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 has been ranked number 6 in the world for Gender Equality and number 11 for Quality Education in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
The rankings show how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
ECU is ranked in the top 50 overall, and also features at #22 for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and #28 for Good Health and Well-being.
ECU has received international recognition for the quality of our Nursing program, placing in the world's top 150 universities in ShanghaiRanking's 2019 global rankings.
Shanghai Rankings, also known as Academic Ranking of World Universities, is an annual publication of world university rankings, originally compiled and issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003.
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.
"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.
"The level of personal attention offered by SW staff is hard to beat"
Nursing student Lachie came to ECU via UniPrep and is now fulfilling a dream by studying at university in the place he loves.
"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.