We were delighted when the School of Nursing was chosen to represent the University of Adelaide’s advertising campaign focused on the University’s relationship with all our industry partners. Look out for the billboard throughout the year. You might have caught a glance of it in May, when it was unveiled on the corner of Rundle Mall and King William Road. Read more
The establishment of the Adelaide Medical and Nursing School and its new building on North Terrace at the city’s west end is building steam. This month you will be able to notice the beginnings of visible changes to the site.
The University Council approved the $206m building. Read more
The new premises have attracted some recent media attention. Read more
On Tuesday 6 May, the School of Nursing once again held its annual Badge Ceremony. The Badge Ceremony is a key event for our graduates, and symbolic of the history of Nursing. It is also a great opportunity to recognise excellence in our students through the following awards:
- 2013 Pearson Prize – Jacqueline Bateson, Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Perioperative Nursing)
- 2013 Margaret Grace McNair AM Foundation Award – Laura Mitchell, Bachelor of Nursing
- 2013 Tommy Edeline “Lyon” Award – Hannah Andjelkovic, Bachelor of Nursing
- 2013 Charlotte de Crespigny Prize – Undergraduate – Mary Currie, Bachelor of Nursing
- 2013 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Award – Susannah Hilton, Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Mental Health Nursing)
- 2013 Roshan Award – Raymond Bowey, Master of Clinical Nursing
- 2013 Kitson Prize – Lisa Thiele, Master of Clinical Nursing
Congratulations to our awards winners.
International Nurses Day Health Lunch
On Friday 9 May 2014 I attended the Adelaide Nursing Student’s Society (ANSS) Healthy Lunch to celebrate International Nurses Day. Held on the Mezzanine in Hub Central on campus, I was proud to see such a great turn out. Although some of the items on the bake sale table questioned the namesake of the event, I was very pleased to help myself to some treats. Well done Rachelle and the team for a successful event.
Students enjoying the healthy lunch for International Nurses Day
Professor Greta Cummings visit
Professor Greta Cummings visited the University of Adelaide 3 to 16 April along with her husband Dr Garnet Cummings. Greta is Centennial Professor at the University of Alberta. I was very pleased to host Greta in the School of Nursing, where I believe she received an authentic experience of working with the School of Nursing team. This no doubt led to us formalising Greta’s position as an official titleholder of the University of Adelaide and making arrangements for future collaboration. Thank you to the Northern Communities Health Foundations for sponsoring Professor Cummings to come to Adelaide. Read more
Professor Emiko Suzui visit
Alison Kitson, Emiko Suzui and Judy Magarey
Professor Emiko Suzui visited the School of Nursing 1 to 15 June. Emiko is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the Hyogo University of Health Sciences in Japan.
During this stay we have helped Emiko to establish strong research connections in South Australia. Emiko meet with a variety of researchers and worked with us at the School to establish a connection with Hyogo University of Health Sciences and the University of Adelaide.
Emiko is very fond of dogs and so jumped at the opportunity to experience an authentic dog agility show in Whyalla during her visit. Along with our Deputy Head of School, Associate Professor Judy Magarey, Emiko had a lovely time at the show.
Emiko with her new friends, Flynn, Scout and Biddy
We look forward to our future collaboration with Emiko through our student exchange program with Hyogo University of Health Sciences. And I am looking forward to my visit to Japan in 2015.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of one our alumni, Joanna Pupkiewicz. Joanna was a Bachelor of Nursing student, who also completed her Honours degree and the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Perioperative Nursing). Joanna passed away unexpectedly on Monday 24 March.
Dean of Nursing
Head of School