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Awards mark CDU alumni success

An Alumni Awards ceremony held yesterday at the Darwin Convention Centre has recognised the success and innovation of graduates of Charles Darwin University (CDU).

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Master of Nursing [pre registration] - supporting new and international students

After relocating from Perth to Darwin to partake in CDU’s Master of Nursing [pre-registration], Yanxuan (Yvonne) Lin says she’s learnt a lot, both academically and personally. 
“I was on working holiday visa for two years in Australia, and I enjoyed the life here,” says Yvonne.
“During the outbreak of COVID-19, I had always respected what nurses do for us."
“So, I believed that to become a nurse would be a good idea.”

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Georgia Beven

Staff spotlight - Georgia Beven

Having spent almost a year working with students from all over the country, Midwifery Clinical Coordinator, Georgia Beven, says her role has been nothing if not interesting, especially with the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

Here, we dig a little deeper into her position with Charles Darwin University, her future goals, and her love of roller skating. 

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Student spotlight - Penny Sweeting

While Lecturer in Nursing and PhD student, Penelope Sweeting, has always been passionate about inpatient safety, learning about inpatient suicide for her PhD thesis has been an eye-opening experience.

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Dr Daniel Liu

Staff Spotlight - Dr Daniel Liu

In March this year, Dr Daniel Liu joined the College of Nursing and Midwifery as an Outstanding Future Researcher, and the Deputy Lead of the Chronic Disease, Cancer, and Ageing Research Group.

Here, Dr Liu shares his thoughts about the industry, his new role, and his future goals.

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CDU staff play a starring role in new training videos

Wiley Product Manager, David Hobson has been working closely with CDU’s Kabir Sattarshetty and Sarah Mills on the project, recording the videos at the CDU clinical simulation laboratory in Sydney.
“A few CDU lecturers have a professional relationship with Wiley publishing, and we have been working with them on their Medical Surgical Nursing textbook,” says Kabir.

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May Graduation

There were 534 graduates of the College in the May ceremonies, held at the Darwin convention Centre.
The inspirational graduation speaker was Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes, Chief Nurse & Midwife, NT Health, who currently holds the position of Executive Director, Hazard Management Authority, NTG.

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John Chol Deng Chol

Scholarship Winner

Charles See Kee Scholarship recipient, John Chol Deng Chol, was just 10 years old when he fled his home town of Bor-town in South Sudan, amid the outbreak of the civil war in 1983.

He fled to Ethiopia and began primary school, before fleeing another civil war, taking refuge in Uganda and attending secondary school.

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CoNM Awards 2021

Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

In May, Charles Darwin University’s College of Nursing and Midwifery enjoyed attending the annual Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

The College sponsors the Research and Quality Improvement Award, and the winners for 2020 and 2021 were:

  • Eva Williams, Population Health and Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service (2020); and
  • Peter Nihill, Clinical Improvement Analyst, Primary Health Care, Top End Health Service (2021).

Special Congratulations to Lisa Vermeulen, Director Howard Springs Quarantine Facility, who won 2021 Nurse of the Year.

  • Lisa is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer of our College and CDU and teaches on the Aeromedical Retrieval courses.
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Staff Spotlight -Ethar Alsharaydeh

I live in Sydney along with my husband and four children. I moved to Australia in 2016 to study PhD in Nursing at The University of Newcastle. I chose Australia as a country of my study as the Australian education and research system is one of the most highly recognised systems worldwide. The idea of moving to a new country with a new system, language and culture was not easy at all, especially for a big family with kids. However, the love, support, acceptance and understanding of the Australian community supported us all the way and made our transition very easy and joyful.

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