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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 teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

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  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

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    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 2020 global rankings.

  • THE Impact Rankings 2020

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards 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 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University 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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  • An introduction to ECU’s School of Nursing & Midwifery

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Student stories

  • Sharna Allan

    Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) student

    "ECU South West is a tight-knit community where you get a sense of belonging"

    After graduating from high school in 2015, I had no idea what area of study I wanted to pursue at university. I decided to attend the ECU South West Open Day and found out they were offering a dual degree of Nursing and Midwifery. I was very excited I was able to find a course that was interesting to study and be able to stay at home.

  • Margaret Adejumo

    Master of Nursing

    "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.

  • Emily James

    Emily James

    ECU Nursing student

    "I spoke to nurses within the industry and they knew ECU is an amazing place to study."

    The reputation, location, facilities, curriculum, and employment opportunities post-graduation made the decision easy for me to decide where to study nursing.

    The staff are passionate about nursing and extremely knowledgeable in their fields of expertise. They have been extremely approachable and more than willing to help.

    The course provides practicum placements where I can enhance the skills learnt in class, and simulation wards provide a real-life set up to practice in. It makes interactive learning motivating, and makes you feel like a nurse before you have officially become one.

    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.