Nursing & Midwifery
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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.
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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"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.
"Nursing experience leads to PhD"
Esther completed her undergraduate Nursing studies in Ghana, and has been a Registered Nurse for 9 years, working with children and young families, and with premature babies in neonatal intensive care.
This inspired her to return to study a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at ECU, exploring the experiences of parents caring for their preterm infants.
"The practical component of my study has allowed me to bond with classmates, as well as gain confidence in practical skills"
Through my nursing studies at ECU I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some amazing like-minded, driven and inspirational people. The practical class component allows you to practice in pairs in the simulated wards, which is a great opportunity to bond with classmates and make friends, as well as gain confidence in practical skills.
Since moving down South of WA, I’ve really been proud of what I’ve achieved. I entered the Dementia Care Australia National Essay Competition and won first prize for the second year student group. I was also awarded the Lucy Bohan Zonta Women’s Club Bursary scholarship, a fantastic networking opportunity.