Dean's welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University.

Located at the Bundoora campus, we have a long and proud history of educating nurses and midwives and undertaking world class research that makes a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in a changing world.

We have a diverse team of nursing and midwifery academic leaders who are passionate about their professions, are caring and who seek to ensure quality learning and teaching outcomes for students.

We offer courses that meet the needs of individuals wanting to pursue nursing or midwifery careers, as well as nurses and midwives wanting to further their education. Our courses are co-designed with industry partners to ensure they meet the needs of graduate employers and the changing health care environment.

We have state-of-the-art teaching facilities at Bundoora and a unique clinical school model to support clinical learning. Based within many of our partner health services, these clinical schools enable undergraduate students to gradually transition throughout their courses to the health workplace, facilitating them to be practice-ready on graduation.

Our postgraduate offerings enable nurses and midwives to extend their expertise and specialise in a range of areas, including nurse practitioner.

Our research has been recognised as world class and directly informs our teaching, meaning our students are exposed to current evidence and practice. We our home to many of the world’s leading nursing and midwifery researchers, and the School comprises two world leading research centres, the Judith Lumley Centre undertaking important research into women and family health, and the Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing.

Research conducted in the School is regularly recognised as having a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of people. We offer a range of masters and doctoral study options to enable nurses and midwives to develop important skills in research, including unique professional doctorates, the Doctor of Nursing and Doctor of Midwifery.

We have a strong international focus recognising the global nature of the professions. We have a very wide network of international research collaborations and we regularly welcome international scholars to spend time with us to build their research expertise and connections. In addition, our students have opportunities to travel to a range of countries to extend their learning and apply their knowledge into diverse settings. We also have a wide international network of alumni.

Please take some time to browse through our web site and LinkedIn page and learn more about us and our work. We welcome you to our School and encourage you to connect with us.

Professor Lisa McKenna
Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery