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.


Bachelor of Nursing Science 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Nursing Science [External] 3 years full-timeLimited
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

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery 1.5 years part-timeLimited
Graduate Diploma of Nursing16 months part-timeOff campus
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine] 1 year full-timeOn campus

Masters - Coursework

Master of Midwifery 1.5 years full-timeOff campus
Master of Nursing2 years part-timeOff campus; Flexible
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) 2 years part-timeOff campus