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.
"Combining work with online postgrad study"
Master of Clinical Nursing student Anhnie Nguyen talks about combining online study at ECU with her nursing work.
"I love the atmosphere of being on campus; everyone is really friendly"
I chose ECU partly because it was close to home, but also because I'd heard good things from my friends who had studied here previously.
I have wanted to do nursing and Paramedicine since I was a kid. Once I decided I wanted to go to university, I did a UniPrep course at ECU and got accepted into nursing. I hope to complete the paramedic course next.
In the short time I've studied nursing, the skills I learnt through UniPrep, such as referencing, have proven valuable.
I have studied as both an online student and on campus. I love the atmosphere of being on campus; everyone is really friendly.
"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.
I was also surprised by the amount of practicum we are exposed to and the variety of placement options. In first year, we entered the nursing area through aged care. It was here we were able to establish our fundamental abilities of communication and care.
This is an incredible degree with so many options post-graduation. You can work anywhere in the world and at any time. I would highly recommend this degree, however it is one that requires effort and involvement.