Universities Accord final report: What does the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (CDNM) think? 

The Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (CDNM) has welcomed recommendations outlined in the recently released Australian Universities Accord Final Report, especially efforts to address rising ‘placement poverty’ experienced by undergraduate nursing and midwifery students.  To reduce financial hardship caused by the unpaid clinical placements, the report called on the federal government to provide […]

More clinical placements needed to grow nursing workforce, peak body says

As workforce shortages loom, more quality clinical placements are necessary to ensure the country has enough nurses to meet growing healthcare demand, according to Universities Australia. The peak body for the sector highlighted the issue last Friday following developments from National Cabinet, which endorsed $2.2 billion package of “practical measures” to strengthen Medicare on the […]

10 things I learned on clinical placement

Clinical placements provide nursing and midwifery students with the opportunity to transfer theory into practice and build critical hands-on skills. The journey from classroom to workplace challenges knowledge and provides the real-world experience required to prepare the next generation of nurses and midwives for their future careers. Melissa Rogers is a Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate […]