Skip to main content
  • 94% of undergrad CDU nursing students find employment

    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

  • Join a community of more than 5,500 health and nursing students

    Studying with CDU online or on-campus across Australia

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.

College Dean - Professor Karen Francis

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

Our work



Key people



  • nurses

    Celebrating International Nurses’ Day at CDU

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) is celebrating the amazing work of its graduate and student nurses on International Nurses’ Day on May 12.

    Read more
  • Janie Mason

    CDU recognises the long history of nursing in the Northern Territory

    A new book written by Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Nursing Museum Honorary Curator offers a valuable and unique insight into the rich history of nursing in the Northern Territory.  

    Read more
  • Birthing on Country conference to be held in October, co-hosted by the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, will be a celebration of the long history of First Nations maternity care, and a look to the future of on-country birthing.

    Molly Wardaguga Research Centre announces National Birthing on Country Conference to honour midwives

    The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre at Charles Darwin University (CDU) is co-hosting the second National Birthing on Country Conference in Alice Springs on October 10-12, a decade after the inaugural event.

    Read more
Midwifery students in Indonesia

College quarterly e-newsletter

Welcome to new students, develop new innovative teaching programs, engage in research and establish international partnerships, we want to share all the inspiring good news stories with students, alumni, clinical partners and stakeholder.

Subscribe to our quartely e-newsletter