Our College provides a reflective and evidence-based teaching environment. We emphasise collaboration with the Health and Higher Education sectors, nationally and internationally, and work closely with our primary health network partners to maximise placement opportunities for students and employment pathways for graduates.
Northern Territory Department of Health
The College of Nursing and Midwifery works in close consultation with the Northern Territory Government Department of Health. Our new Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course has been developed in collaboration with Adj Prof Sue Hawes, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer NT Health, to ensure it meets Health sector needs.
While there is high demand for Nurse Practitioners across Australia, the NT Health Strategic Plan 2019-2022 has set a target of 22 Nurse Practitioners by 2022. With only six endorsed NPs currently in the Territory, this represents significant growth. In response, our goal will be 10 enrolments from the NT and 10 interstate students per year.
In response to high alumni demand for graduate studies, the College has been developing our Learning and Teaching Plan in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. New courses have been announced, including maternal critical care, mental health and health services management, commencing in 2020.
In 2021, the College is proposing a Master of Clinical Nursing, as well as specialist qualifications in priority areas such as dementia, renal health and primary health care. We are working towards specialist pathways within our existing qualifications in areas such as perinatal mental health, child and youth mental health, as well as sub-bachelor offerings in regional areas to meet workforce demands.
The College has established international partnerships with the Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital of Tongji University (TJUH) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU). The partnerships will provide benefits to academic staff and students, including student exchange opportunities, short-term study visits and collaborative research projects.
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
The College of Nursing and Midwifery works in close consultation with the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. Our new Masters of Aeromedical Retrieval and Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval courses have been developed in collaboration with the centre and Careflight and Royal Flying Doctor Service to ensure they meet Health sector needs.
May is a special month for the College of Nursing and Midwifery. In May, the world pays tribute to the essential services provided by nurses and midwives globally on International Midwives’ Day (May 5) and International Nurses’ Day (May 12). In the same month, we pay tribute to our own high achievers.
The 2021 student award winners were:
- Ashlee Marni Benson – Outstanding Academic Achievement in Midwifery
- Larissa Anderson – Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing
- Feleisha Mercer – Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing
- Melissa Ann Fisher – Outstanding Academic Achievement of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student.
- Suzu Maski Rana Thapa – Outstanding Clinical Performance for Nursing (Undergraduate) NT Health
- Felicia Burnt – Outstanding Clinical Performance for Midwifery (Undergraduate) NT Health
- Denise Anne Mackenzie – Outstanding Clinical Performance for Nursing (Undergraduate) National
- Fiona Gwyther-Marchant – Outstanding Clinical Performance for Nursing (Undergraduate) National
- Melissa Saunders – Outstanding Clinical Performance for Midwifery (Undergraduate) National
- Ryley Louise Tink – Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
The 2021 staff award winners were:
- Jaya Thomas – Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award
- Isabella Garti – Exceptional Performance—PhD Candidate
- Georgia Beven – Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff
- Michelle Darch – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- Jessica Morrissey – Excellence in Unit & Learning Environment Design
- Dr Jo Finn – Excellence in Learning Innovation to Enhance Student Engagement & Experience
- Nicole Norman – Exceptional Student Focussed Ethos
- Dr Daniel Liu – Exceptional Performance in Research—Emerging Researcher
In 2019 we launched our quarterly College e-newsletter. The College is entering an exciting growth phase. As we welcome new students, develop new innovative teaching programs, engage in research and establish international partnerships, we want to share all the inspiring good news stories with students, alumni, clinical partners and stakeholder. Please join our CDU community to connect, discover and grow.