Our nursing and midwifery degrees are a pathway to professional registration, taught in cutting-edge health science facilities by the School of Health and Human Sciences.

These include hospital simulation laboratories where students develop skills in diagnosis and response to medical emergencies, simulation birthing suites and anatomy labs.

Our undergraduate nursing and midwifery degrees include extensive practical placements to thoroughly prepare you for the workplace as either a Registered Nurse or Midwife, while our postgraduate degrees offer the opportunity to extend your practice into areas such as mental health nursing, diabetes management and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A special pathway program enables Enrolled Nurses who have completed an approved package to complete an undergraduate nursing degree in just two years.

Why study nursing and midwifery at Southern Cross?

  • Outstanding facilities for practical training including simulation equipment (sim man and sim baby), and anatomy cadaver lab
  • Assistance and support with professional placements
  • Degrees approved by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia enabling professional registration
  • 5-star rating in the 2019 Good Universities Guide for graduate employment and student support in nursing
  • 95% of our nursing graduates are employed shortly after graduation – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018
  • Very high projected job growth in midwifery with 10,000 openings (including 3,300 new jobs) between 2018-2023 – Job Outlook 2018