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Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine


Now more than ever, we understand the critical importance of health experts. Learn the skills to change lives and make a difference with a degree that’s highly regarded by the industry.

  • Get the best preparation for a career in health, with work placements, world-class teachers and online learning for many courses.
  • Find the health specialty that suits you with a huge range of degrees, tailored class sizes and word-class facilities.
  • Learn in Victoria’s leading hospitals through our on-site clinical schools and work placements, including Australia’s largest Rural Health School and our dedicated Paramedicine Practical Laboratory.
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A female in a simulator hospital demonstrating filling up a syringe with medicine.

Your questions answered

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What do you learn in nursing and midwifery?

Franchesca shares what she's learned at La Trobe and the knowledge and skills gained in her degree.

What's your favourite thing about studying nursing and midwifery?

Franchesca shares her favourite moment during her nursing and midwifery degree.

What real-world skills and opportunities do you get at La Trobe?

Franchesca talks about the industry connections at La Trobe and the facilities help prepare students for real settings.

What placement opportunities are available?

Franchesca talks about her placements and what she gained from experiencing different placements.

What are the classes like?

Franchesca talks about what she learns in her nursing and midwifery classes.

What are the assessments and exams like?

Franchesca talks about the assessments you'll experience in nursing and midwifery.

TOP 100

globally for nursing

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022


median weekly earnings for full-time registered nurses


graduates from undergraduate health services and support degree found employment within four months of graduation.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021

Possible careers

Our nursing, midwifery and paramedicinegraduates enjoy excellent career prospects across a variety of healthcare settings.

Take up nursing positions in the surgical, medical, paediatric, perioperative, emergency, rehabilitation, aged care, mental health, special care nursery or community fields.

Work across a variety of healthcare settings to diagnose and treat patients across all ages for a variety of acute or chronic health conditions.

Take up midwifery, maternal or child health nursing positions to care for people during their pregnancy, labour and after giving birth.

Respond to medical emergencies and assess and attend to patients with life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.

Explore Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine

A group of paramedic students training on a simulator doll.
Two La Trobe midwife student's training to give oxygen to a newborn simulator doll.
A group of nursing students in a simulator hospital looking after a patient manikin.
Two female paramedic students standing in front of an air ambulance helicopter.
Two female nurses in a simulator hospital giving CPR to a patient manikin.

Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine courses

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