About our School


Professor Sally Chan A warm welcome to you from the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM) at the University of Newcastle.

The SoNM offers high quality programs leading to the degrees Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery. These programs meet contemporary best practice standards for nursing and midwifery education. The Bachelor of Nursing program is offered in Newcastle at our Callaghan campus, the Central Coast (Ourimbah) or in Port Macquarie. The Bachelor of Midwifery is offered at Callaghan and Port Macquarie. Both programs are strongly linked to our clinical partners in the Hunter-New England, Central Coast, Northern Sydney and North Coast regions of NSW. In these programs we place strong emphasis on emerging healthcare technologies. Our graduates have been successfully employed in local, national and global settings.

Our School works in partnership with clinicians and educators from our local health services to offer jointly developed clinically up-to-date postgraduate programs for specialist nurses and midwives in the following areas: Advanced Nursing; Nurse Practitioner; Midwifery; Mental Health Nursing; and Applied Management (Nursing). We also offer Masters by Research, and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Our researchers contribute to key healthcare research. Our researchers are aligned with Priority Research Centres, Research Centres and Research Groups affiliated with the University. Our faculty members provide expertise across a broad range of clinical specialties and lead research in areas of:

  • Aged Care;
  • Health Services Research;
  • Health Professional Education; and
  • Mental Health.

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.

Our work also focuses on enriching and developing our communities through mutually beneficial activities that add 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.

We are proud of our role in preparing nurses and midwives who are committed to interdisciplinary health care. Thank you for visiting our website. Please let us know if you would like to have more information about our School.

Professor Sally Chan

Dean of Nursing, Head of School
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle

For more information: Email nursing-administration-support@newcastle.edu.au or call (02) 4921 6304.