This course offers bachelor–qualified nurses and paramedics the opportunity to qualify with a Bachelor of Midwifery. Applicants to the course must be registered nurses or currently practicing paramedics. Graduates may work in maternity settings such as hospitals, birth centres, special care nurseries and other community agencies. This midwifery course will teach you how to:manage normal pregnancy and childbirthprovide effective postnatal, maternal and newborn care to women and their newborn infantprovide safe and reliable care that meets the individual psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of women. Bachelor of Midwifery students will undertake over 1000 hours of midwifery clinical practice throughout the course in hospital and community settings. The students will also engage with a minimum of ten women to follow their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care journey called their Continuity of Care Experiences (CCE). This experience involves the student recruiting the woman in early pregnancy and attending appointments throughout. If possible, the student attends the labour and birth and follows the woman after discharge home up to six weeks following birth. Possible career paths include:registered midwife within maternity settingsconsultant midwifeclinical specialistantenatal educatorspecial care nurseriesresearcherfamily careindependent midwifery practitioner.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU).