The new James Cook University Mackay Education and Research Centre (MERC) located at the Mackay Base Hospital is now operational.

The centre accommodates the teaching of our Social Work degree and provides a larger facility for medical and dental clinical placements.

The prestigious Health and Medicine Faculty at James Cook University, in partnership with the Mater Mackay, now offers our Bachelor of Nursing Science (Pre- Registration) in Mackay. A Bachelor of Nursing Science from JCU gives you a strong foothold in one of the world’s highest demand professions — all with a unique regional focus that you will not find anywhere else in Australia.