About the School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is dedicated to providing local, rural and international communities with health care professionals who have learnt to think critically, practice safely, ethically and compassionately, and use research as a basis for decision-making. Our programs in nursing and midwifery are practice-focused, and appeal to students from all walks of life, and at all ages. Our flexible options help students to combine work and family responsibilities with study, and are very attractive for rural people who don’t want to move away from their communities.

Programs taught by our School include undergraduate and postgraduate programs in nursing and midwifery. The Bachelor of Nursing program is fully accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, with graduates eligible to apply for registration as a nurse. The Bachelor of Midwifery (Graduate Entry) is fully accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, with graduates eligible to apply for registration as a midwife. Our postgraduate programs foster leadership development, specialist practice and research.

People are our strength. Many of our staff members are passionate about practice, with another group excelling in cutting edge research in health. All our staff are strongly committed to learning and teaching, and passionately want their students to succeed.

Vision

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at USQ will be recognised for its contribution to outer-metropolitan, regional, rural and Indigenous health, achieved through its contemporary, innovative, inclusive and transformative approach to nursing and midwifery education, relevant clinical experience, scholarship and research.

Mission

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to providing excellent education and research opportunities for nursing and midwifery students and professionals in partnership with diverse communities.