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.
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.
Students, staff and special guests attended the 2019 College of Nursing and Midwifery Awards Ceremony at CDU’s Mal Nairn Auditorium, sponsored by Hesta. The awards acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding achievements of our students and staff.
The 2019 student award winners were:
- Anushree Regmi - Outstanding Clinical Performance for Nursing (Undergraduate), NT Health
- Ashlee Guerin - Outstanding Performance on Placement for NT Health in Midwifery
- Ashleigh Jane Fielding - Outstanding Academic Achievement in Postgraduate Nursing Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
- Charlotte Gant - Outstanding Clinical Performance for Midwifery (Undergraduate)
- Claire Durnin - Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing
- Francesca Nankivell - Outstanding Academic Achievement Indigenous Student
- Harriet Clare Nairn - Outstanding Academic Achievement in Midwifery
- Josini Joseph Outstanding Academic Achievement in Postgraduate—Critical Care Nursing
- Paramjit Kaur - Outstanding Clinical Performance for Nursing (Undergraduate)
- Penelope Sweeting - Exceptional Performance—PhD Candidate
The 2019 staff award winners were:
- Angela Bull - Exceptional Student Focussed Ethos
- Dr Belinda Chaplin - Excellence in Unit & Learning Environment Design
- Dr Benjamin Tan - Exceptional Performance in Research—Emerging Researcher
- Jean Mary Robbins - Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff
- Minakshi Pearce - Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- Nicole Norman - Excellence in Learning Innovation to Enhance Student Engagement & Experience
- The Placements Team - Exceptional Contribution to the Team
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.
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