Facilities in the School of Nursing and Midwifery offer students modern, interactive learning experiences and support the ground-breaking work of our researchers.
Our clinical learning environments provide realistic settings where students can master the practice-based skills of their profession in a safe and supportive environment, ensuring they are ready to use them when they go to real practice settings.
Clinical learning environments
Our clinical learning environments mimic real health care settings. Here, students learn the practice-based skills and hands-on practice with equipment. Working alongside clinical experts, students can master their skills before they work with real people in clinical placements.
Our simulation laboratories provide an increased level of complexity on our clinical learning environments, enabling students to work in real-life simulated practice scenarios with high-tech manikins.
The facility features four wards with six beds and two single-bed rooms, control and observation capabilities, and video equipment, facilitating skills development and group learning in a range of health contexts.
These facilities develop students’ clinical decision making and hands-on skills in responding to changing patient situations in a supportive and safe educational setting, so they can respond appropriately in real-life situations.
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We are very proud of our unique clinical school model. Unlike other nursing schools, we have dedicated university teaching space on site at key Melbourne metropolitan health services (Alfred Health, Austin Health, Melbourne Health and Northern Health) where students in their final years will learn.
This approach aims to reduce the transition that comes with the move to working as a new graduate, helping our students to make smooth transitions to their professional working lives.
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Our simulation labs resemble a normal hospital clinical environment. They have the sights, smells, sounds, equipment, colleagues, patients and families. Intravenous volumetric pumps are whirring, cardiac monitors are beeping, there’s overhead announcements and the smell of alcohol-based disinfectant on the floors and surfaces.
Our students are skilled in current innovations and their impact on health care delivery.