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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).

Our research

Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and society through innovations in nursing and midwifery practice. Our researchers are experts in their field and seek to conduct meaningful research through projects with national and international industry partners and research colleagues.

Our Purpose is to inspire excellence in nursing and midwifery practice through innovative education, research and collaboration.

Our Vision is to generate evidence through excellence in research that will inform clinical practice and improve outcomes.

Our Goal is to advance research and knowledge translation.

The School has two Research Centres, our Strategic Research Centre, Centre for Research in Aged Care (CRAC), and our School-based Research Centre, the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research (CNMHSR). Our Centres have the capacity to undertake research across a variety of areas, providing a strong research environment, and allowing world-class research to create lasting impact for our communities.

News & events

Volunteers needed for Frailty Project at Hollywood Hospital

ECU researchers in collaboration with Hollywood Private Hospital are seeking volunteers to help frail older adults as part a world-first trial.

Cultural challenges for migrants in their end of life

PhD student Gertrude Phiri shares preliminary findings of her PhDstudy in an article with Aged Care Institute, highlighting the need for more culturally appropriate care in the Australian Aged Care system. Gertrude is looking to expand this research into a larger study in the context of better care for African Australians.

International Congress on Innovations in Nursing

The International Congress on Innovations in Nursing was a great success. ECU was once again a platinum sponsor of the conference, which showcased innovations led by nurses and midwives.

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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