Nursing & Midwifery

JCU offers courses in Nursing and Midwifery that reflect our commitment to the wellbeing of rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities. JCU Nursing can be studied at five Tropical campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island.

Nurses and Midwives are highly valued and find employment throughout Australia and overseas in a variety of positions. Our Nursing and Midwifery courses are designed by experienced, professional staff to make a difference to the unique health issues facing northern Australia and the Tropics.


Diploma of Higher Education in General Studies 1 year full-timeOn campus
Diploma of Higher Education in Health 1 year full-timeOn campus


Bachelor of Nursing Science 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Nursing Science [External] 3 yearsLimited
Bachelor of Nursing Science [Post-Registration] 1 year full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery 4 years full-timeOn campus

Masters - Coursework

Master of Midwifery 1.5 years full-timeOff campus
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) 2 years part-timeOff campus

Coming soon

Master of Nursing2.5 years part-timeOnline