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Nursing and Midwifery

Do you have a passion for helping others? Make a difference through CDU’s nationally recognised nursing and midwifery programs offering flexible online or on-campus options. You could be delivering care in local or remote communities and hospitals, assisting with global humanitarian relief, or providing evidence-based care for women and babies.

Clinical placements available across Australia and simulation blocks delivered in CDU's Darwin, Alice Springs or Sydney clinical practice suites.

Choose CDU for nursing and midwifery courses

  • #7 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes

    According to The Good Universities Guide 2024 CDU ranks as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • 100% flexible study that suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time

  • Join a community of more than 6,500 health and nursing students

    Studying with CDU online or on campus across Australia

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Why study nursing or midwifery?

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Whether you’re starting or advancing your career, CDU’s flexible nursing and midwifery courses can help you reach your goals without putting your life on hold. 

Study an undergraduate degree to be eligible to qualify as a registered nurse or midwife, or study a postgraduate course to specialise or move into leadership positions.

We’ve been offering nursing and midwifery degrees for decades and specialise in supporting busy students. You can study nursing or midwifery online or on campus and switch between part-time and full-time study as you need. However you choose to study your nursing or midwifery degree, you’ll gain practical experience in actual health settings through placements and clinical simulation suites. 

Study nursing or midwifery online

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Whether you seek a bachelor's in midwifery or want to study nursing with flexible schedules, CDU empowers you to embark on a fulfilling career in healthcare, delivering compassionate care to women and babies in diverse settings.

Our online nursing and midwifery degrees give you the flexibility to:

  • Study the theory component of a nursing or midwifery degree 100% online
  • Complete placements close to your home
  • Take part in clinical training at one of our many state-of-the-art simulation suites located in major cities around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin and Alice Springs)
  • Finish your clinical training as an intensive unit in as little as two weeks, rather than over a whole semester.

When you study nursing or midwifery online with us, you’ll have access to round-the-clock academic and technical support, 1:1 support from lecturers and a world-class online learning platform.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.

Your career in nursing and midwifery

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Our nursing and midwifery courses include undergraduate study and diploma level study, both of which will give you the skills and knowledge to gain a nationally recognised qualification in the healthcare sector and find a fulfilling career caring for others. 

A Diploma of Nursing is the minimum requirement to become an Enrolled Nurse (EN) in Australia, while a Bachelor of Nursing qualifies you to register as a Registered Nurse (RN). Our undergraduate nursing courses can lead to roles in hospitals and medical clinics across the country, where you can make an impact on the lives of patients in a wide range of areas from acute and chronic care to mental health, aged care, and more. 

A Bachelor of Midwifery qualifies to you register as a midwife. With this degree, you may find career opportunities in midwifery group practice, public and private hospitals, and more.

You can continue your studies to specialise further or gain additional qualifications with our postgraduate nursing courses.

Launch into your new world of study with confidence

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    Sharni Woods knows all too well that being a mum is a full time job. With an active two year old, she has little time to herself. But that hasn’t stopped her reaching for her goals. Sharni’s currently studying an online nursing degree at CDU.

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    A quick step into nursing with an online degree: Meet Michelle

    As a busy mum and trained dancer, Michelle never dreamed that a different career would be possible. But CDU changed all that. Waltzing through a flexible online nursing degree, she's now dancing to a different tune working as a nurse.

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