The guiding ethos of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health is derived from the Wiradjuri people's phrase "Yindymarra Winhanganha" – the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in. The Wiradjuri people are custodians of the lands upon which many of the University's campuses are located.
The wisdom of the Wiradjuri people is followed University-wide, to support the growth of positive environments for individuals, families, groups and communities.
Likewise, the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health is committed to educating all students to live well and help others to adopt healthy lifestyles in a range of settings. Academic staff are passionate about the transformational nature of education – it is through learning and growth that people achieve their potential!
The courses offered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health include undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degrees by research in nursing, midwifery and Indigenous health.
The strength of these courses lies in the opportunities provided to students to develop personally and also professionally, acquiring the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills needed to work autonomously and also as part of a team, as high-quality health professionals.
While there is a particular need for high-quality health professionals in regional, rural and remote locations, graduates of the School are also in high demand in urban and metropolitan settings, reflecting as they do the resilience and independent thinking for which rural Australians are known.
Find out more about the courses offered by our School.
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"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 Straight 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).