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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?

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.

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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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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Shari Pilkington - Transforming Lives

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.

Student
stories

  • "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.

  • "Masterful Midwifery"
    Sharna BichenoMaster of Midwifery Practice

    Master of Midwifery Practice student, Sharna Bicheno talks about her long-held passion to work with women and their babies.

  • "The clinical practice wards and simulation patients at ECU are as close as you’ll get to the real thing"
    Rocheal-Lee LockBachelor of Science (Nursing) student

    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.

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