Inspiring, supporting and encouraging students to transition to a professional Nurse or Midwife. Nurses provide care to people and their families across the lifespan. Midwives provide support to women, babies and their families from conception to birth and in the initial period post-birth.
Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle. With a strong background in education and managing schools, Head of School and Dean of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Amanda Johnson, is passionate and committed to developing work-ready graduates who are leaders and committed to excellence in care. Professor Johnson seeks to promote and encourage students to make a difference in people’s lives within our regions.
Offering educational excellence across two campuses: Callaghan and Ourimbah (Central Coast from mid-2021 onwards), we are conveniently located to enable students to access study opportunities throughout Newcastle, the Hunter, Central Coast, mid-North Coast and Sydney. Our School is inclusive of all cultures. Our Indigenous partners speak of the long and deep history that their people have with the Hunter, Central Coast and regional New South Wales where we encourage Indigenous Australians to participate in either our nursing or midwifery programs. Additionally, our international campus, located in Singapore, has a number of international partnerships and we offer student exchanges within the Asia-Pacific region, as a priority.
Our undergraduate programs are:
Our postgraduate programs have been co-designed with industry partners to meet our community needs. Incorporating contemporary practice, they are taught by both our academic staff and experts drawn from our industry partners, offering the flexibility to study virtually. Our programs include:
- Master of Nursing (with specialisations)
- Master of Mental Health Nursing
- Master of Midwifery Studies(with specialisation)
- Master of Nurse Practitioner
Students interested in research can study through a pathway of Honours, Masters and/or a PhD program. Higher degree students undertake a broad range of nursing, midwifery and health related research under the supervision of our expert members of the Professoriate and experienced academic and industry partners.
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.