2020 has been designated by the World Health Assembly as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and we feature Associate Professor Donna Hartz in this newsletter to acknowledge the importance of our professions. The College had planned to celebrate our special year on May 20 at our College Awards evening, however due to Covid-19 restrictions our plans changed.
Since mid-March, College staff and students have managed the impact of state and territory border closures and physical distancing practices on our day-to-day delivery of both theory and clinical teaching admirably, and it is important to reward their outstanding achievements. Congratulations to all our 2020 award winners listed in this June newsletter.
The College celebrated International Midwives Day [May 5th] and International Nurses Day [May 12th] with special webinars to shine the spotlight on the importance of midwives and nurses in delivering health care globally. The value of both professions has never been more evident as the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read about how our academic staff and one of our nursing students participated in the Covid-19 response effort.
Our May CDU graduation ceremony could not be held due to Covid-19 restrictions and so a virtual graduation ceremony took place in which our College graduated over 330 nurses and midwives. Congratulations to all you graduates as you now become CDU alumni.
The College continues to expand our academic courses and research activities. Read about some of our new and exciting postgraduate courses for this year and 2021.
We will continue to share all the inspiring good news stories with you, and keep you informed of College activities and future plans. If you are a student, alumni, clinical partner or a key stakeholder please join our CDU community to connect, discover and grow.
Professor Catherine Turner AM