The Bachelor of Nursing prepares students for the role of a Registered Nurse, to deliver the highest quality, patient-centred care to people of all ages in a variety of settings.
The postgraduate programs provide nurses with options for enhancing their careers and preparing them for leadership roles. Our programs qualify for ‘away from base’ funding for Indigenous students.
CDU is ranked in the top 10 best nursing schools and universities in Australia. Our graduate employment rate is around 80%. Hospitals and other health service institutions are reliable employers, and job security is excellent.
Rural, remote and international nursing
Pursue your interest in rural, remote and international nursing at CDU.
We offer rural and remote placements in the Northern Territory and interstate. If you have an interest in rural, remote and Indigenous health, you’re in the right place.
If you're interest lies elsewhere, we offer international study opportunities in Indonesia and Vietnam.
A simulation block is a compulsory one-week study block where students learn and practice their clinical skills in a simulated environment before clinical placement.
Simulation blocks are held in Darwin, Alice Springs and Sydney.
Clinical placements are a vital part of the education process, giving students real-world experience in health environments, such as hospitals, community centres or aged care facilities. We have a dedicated Placement Office responsible for sourcing and arranging placements for nursing students.
Find out more about clinical placements.
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with a clinical specialty, educated at Masters Level.
Our College supports nurse practitioner candidates to make the transition from advanced practice nurses to the full extended scope of practice as Nurse Practitioners in priority health areas.
Interested in midwifery?
The Bachelor of Midwifery Registered Nurse Pathway is available to registered nurses interested in working with women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. This two-year part-time program is delivered online (two units per semester) with clinical competency requirements and mandatory intensive clinical teaching blocks held in Darwin.