RHW Nursing and Midwifery

The Royal Hospital for Women is a stand alone women's hospital that recruits registered nurses and midwives.

The tertiary referral hospital offers opportunities for registered nurses to work in gynaecology and gynae-oncology, operating suite, neonatal intensive care, an attached breast cancer clinic, fertility clinic and day surgery.

Registered midwives have the chance to work in all areas of midwifery through various models of care including continuity of care models, high risk maternity, aboriginal infant and maternal health and the newborn intensive care unit.  There are eight midwifery group practices providing continuity of midwifery care for approximately half of all women who book to give birth at the hospital.

The Hospital has a very high standard of midwifery care and provides undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery education programs and offers staff the opportunity to further their education and access professional development as well as the support of nursing and midwifery education support staff.

The Royal Hospital for Women has a vibrant research culture. The Midwifery and Women's Health Research Unit is situated on level 1 of the Women's Health Institute and is affiliated with the University of Sydney. 

Registered nurses and midwives also have access to a new graduate program to develop skills in newborn care, the high risk dependency unit and Midwifery Group Practice.

The Royal Hospital for Women offers 18 post graduate nurses each year to undertake a 12-month student midwifery program. Students studying in both the Graduate Diploma course and the Bachelor of Midwifery program are offered placements where possible in midwifery group practices during their education. Most students are offered a placement at the Hospital on completion.