Nurses and midwives are among the most valued members of any community. Midwives play a crucial role caring for mothers and babies throughout the childbearing years.
On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery you are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse and midwife - a highly capable individual who is qualified to work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in general nursing and midwifery practice settings.
The versatility of the nurse and midwife is becoming increasingly important in the provision of Australian and international health services.
This joint qualification will make you highly employable in many practice settings, especially rural and remote areas where multi-skilled practitioners are highly valuable.
As a nursing graduate you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to be a competent beginning-level registered nurse who can provide leadership and care across the age continuum, with the scope to provide care in clinical environments, including acute care, primary health care and health promotion.
As a midwifery graduate you will add to the above capabilities the specialist knowledge to provide care to mothers and babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period, including emergencies. Throughout the course, you will connect theory to clinical practice, undertaking clinical experience in diverse settings throughout Victoria and major metropolitan teaching facilities such as Monash Medical Centre, The Alfred, Peninsula Health and others.
You may also have the invaluable opportunity to study and participate in clinical placements in Sweden or the UK, under our successful student exchange programs.
Successful completion of the course will lead to eligibility for registration as a registered nurse and a registered midwife, each with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) subject to the graduate also meeting the current MNBA Registration standard: English language skills. Registration with the NMBA is a legal requirement for practising as a registered nurse in Australia. Registration with the NMBA is a legal requirement for practising as a registered midwife in Australia.