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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"Combining work with online postgrad study"
Master of Clinical Nursing student Anhnie Nguyen talks about combining online study at ECU with her nursing work.
"As a stay at home mum for 10 years and the first in my family to go to university, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was immediately welcomed by staff and students!"
I'd always wanted to become a nurse but having been out of the workforce for 10 years, being a mature aged Indigenous student and a mother of three, I was anxious about studying.
It didn't take long for me to settle into 'uni' life and fit in with everyone! I joined ECU's sports club and made some really good friends. The facilities at ECU are great and provide everything you need in one place. The staff are also really supportive.
Nursing at ECU has helped me develop organisational, communication, social and interpersonal skills in the classroom and I've been able to apply those in my nursing practicums. It's all been very rewarding.
"The clinical practice wards and simulation patients at ECU are as close as you’ll get to the real thing"
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.