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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?

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    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 undergraduate 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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  • Nursing and Midwifery double degree student Jessica Burgess talks about her ECU experience.

  • Meet Helena Halton, Director of Postgraduate Nursing Studies and Nurse Practitioner at ECU's Chronic Disease Wellness Clinic.

  • ECU celebrates the achievements of nurses and midwives and the impact they make to so many lives around the country every day.

  • I graduated with a Master of Midwifery Practice and now I’m working in my dream job as a midwife at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

  • An introduction to ECU’s School of Nursing & Midwifery

Student stories

  • Rosebeth Kagoce

    Rosebeth Kagoce

    ECU Nursing and Midwifery graduate

    "ECU is renowned for offering the best nursing and midwifery courses that prepare students for the real world."

    I undertook placements in many clinical areas including maternity, Emergency Department (ED), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), and neonatal nursery which gave me the clinical experience needed to thrive in my career as a midwife.

    The course was flexible, and I was able to work part-time; study full-time with some classes online; and manage a young family.

    The lecturers were approachable, encouraging and very knowledgeable in the subjects they taught, and I also made some amazing lifelong friends who I now work with in the same industry and we chat and debrief all the time.

  • 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.

  • Sharna Bicheno

    Master of Midwifery Practice

    "Masterful Midwifery"

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