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.

Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. This year we are joining the WHO in celebrating the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, by sharing the stories and successes of the Southern Cross nursing and midwifery community.

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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

Reset your future, online and live.

Discover Southern Cross University at our virtual open day events from 17 August.

Register for a live Q&A session or to find out more.

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 All courses are delivered online due to COVID-19

All our courses that are shown to be at a specific campus will be temporarily delivered online with no face-to-face teaching for Session 2 and 3. This may continue longer depending on when the Government instructs us that it is safe to resume normal face-to-face classes on campus. Our normal online courses will continue unaffected.

Student information on COVID-19

Meet our graduates

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Katie East

Bachelor of Nursing

The sun has barely risen most days before Katie East hits the road to one of her many roles – as a nurse practitioner candidate at Brisbane’s Redlands Emergency Department, a clinical nurse at Gold Coast Emergency Department and as an emergency nurse at Southport Watchhouse treating prisoners in custody.

Before leaving, she walks the dog and may even surf. “Work-life balance is important,” says Katie, for on top of all that, she holds several roles within the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia and travels around Australia teaching trauma to nurses.

“Nursing has given me the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I wake up every morning excited.”