Maternity – Introduction to Specialty Practice

Progress your career in maternity nursing.

Completion of an introduction to specialty program provides a priority pathway to undertake postgraduate study and the opportunity to apply for a targeted Epworth scholarship. 

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This introductory program is for new or existing RNs, extending their professional skills and knowledge within the specialist field of midwifery. You will be supported, guided and coached throughout the program by dedicated Clinical Midwifery Educators and the Epworth Freemasons Maternity team.

Entry requirements

  • Current registered nurse with AHPRA
  • Minimum two years acute clinical nursing experience, following graduate program.

Important dates

Pilot program will be launched in July 2024.


Six months.

Pathway to further study

This program provides a priority pathway into a postgraduate midwifery program.


Expressions of Interest will open 15 April 2024.

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For further information, submit an online query to ISP Maternity Coordinator:

Effie Caballero, Education Manager
Epworth Freemasons

[email protected]

Nurse midwife Neisha started as a graduate at Epworth Freemasons Maternity.

“The introduction program is a great idea if you’re thinking about becoming a midwife."

“It allows you to enter the world of maternity and see if it’s an area you may like, before embarking on the postgraduate degree."

“If the postgraduate degree is something you’re thinking of doing, the ISP program will enable you to develop skills that are important in the postgraduate program."

“Having nurses join our workforce is crucial. Your expertise and knowledge."