Professor Alison Kitson, along with fellow Faculty of Health Sciences researchers have been inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Induction into the Academy is only awarded to those who have made a highly significant contribution to health and medical research in Australia.

The new Fellows from Faculty of Health Sciences are:

  • Professor Alastair Burt, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Professor Alison Kitson, Dean and Head of School, School of Nursing
  • Professor Gary Wittert, School of Medicine
  • Professor Guy Maddern, School of Medicine
  • Professor John Lynch, School of Public Health
  • Professor Jozef Gecz, Robinson Research Institute
  • Professor Sarah Robertson, Director, Robinson Research Institute

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The Rural Clinical Placement Bursary is offered to students in the Bachelor of Nursing and the Master of Clinical Nursing at the University of Adelaide to foster academic excellence and support a positive rural clinical placement student experience.

The University of Adelaide students enrolled in the correlating Year 2 Bachelor of Nursing or Master of Clinical Nursing course (at the time of rural placement) are eligible to apply for a Rural Clinical Placement Bursary. A Rural Clinical Placement Bursary will be awarded towards financial assistance for the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The Rural Clinical Placement Bursary is made possible thanks to HESTA Superannuation Fund and the School of Nursing.

Applications close 6 November 2015

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Professor Emiko Suzui enjoying a cuddle with Associate Professor Judy Magarey’s dog, Jordi

Congratulations to all our Nursing graduates who conferred their degree on 17 September. In particular, congratulations to all our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) graduates. This is a huge achievement! The School had a bumper record of six HDR completions in the September graduation ceremony. This included Amy Marshall who now has also completed her PhD since my last update.

A huge thanks to all the staff and students who were involved in making sure Nursing was well represented at Open Day on Sunday 16 August. View the photos

We also had a great turnout at the Nursing Showcase on Saturday 19 September and the feedback received from those who attended the tour of the Robin Warren Clinical Skills Facility was very positive. View the photos

Japanese exchange students
In August, we had the pleasure of hosting 12 Japanese exchange students. The students arrived on 19 August for two weeks. They thoroughly enjoyed their time spent on campus, at clinical venues and exploring Adelaide. We are looking forward to welcoming our upcoming Austrian exchange students in just over two weeks’ time.

AMNS update
I am honoured to chair a taskforce which has been formed to oversee a large body of work that will help bring the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building to life. Keep updated

Staffing update
A couple of weeks ago we said farewell to Sue Sharrad. Sue had been working with the School for eight years so her presence is definitely missed. We are excited that Misty Rushton, Clinical Lecturer, has stepped into the Bachelor of Nursing Course Coordinator role and doing a stellar job.

Registrations are now open for the Ageing & Living Well Think Tank & Innovation Collaborative. This is an exciting initiative between the School of Nursing and Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre. The event, Boomers – Riding the Long Wave – ‘Wicked Problem’ and Opportunity Spaces, 9 to 11 November 2015 held at the Crowne Plaza, Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide, is designed to bring together leaders, practitioners, academics and policy makers concerned to explore and evaluate identified opportunities. Register now

Alison Kitson
Dean of Nursing
Head of School

Gender Equity & Diversity (GED)

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There’s billions of super dollars in lost or forgotten accounts. If you’ve ever changed jobs, there’s a chance one of them could be yours. It’s more important than ever to get reunited with your lost super now. Here’s why. Legislation — introduced by the Federal Government on 1 July 2013 — means your super account […]

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The Faculty Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee is a forum for discussing, developing, implementing and disseminating positions on gender, equity and diversity issues, as related to the Faculty’s staff and students. If you would like to raise any issues relating to gender, equity or diversity for discussion by the Committee, please the School representatives, Paul […]

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In July 2015 Amy Marshall received notification that her PhD thesis has been accepted by the review panel and we were so proud to hear this news. We asked Amy how she is feeling to be awarded her PhD after all her hard work: Q. How are you feeling now that you know you have […]

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On the 1 August Singapore celebrated the work and commitment that nurses make. On this date in 1885, 11 French nuns were called to care for sick people at Sepoy General Hospital and this was the beginning of Singapore’s continuing nursing successes. 130 years later, in 2015 more than one out of every two healthcare […]

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I am currently in Canada leading the International Learning Collaborative (ILC) Conference, 23rd – 25th June. Established in 2008, the ILC brings like-minded professionals, academics and healthcare nursing leaders together to transform the way we deliver care in high tech environments and to elevate the standard of fundamentals of care around the world. Read more […]

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In May 2015 Tammy Page received notification that her PhD thesis has been accepted by the review panel and we were so proud to hear this news. We asked Tammy how she is feeling to be awarded her PhD after all her hard work: A. Relieved, overjoyed, proud and sad (my mum would be soooo […]

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All Nursing students are encouraged to consider the current Resthaven Nursing Scholarships on offer: Resthaven Undergraduate Scholarship in Nursing search website:  Undergraduate – Continuing – Faculty of Health Sciences Undergraduate – Financial Need – Faculty of Health Sciences Resthaven Scholarship in Master of Nursing Science search website:  Postgraduate Coursework – Postgraduate Coursework – Faculty of […]

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