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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.


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

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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

Parents lived experiences of stress and coping when caring for a child with a chronic condition

Congratulations to Professor of Nursing Evalotte Morelius and Dr Stephanie Smith (ECU), Mary Tallon (Perth Children’s Hospital), Garth Kendall (Curtin), Lauren Jones (Consumer Representative) and Carrie Clark (Kalparrin) were recently awarded a $19,800 seeding grant from Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. The grant will further research into the needs and supports required of parents caring for children with chronic conditions.

Mental Health Research

Comment on the latest youth mental health report survey data.

Nurse researchers collaborate with national and international experts in world-first research investigating the impact of digital technology on Australian children

School of Nursing and Midwifery researchers Professors Lisa Whitehead, Evalotte Morelius and Associate Professor Diana Arabiat will collaborate with national and international experts in world-first research investigating the impact of digital technology on Australian children.

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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