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Encouraging more Aboriginal people into the legal profession

CDU student Jared O’Neill is set to graduate from his Bachelor of Laws degree. He was awarded a four-year Bachelor of Laws Scholarship from The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice.

Aeromedical Retrieval demonstrators hudled around an injured person

Aeromedical Retrieval postgraduate program takes off

The only Master’s Aeromedical Retrieval course in Australia and a Graduate Certificate are now underway at CDU.

Karita McCarthy

CDU success - from student to director

Karita was introduced to CATSINaM by CDU during one of her 2017 study units. Four years later, she has secured a role as NT Director of the organisation. “I have always advocated for CATSINaM, and recommended that students become members so that they can be connected with other Indigenous nurses and midwives early in their careers. 

Participant and midwife in the Birthing in Our Community program in Brisbane’s southern suburbs, Kyleigh Brown-Lolohea, with her daughters and belly cast made during her pregnancy

Indigenous birthing services vital to health of mothers and babies

Charles Darwin University midwifery researchers are calling for Indigenous-led birthing centres to expand across Australia after a seven-year study found a 50 per cent decrease in preterm births and an improvement in breastfeeding and antenatal care for First Nations families.

Karen - CoNM

Staff spotlight - Dr Karen Knight

An economist at heart, Dr Karen Knight, has always had a keen interest in how society and economics evolve, along with public policy, labour markets, and business development.

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Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) Update

While a career in nursing is an increasingly popular choice, for many it is a decision that comes later in life.

CDU’s Master of Nursing Practice (pre-registration) has been designed to cater for those who have already completed a Bachelor degree in another field.

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Foundation Science Update

At CDU’s College of Nursing and Midwifery, many of our cohorts are not school leavers, but mature age students looking for a change in career.

Which means for many students, it has been years since formal high school education, and as such, exposure to the pure sciences.

Aeromedical Retrieval Team had a meeting in CDU

Aeromedical Retrieval update

The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) is funding, through CDU’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) sponsored regional engagement program, four postgraduate places in the Graduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval. 


Aeromedical Retrieval

Though the course is both international and national, it is expected that the Northern Territory’s expanse will be used as an example of rural and remote retrievals.

Bradley Herbert

Staff Spotlight: Bradley Herbert

Despite working in universities in Ireland, the UK and Australia, the eight weeks Bradley Herbert has been one of CDU’s College of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Coordinator has been the most eye opening, thanks to COVID-19.