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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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):
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.
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.
Focuses on advanced research and enables the candidate to contribute to their profession.
“My roles in chronic disease have taken my work to a state level where I have been involved in cancer strategic planning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council. I’m also on the advisory committee for the national chronic disease project Better cardiac care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people” – Fiona Bradbury (Bachelor of Nursing).
“I like dealing with people from all walks of life and learning about health, and I wanted to be in a career where I could continue to study and grow personally and professionally” – Tom Farrar (Bachelor of Nursing).
“CSU has always been fantastic at not allowing the complexities of life challenges to interfere with one’s educational journey, ensuring there is always a way of varying your study load to suit your study / life / work balance.” – Julieann Hall (Bachelor of Health Science – Mental Health).