Get to know the School of Nursing at Murdoch

Support our community with the power of nursing. Here’s what makes our School of Nursing special.

Nursing is the bedrock of healthcare. And there are few professions in the world as essential, trustworthy, respected, and life-saving.

Would you like a career which allows you to make a real difference to people’s lives? Our School of Nursing is a great place to start. Learn why Murdoch is a standout amongst our peers.

What’s special about the Nursing school at Murdoch?

Choosing the right university for your career is important. You’ll want practical experience, excellent resources and facilities, and guidance from knowledgeable academics and professionals working in the industry.

At Murdoch, we are proud of our school and what we can offer our students. We have a Five-star rating for learner engagement, learning resources, overall education experience and skills development for nursing, according to the Good Universities Guide 2024, and we’re number one in WA for full-time employment in nursing.

And then there’s our community. We make sure everyone feels included and supported, and we recognise that there is no ‘typical’ nursing student or nurse. We have students who are: First Nations, the first in their family to ever attend uni, international, non-native English speakers, school leavers, mature-aged, alternative entrants, male, female, non-binary, LGBTIQA+, multi-cultural, and from low socioeconomic or rural areas. All are welcome in our community.

Explore our resources and facilities that will provide the perfect start to your nursing career. 

All our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are supported by Commonwealth funding.

Meet your academics

There is a noticeable passion for patient care and nursing excellence that envelopes our school, starting right at the top. And our academics have consistently been recognised for their tireless efforts.

Among our passionate academics is Associate Professor Caroline Nilson, who leads the respected Deadly Koolinga Chef Program, a community-based translational research project. The program provides cooking and nutrition instruction to children, with the aim of improving health outcomes.

We have many members of staff who are enthusiastic about healthcare, the community, and educating the next generation of nursing professionals. Meet our team and check out our research projects.

Everyone knows your name at the School of Nursing. Read more.

A fork in the road: your life, your career path

If you want a degree with a defined path that will lead exactly where you need to be, studying nursing at Murdoch is a great choice.

We offer a very popular three-year Bachelor of Nursing where you’ll learn the skills needed to become a registered nurse. It’s a person-centred approach combined with psychosocial and biological sciences, which will fully equip graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge. This course is also accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). You can stop here or follow it up with a postgraduate qualification to suit your interests and career aspirations.

We also offer a new program for enrolled nurses to continue working in healthcare whilst completing a Bachelor of Nursing. The Enrolled Nursing Accelerated Pathway (ENAP) blends online learning with on-campus intensives, allowing students to work in health services while also completing the same number of units and practical placements as in the extended course. Learn more.

Explore your exciting career options in nursing here.

A Five-star rating for Learning Resources for Health Services and Support.

- Good Universities Guide 2024

We’re building a brighter future, together

A great university education isn’t just about what’s on the pages of a textbook. It’s also about modern and well-equipped facilities and having experienced academics who have their finger on the pulse. And it’s about having a culture that embraces inclusivity and diverse ideas so we can strive for a better tomorrow.

Murdoch has been a pioneering university since we opened our doors in 1974. Part of our university strategy is to champion and support First Nations people as students, academics, and in the wider community. For example, our unique partnership program with Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group aims to nurture future First Nations nurses, and to champion Indigenous perspective and knowledge in Australia’s healthcare system. We are on a journey to a brighter future, together.

Posted on:

8 Mar 2024

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