Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Courses

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health offer a full range of nursing focused courses from undergraduate through to the postgraduate level. CSU is a national leader in health care education with most graduates gaining employment shortly after completion of their course.

Undergraduate Courses

The Bachelor of Nursing

Provides graduate nurses with the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the nursing profession. The flexibility of this course provides the freedom of 'anytime, anywhere' learning as it is offered both on-campus and by distance education. Students can choose to complete this course either full-time or part-time.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)

Is a course specifically designed in collaboration with Aboriginal community-based organisations to prepare graduates with the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to address the needs of the mental health workforce. This specialist course for Indigenous students has been developed to ensure that graduates are competent to work within mental health services across the health care environment, and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, their families, communities and other Indigenous and non-Indigenous health professionals.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop research skills relevant to their area of interest. Students will gain the understanding, skills and attitudes required to conduct research and acquire advanced levels of knowledge relevant to their specialisation.

The Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Provides students with a study pathway that allows them to graduate as both a Registered Nurse and a Paramedic. Upon completion of the course students are provided with a diverse range of employment options in the health care environment.

Postgraduate Courses

The Master of Nursing (with specialisation)

Provides Registered Nurses with an opportunity to build on their undergraduate learning, extend their clinical focus and develop research related skills. Students may tailor their study to suit particular areas of interest and experience by electing from areas of specialisation as listed below. Students may also choose to complete 32 points (four subjects) to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in their area of specialisation, or 64 points (eight subjects) to gain a Graduate Diploma in their specialist area. International students are able to undertake the Clinical Education or Professional Nursing Studies specialisations.

  • Chronic and Complex NursingClinical Education
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Professional Nursing Studies

Master of Clinical Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to broaden their scope of practice and work autonomously within rural and regional communities. Ares of specialisation include (but are not limited to):

  • Chronic and Complex Care
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Palliative Care
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Health Care

The Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

Combines theory and practice in a minimum 12-month period of distance education study, enabling registered nurses to be employed as midwifery students and remain in their communities while gaining valuable midwifery experience.

The Master of Midwifery

Prepares graduates for leadership roles in their chosen profession which enhances the profile of the midwifery discipline. The course comprises of midwifery and research subjects, in addition to elective subjects from a range of specialisation areas.

Research Degrees

The Doctor of Health Science

Focuses on advanced research and enables the candidate to contribute to their profession.

The Doctor of Philosophy