School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus
The School of Nursing & Midwifery prepares you for the healthcare environment by developing your skills in all aspects of healthcare delivery. Our Bachelor of Nursing has been accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, awarding you the title of Registered Nurse when you register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Similarly, our postgraduate Midwifery programs adhere to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Midwife Accreditation Standards 2014.
With a wide range of facilities including simulated wards and consultation suites, the School of Nursing & Midwifery offers one-on-one clinical supervision and numerous mentoring opportunities. Our programs are also supported by a minimum of 1,120 hours of clinical practicum – the most extensive practical experience of any degree in Western Australia. Your placements will take place in a variety of clinical settings, with each placement lasting four to six weeks twice a year. Your placements will be full time and cover all the normal shifts across a seven-day week.
Work Integrated Learning
A special feature of Notre Dame’s Nursing degree is the availability of substantial clinical experience. The Bachelor of Nursing program allows students to develop their skills in an intensive workplace environment. Students log at least 1,120 hours of practicum experience during the course of their degree. Placements take place in public and private hospitals, medical centres, community health centres and voluntary service agencies. As a result, Notre Dame Nursing graduates are highly regarded for their knowledge, critical thinking and clinical competence skills.
Notre Dame’s Mentor Program aims to smooth the transition from school (or work) to university life by linking first year students with student mentors. In addition, the University’s Academic Enabling & Support Centre (AESC) helps students formulate their goals and develop the skills and confidence needed to attain them. The AESC offers a range of courses and programs, plus support for students with special educational requirements.
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, located in the heart of Fremantle, offers a wide range of facilities, including simulated wards, consultation suites and nursing and midwifery laboratories. Students also have access to the Galvin Medical Library which holds extensive printed and digital resources, plus computer workstations, study carrels and study rooms.