Nursing and midwifery careers

While studying an Arts degree, Courtney Alexander wasn’t sure where she saw herself headed. Looking at other courses for inspiration, Nursing and Midwifery caught her eye and she decided to make the change. She switched courses and didn’t look back, even becoming president of the Monash University Nursing and Midwifery Club.

Since graduating in 2017, Courtney is now working as a graduate nurse and midwife at Monash Health. She’s applying her degree in the clinical setting, and gets to help people in a practical way. Nurses and midwives play a crucial role at some of the most important moments of our lives and provide care across the entire lifespan. During her graduate year, Courtney will complete a number rotations in different areas of nursing and midwifery, and work as part of a supportive, highly-skilled team.

Watch Courtney’s video below to discover how she makes a difference to her patients on a daily basis.

Discover careers in nursing and midwifery

With a Monash degree in nursing or midwifery, you can pursue a range of exciting careers, including:

  • Nurse: Nurses play a crucial role in our healthcare system and make a huge difference to the patients they care for. Being a nurse is a challenging and fulfilling career, where no two days are the same. As a nurse, you can go on to specialise in a specific area of practice like cardiac care, emergency, intensive care, mental health, paediatrics or perioperative.
  • Midwife: Midwives support women and their families through some of life’s biggest moments.  They provide care to women throughout their pregnancy and birth, as well as the postnatal period.
  • Researcher: Nursing and midwifery research helps improve health outcomes and shapes professional practice within healthcare. After completing your bachelor’s degree, your next step towards a career in research is completing an honour’s year.
  • Clinical nurse educator: If you’re passionate about combining your clinical skills with teaching, a career in clinical education could be for you! Nurse educators help upskill the next generation and share their specialist knowledge to help build the capacity of the nursing workforce.

Looking for a career that will take you places? There are opportunities for Australian nurses and midwives to work around the world, and some of our graduates have pursued nursing careers in the UK and Canada.

Take your first step towards a life changing career.

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A Monash Nursing and Midwifery degree opens the door to a range of rewarding careers.

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