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Nursing and Midwifery

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in our community. The discipline of Nursing and Midwifery in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences ensures that the leaders and clinicians of the future are ready to work in a global context.


Flexible & innovative education

  • We enjoy an excellent reputation for innovation in education, research and practice.
  • Our School is internationally recognised for its high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs. We are ranked in the top 100 in the world for nursing in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • We are creative in our use of flexible modes of delivery including distance education, online learning and video streaming.
  • The School features state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories that include high fidelity simulation equipment in a four-bed simulation suite.
  • We maintain strong partnerships with our community and healthcare partners.

Research that makes a difference

  • We stand for strong research - focussed on making a difference to the world of clinical practice.
  • Our research is ranked above world standard in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia rankings.
  • We have the only International Council of Nurses (ICNP) Research and Development Centre in Australia and outside of Europe.
  • Our research and practice development improves midwifery and nursing practice across the life span and within home, community and institutional settings.

Global impact

  • A third of our students are from overseas. We are engaged globally, and our diverse, international campus community enables students to form networks and lasting friendships throughout the world.
  • Our World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre works closely with WHO/HQ on current health emergencies such as Ebola and Zika.
  • We established the Sturt Honor Society of Nursing (SHSN), a global community of nurse leaders who use knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. SHSN is actively working towards being inducted as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

A proud history

  • Our School was established in 1975 and we were the first university in South Australia to offer nursing education in the tertiary sector.
  • The School’s geographical footprint extends from metropolitan Adelaide to regional areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory.