2020 has been a unique year for the world. The College has continued to work through all the Covid-19 challenges for our staff and students across Australia and yet has still seen unprecedented demand for our academic programs and achieved success in research outcomes.
Congratulations to Yvette Roe – Professor of Indigenous Health and Co-Director of The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre on leading a successful NHMRC $2.5m Centre of Research Excellence grant that will continue the good work of the Centre in improving the health of first nations families.
Congratulations to Bachelor of Nursing student Stuart McGrath as the 2021 NT Young Australian of the Year, in recognition for his passion for improving health outcomes in his local island community of Galiwinku.
2020 has been designated by the World Health Assembly as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and we feature Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Thompson in this newsletter to acknowledge the importance of our midwifery profession.
The value of both the nursing and midwifery professions has never been more evident as the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read about the impact of the pandemic on your own professional development.
The College is continually growing and we feature new staff member Brad Herbert based at CDU Sydney Campus and our academic staff member and Honours graduate Donna Diffley based in Perth. We feature our new Perth and Melbourne clinical simulation suites in our efforts to ensure you can complete your clinical training and placements in your own state.
The College continues to expand our academic courses. Read about some of our new and exciting postgraduate courses for 2021, in particular our new Master of Nursing [pre-reg] for those of you seeking a career change to nursing in just two years. We also have a new foundation science course for those of you from a non-science background seeking to upskill your knowledge.
We also plan an entire new suite of continuing professional development [CPD] courses with the establishment of our new CDU Sydney Health Precinct.
Enjoy time away from work and study at the end of this challenging year and spend time with your loved ones.
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