We train more graduate nurses than anyone else in Australia, and we’ve been doing it since the mid-19th century. So you can count on our experience, connections and reputation in the industry.
As our student, you’ll benefit from exceptional facilities and strong links with healthcare partners which provide opportunities for clinical placements, community engagement projects and future employment. For example, our Continuity of Care Experience (CCE) program gives our midwifery students the opportunity to engage with women from pregnancy to after the birth.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As a student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects, like assisting with nursing and midwifery programs in Cambodia, Vanuatu and more.
As a nursing graduate you can pursue a career in a medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community care nursing, mental health nursing, and clinical education. As a midwifery graduate, you can pursue a range of careers such as midwife, consultant midwife, clinical specialist, prenatal educator, researcher, family care, and child health centre professional.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
Professor Kim Foster joined ACU in 2016 as Professor of Mental Health Nursing and leader of the Mental Health Nursing Research Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Her role is to conduct high quality collaborative research with mental health nurses, consumers, carers, and multidisciplinary colleagues that translates into effective care and improves the wellbeing and outcomes of mental health consumers and carers.
Her main areas of research have been co-associated physical and mental health, children and families with challenging physical and/or mental health conditions, and the mental health workforce’s capacity to provide quality care.
“The best thing about studying at ACU was the smaller class sizes, which made it more personal and helpful in terms of my learning.
I enjoyed many aspects of the course, but my favourite part was working alongside women on practical sessions and putting theory into practice. I hope I’m making an impact in my job by supporting women and their families on their journey to becoming mothers.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.