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.
ECU received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all public universities in the Australian Governments 2019 QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching) survey.
We're also the top-ranked Australian public university for skills development and overall educational experience (based on two-year aggregated results).
ECU also ranked best in Australia across these disciplines for teaching quality, skills development, student support, quality of educational experience and overall educational experience:
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 support staff are always ready to help"
Margaret, an international student from Nigeria, is studying a Master of Nursing at ECU, and enjoying the mix of theory with practical real-life situations.
Master of Midwifery Practice student, Sharna Bicheno talks about her long-held passion to work with women and their babies.
"Finding a nursing niche"
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.