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Nursing & Midwifery

We're Western Australia's largest nursing program, with facilities like hospital-standard demonstration wards that are the envy of other universities.

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Nursing & Midwifery at ECU

ECU has the only Bachelor of Nursing & Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia and our nursing courses include flexible online study options.

We also have facilities that are the envy of other universities, with demonstration wards that are as close as you can get to the real thing – until you start your practical work in one of Western Australia's major hospitals.

If the idea of a career in nursing or midwifery gets your pulse racing, look no further than ECU.

Why ECU?


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.

Study areas, degrees and majors

At ECU, we've grouped similar fields of work into study areas – Nursing and Midwifery is one of them.

Within this study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or a double degree such as a Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery).

Postgraduate degrees are also available through coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Nursing by Research degree or complete a Master of Healthcare Studies by coursework.

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ECU's worked for me this way, I'm going to keep going with ECU and do the Masters of Midwifery. So I graduated from the masters earlier this year, now I'm working at King Edward Memorial Hospital as a midwife, in my dream job.


  • "The flexibility, support and friendly vibe at ECU has made for a remarkable experience so far"
    Vinita Pillai
    Vinita PillaiBachelor of Science (Nursing) student

    ECU was my first choice for studying nursing because of the flexibility the university provides – I wanted to study somewhere that I could also manage my family, work and home commitments.

    My experience at ECU so far has been remarkable, the staff always strive to provide the best education and support to students. There is a really friendly vibe among all the students, and the cultural diversity gives you an opportunity to understand people from a wide range of nationalities.

    My studies have helped me gain vital skills and knowledge and I look forward to completing my nursing degree and pursue my dream career in clinical research and trials.

  • "Combining work with online postgrad study"
    Anhnie NguyenMaster of Clinical Nursing

    Master of Clinical Nursing student Anhnie Nguyen talks about combining online study at ECU with her nursing work.

  • "Finding a nursing niche"
    Charlotte BramanisMaster of Nurse Education

    Charlotte returned to study after working in Nursing for 20 years. After completing a Graduate Certificate in Children and Young People's Nursing, she is undertaking a Master of Nurse Education at ECU.

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