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.

Ranked 36 in the World ? 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

Professor Vanessa McDonald

News • 8 Oct 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

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.

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.

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JTDs pitching

Event • 29 Apr 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Pitching

Hear from founders and business leaders throughout the region as we explore the art of pitching.

Funding Roadmap

Event • 3 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Funding Roadmap

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.

Jennifer Holland

Event • 5 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Jennifer Holland (Throat Scope)

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.

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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.