Facilities and clinics
Your nursing and midwifery studies will have a practical component. You’ll train in simulation facilities like simulated wards, complete with realistic ‘patients’. These innovative spaces are as close as you can get to real-world hospital environments so you’ll get plenty of experience even before your placements with real patients.
More nurses graduate from ACU than anywhere else in Australia – and for good reason. Our nursing courses are known for developing professionals who are compassionate, competent and have a social conscience. Once you've graduated you can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Our mental health (nursing) postgraduate degree is accredited with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
Study university overseas
During your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn what nursing or midwifery is like overseas. Our short-term international study experiences can take you to Timor Leste, Vanuatu, the USA, Singapore, Chile and many more destinations, where you’ll study at a partner university or put your skills into practice at local health clinics. Plus, you can choose to study at our Rome campus.
Go beyond the classroom with hands-on work experience. You’ll gain over 800 hours of clinical practice by the time you graduate, working in placements with our industry partners such as aged care and mental health facilities, and leading hospitals. Midwifery students will also have the opportunity to engage with at least 10 women to follow their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal-care journey.