When Alicia Burrows gave birth, it wasn’t just her daughter that she fell in love with. It was also the idea of pursuing a new career as a midwife. Now she's juggling work, family and an online midwifery degree to make her dream a reality.
As a busy mum and trained dancer, Michelle never dreamed that a different career would be possible. But CDU changed all that. Waltzing through a flexible online nursing degree, she's is now dancing to a different tune working as a nurse.
Aged care clinical nurse Fifi is not only passionate about caring for her patients; she wants to support those joining the nursing profession, too. A 100% online postgraduate certificate in clinical facilitation is helping her achieve this goal.
Faced with more clinical unknowns at work, registered nurse Robyn decided the time was right to return to uni and do a postgraduate nursing course. Thanks to the flexibility of online study, she’s been able to finish it in just 12 weeks.
It’s not the norm for research projects to observe outcomes improved by 50 per cent. In fact, it’s quite unusual. But this is what CDU’s Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) research project has found. The results send a strong signal that the preterm birth gap can be reduced.
One-in-three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth. And now, a safe, simple and effective treatment to ease the pain is here, thanks research from Professor Sue Kildea at CDU and Dr Nigel Lee from The University Queensland.