The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.

World top 38 ? for Nursing
94% Employed ? within four months of graduating
800 hours of clinical placement

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.

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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.

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Latest news

Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

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.

Professor Alex Zelinsky (University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President), Carol Cooper (family), Lyn Morris (family), Bob Morris (family), Professor Jenny May (Director of University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health), Jenny Morris (family), Peter Morris (family)

News • 4 Dec 2019

Bequest to support education and training of rural healthcare professionals

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.

Bachelor Nursing student Damian Moore uses virtual reality conflict resolution

News • 25 Nov 2019

Ground-breaking conflict simulator helps train budding nurses

A world-first virtual reality (VR) simulation is helping train nursing students at the University of Newcastle in conflict resolution.

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Sustainable impact

Event • 14 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Sustainable Impact

Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn how to utilise the 'lean startup' process and why the Business Model Canvas or the Mission Model Canvas is key to sustainable impact.

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Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation with Industry: Preparing for Industry / End-user Meetings

Join us for this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.

Ask me anything with Dr Cameron Webb

Event • 17 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Grand Challenge: Ask Me Anything with Dr Cameron Webb (NSW Health)

At this Ask Me Anything you'll have the opportunity to pick the brains of people at the forefront of mosquito interventions to help you develop and refine a potential solution for submission to the Grand Challenge.

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