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Nurses and midwives are highly skilled health care professionals who combine the art of caring with scientific knowledge and skills. ECU has the largest Nursing program and the only dual Nursing/Midwifery degree in Western Australia. And we have facilities that are the envy of other universities.

Our demonstration wards 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 School of Nursing and Midwifery has been ranked in the 2020 top 100 nursing schools by the  ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Nursing


The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

On our study area web page you’ll find course information and videos or galleries of our great facilities, plus hear about their ECU experience from current students or graduates.

You can also check out courses, including undergraduate, postgraduate, graduate entry and online courses (if available).

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At the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research, we undertake innovative research to develop knowledge, evaluate effectiveness and implement change in healthcare through interventions, treatments and knowledge to transform and shape policy and practice in three key areas:

News & events

Dr Clare Davison

Appointment to Australian College of Midwives steering group

Dr Clare Davison has been appointed to lead one of four national groups set up to review the National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral.

Volunteers Needed for Frailty Project at Hollywood Hospital

Researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University are seeking volunteers to provide support to frail, hospitalised older adults as part of a study in collaboration with Hollywood Private Hospital.

PhD Candidate Spotlight: Yakubu Ismaila

PhD candidate, Yakubu Ismaila shares his research findings exploring barriers to Ghanaian midwives’ ability to provide quality maternal and newborn care, their consequences, and how midwives cope with both.

See and hear more on our ECU YouTube channel.

International Clinical Placements

If you're interested in working in a different healthcare system to experience health in a diverse cultural setting, you can include a community placement overseas as part of our undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery programs.

Community placement opportunities are currently available in Laos, Cambodia, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Tanzania for Nursing students and in the Philippines for Midwifery students.

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