School of Nursing and Midwifery
Excellence in caring
Our School’s programs offer a personalised student journey through innovative and contemporary learning experiences.
Our students are inspired to become life-long learners and committed to the delivery of care across the lifespan.
Our teaching reflects contemporary practice, is evidence-based and delivered by experts from the University and industry partners.
Our research is undertaken in collaboration with our Indigenous and local communities, national and global partners and is focused on ground-breaking solutions to real world health challenges.
Excellence in caring
Hear from our Head of School and Dean of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Amanda Johnson, and meet Sindi Ford, Bachelor of Nursing student.
Why study nursing and midwifery with us
Our students experience individual support to meet their needs in a nurturing environment, helping them to achieve their goals.
Our curriculum has been redesigned and is delivered using a blended learning approach combining the benefits of face-to-face teaching, with the flexibility of virtual learning. Our programs are informed by evidence-based practice and guided by our values of excellence, engagement, equity and sustainability to grow future nursing and midwifery leaders.
Our global reputation for providing excellence in research
Through collaborative work with our strategic partners and the expertise and contributions of our staff, our research outputs have impacted policy, practice and education
Our School engages in research that challenges conventional thinking and makes purposeful impact on the direction of care in nursing and midwifery. New innovations are created through our work, which leads to improved care for people and their families across the lifespan.
A nursing degree and more
20-year-old Juliette was home-schooled, right up until the end of year 10. When she finished school, she assumed she’d never study again. But after a year of working, travelling and completing some short courses, it became apparent to Juliette that she wanted to pursue a career in Nursing.
A midwife that all women deserve
Evelyn Chatikobo will graduate from the University of Newcastle this week as a Midwife.
Persistence pays off for nursing graduate after life-threatening accident
Jessica Coleman studied a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle.
New career directions with postgraduate study
Kathleen plans to use her postgraduate degree to expand her career in the future.
Keeping up with contemporary clinical practice
Luke is a Nurse Manager returning to study after 15 years out of university to ensure his clinical practice is contemporary and evidenced-based.
Moving culture forward
Bachelor of Arts student Angelique Carr is helping to digitise fascinating human stories from the past.
News • 8 Oct 2020
With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.
News • 12 Aug 2020
The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.
News • 4 Dec 2019
Aspiring doctors and nurses from regional and remote areas will have greater opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations thanks to new scholarships being offered by the University of Newcastle.
Event • 29 Apr 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hear from founders and business leaders throughout the region as we explore the art of pitching.
Event • 3 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am
Find out first-hand what opportunities are available to bring your new product, process or service through the phases of “explore – experiment – accelerate – scale” right here in the Hunter.
Event • 5 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am
Join us at Startup Stories for an engaging session with one of Australia’s brightest medtech CEO’s and local Newcastle entrepreneur as she shares her insight into building a world-class company and scaling it across the globe.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.