School of Nursing and Midwifery

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Our School offers high quality courses with strong links to local health districts. Our staff are active in research and committed to delivering the best teaching strategies to equip our students to be valuable practitioners in a variety of healthcare settings.


Study Areas Nursing

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate programs offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery include:

New Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing Program

The University of Newcastle's brand new Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing has been designed for registered nurses to develop their skills, knowledge, and the ability to respond to complex patient situations in specialised clinical environments.

The program consists of four courses. There is a core course in pathophysiology and health assessment, which forms the basis of specialist practice. The remaining three courses give you the option of specialising in one of six areas including;

  • Acute Care (Medical/Surgical)
  • Aged Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • Mental Health, and
  • Public Health.

Within the program are core and advanced clinical competencies that are based on the standards of practice published by the respective colleges, e.g. College of Emergency Nursing Australia (CENA).

This program can be studied 100% online allowing you to stay where you are needed most.

For more information and to apply, visit the program information page on the Postgraduate website.

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Our Research

The School is engaged in a range of research and research training activities which are enhanced by well developed partnerships and collaborative initiatives with other Schools, Faculties, universities and industry partners including Hunter New England Health.

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New opportunities and emerging technologies

We offer a unique opportunity for you to become a registered nurse or midwife with the highest level of qualification and extensive professional experience. We have a strong emphasis on emerging healthcare technologies with our graduates being employed in local, national and global settings.

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In the Community

We have a focus on enriching and developing  our communities through mutually beneficial activity that adds value to the teaching, learning and research activity of the University. We are aligned with initiatives such as Relay for Life, Nurses 4 Nurses and International Nurses Day.