Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine

Nurses, midwives and paramedics are there for us when we need them the most. A career in health care provides opportunities for you to improve the wellbeing of others and engage in the supportive care of people who are most vulnerable in the community.

Caring for others gives more than it takes

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

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.

International community engagement or internship
Overseas study tour
Semester abroad
Short exchange

Meet our people

Annabel Pike
Nursing graduate

“I enjoyed ACU’s smaller class sizes and the passion my lecturers and facilitators had for their chosen profession.

I want to make an impact by utilising the skills modeled by ACU. I hope to provide exceptional evidence-based holistic nursing care to my patients and their families.”

Professor Kim Foster
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine/Mental Health Nursing Research Unit

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.