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Nursing & Midwifery

ECU prepares more nursing and midwifery students for careers in health than any other WA university. Here, you'll have access to state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities featuring simulated practice areas for scenario-based learning, and practicum placements with many healthcare providers. We also provide experienced practitioners with a wide range of online postgraduate courses to upskill or change career direction.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in Australia for learning resources

    ECU has been ranked top university in Australia for learning resources, and the top public university in Western Australia for overall educational experience in undergraduate Nursing. Source: QILT Student Experience Survey 2020.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    ECU’s 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has been achieved for 15 straight years! Five-star ratings were also achieved for undergraduate skills development, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and overall experience. All ratings are the best for a public university in Western Australia.

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  • Shanghai Ranking 2020 logo

    Nursing program in world's top 100

    ECU has received international recognition for the quality of our Nursing program, placing in the world's top 100 universities in ShanghaiRanking's 2021 global rankings.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View rankings.

Courses

The nursing and midwifery professions offer you different options for healthcare specialisation, including newborn babies, aged care, paediatrics, mental health, critical care, rural or remote nursing and a host of other specialties.

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery has partnerships with metropolitan and rural hospitals and the private sector, allowing you to undertake most of your undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.

Some courses can be studied at our Joondalup or South West (Bunbury) campuses.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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  • I graduated with a Master of Midwifery Practice and now I’m working in my dream job as a midwife at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

  • ECU celebrates the achievements of nurses and midwives and the impact they make to so many lives around the country every day.

  • "My degree planted all the knowledge in my head, and now on the job I can draw from that to tackle the problem right away."

  • Nursing and Midwifery double degree student Jessica Burgess talks about her ECU experience.

  • Meet Helena Halton, Director of Postgraduate Nursing Studies and Nurse Practitioner at ECU's Chronic Disease Wellness Clinic.

  • An introduction to ECU’s School of Nursing & Midwifery

Student stories

  • Kelly Vestby

    Kelly Vestby

    ECU South West UniPrep graduate and Nursing student

    I wanted a career that was challenging and one I could take anywhere in the world

    I had been out of school for a long time but UniPrep provided me with the skills needed to write essays, research and manage my time effectively.

    ECU’s flexible study options and the supportive atmosphere at the South West Campus has also helped me fit in study around being a mum and business owner.

  • Emily James

    Emily James

    ECU Nursing student

    Nurses within the industry said that ECU is an amazing place to study

    I work full time, so the convenience and flexibility of engaging with staff online is priceless to me, and I don’t have to reduce my working hours. I cannot recommend the amazing atmosphere more highly enough. I am so proud to be an ECU student.

  • Rocheal-Lee Lock

    ECU Bachelor of Science (Nursing) student

    The clinical practice wards and simulation patients at ECU are as close as you’ll get to the real thing

    I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was 16 after I helped deliver my aunt’s baby, so that just set the wheels in motion. Since then, I’ve been raising children and waiting for the right time to study as a mature age student. I feel comfortable studying at ECU and practicing my clinical skills before I go out into the real hospital environment. I can honestly say that my lecturers and tutors are the best of the best. I am confident in their ability because they are working in the industry and are in touch with what nursing is currently like.