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    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

  • 96% of postgrad CDU nursing students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

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Message from the Dean

With over 6000 students and 150 CDU staff located at campuses across Australia, the College of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the largest university providers of online education for nurses, midwives, medical doctors and other health professionals.

We aspire to produce excellent graduates who will become the next generation of health professional leaders in their chosen career path.

Studying at CDU means you are part of a community of scholars that engage with the latest online learning technologies and benefit from clinical teaching in actual health settings and clinical training suites located across Australia in either Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne. 

We were the first University to offer online undergraduate health degrees, and we have a range of new postgraduate and continuing professional development programs to meet alumni demand for those of you who are current practicing health professionals. This year we launched our suite of Aeromedical post graduate online courses open to doctors and nurses and other health professionals across Australia and internationally.

Our Molly Wardaguga Research Centre focuses on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal mothers and babies by reducing pre-term birth rates. We also specialise in research in Primary Health Care, Mental Health, Cancer and Chronic Conditions.

We are values-driven, delivering quality, innovative teaching programs and engaging in high impact research outcomes that make a difference in the lives of people in the Northern Territory, Australia and internationally. Join us to connect, discover and grow.

Interim College Dean
Professor Karen Francis

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  • Maternity health service being delivered closer to home for Arnhem Land women.

    Re-designing maternity services at Galiwin’ku with Yolŋu knowledge

    Researchers at Charles Darwin University (CDU) are set to redesign maternity services to use Yolŋu knowledge and non-Yolŋu knowledge at Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island in Arnhem Land.

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  • Dr Daniel Liu

    Staff Spotlight - Dr Daniel Liu

    In March this year, Dr Daniel Liu joined the College of Nursing and Midwifery as an Outstanding Future Researcher, and the Deputy Lead of the Chronic Disease, Cancer, and Ageing Research Group.

    Here, Dr Liu shares his thoughts about the industry, his new role, and his future goals.

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    Master of Nursing [pre registration] - supporting new and international students

    After relocating from Perth to Darwin to partake in CDU’s Master of Nursing [pre-registration], Yanxuan (Yvonne) Lin says she’s learnt a lot, both academically and personally. 
    “I was on working holiday visa for two years in Australia, and I enjoyed the life here,” says Yvonne.
    “During the outbreak of COVID-19, I had always respected what nurses do for us."
    “So, I believed that to become a nurse would be a good idea.”

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