Established in 2008 the International Learning Collaborative (ILC) brings together like-minded professionals, academics and healthcare nursing leaders with a common goal to elevate the standard of fundamentals of care around the world.

The website is an online platform to demonstrate the work and activity on the go by the ILC. Lead by co-Founder Professor Alison Kitson, the ILC Steering Group are gearing up for their 8th ILC Summit in June to be held in Toronto. The Summit will once again bring together ILC members from around the world to this year consider ‘How the Fundamentals of Care can Transform Patient-centred Care and your Health System’.

If you believe you and your research can contribute to the ILC and would like to join their community, check out the website today.

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A University of Adelaide study found vital mental health and drug and alcohol services in Adelaide’s northern suburbs are sparse, seriously overloaded, fragmented and difficult to locate, leaving many vulnerable people struggling without help.

The recent scoping study was phase 1 of a larger study led by Professor Charlotte de Crespigny and Professor Cherrie Galletly from the University of Adelaide, and involved a large multi-disciplinary research team.

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At the end of rural placement, this is what Caley has to say…

Rural Placement going into second year was an exciting, nervous and scary experience which I was very much looking forward too. For my rural placement I was lucky enough to go to the Waikerie Hospital in the Riverland. This was a great experience and was a very eye opening three weeks. Due to the placement being five days a week I got an understanding of what it was like to work full time and doing a combination of different shifts.

Waikerie has a population of approximately three thousand, with the biggest hospital in the Riverland being in Berri, only being half an hour away. The Waikerie hospital was very quiet and had limited patients at times. I thoroughly enjoyed working with all the staff as they were so helpful and welcoming. My previous placements have been in acute care in hospitals and as yet had not had anything to do with mental health. However, I was able to experience working with mental health patients and see how different methods of clinical practice were used compared to what I have previously been exposed to. I had the opportunity to spend the day working with one of the Midwifes seeing patients for their prenatal appointments. This was one of my favourite days on placement as I would love to one day complete a Midwifery degree and work in the country. Overall, I had a great experience in Waikerie and am grateful for all the staff for teaching me so much and making me feel so welcome.

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Tamara Barrow, ANSS president, tells us about an event that sounds like a lot of fun… On 2 April, a number of Adelaide Nursing students and 10 Singapore exchange students developed their competitive streak and raced around Adelaide taking “selfies” at each Adelaide icon. After a full 60 minutes, each team came back exhausted but [...]

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Concerns surrounding drug and alcohol consumption are widely discussed in relation to youth but, according to a University of Adelaide researcher, there is a need to explore this issue further with older Australians. Dr Lynette Cusack, from the University’s School of Nursing, says the elderly may not consume alcohol in the same quantities as younger [...]

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Professor Gill Harvey and Professor Alison Kitson have co-authored a new book that updates their seminal work on getting research evidence into practice. The new book ‘Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare: a Facilitation Guide’ has just been published by Routledge and features a revision of the PARIHS (Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services) [...]

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At the end of her rural placement, this is what Caitlin has to say… My name is Caitlin and I am currently on my rural nursing placement in Kimba, South Australia. Kimba officially opened in 1876 and was proclaimed a township in 1915. Today, the population of the township is approximately 650 people. We traveled [...]

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A warm welcome to all our new students! We hope your studies have got off to a good start and you find your time with us both challenging and rewarding. Be sure to pace yourself, have fun and of course get prepared for all upcoming assessment items due. 2015 is an exciting time to be [...]

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Ten lucky students and I were recently fortunate enough to participate in a study tour with the Hyogo University of Health Sciences.  For three weeks students enjoyed opportunities to study Japanese language, examine Japanese culture and importantly various aspects of the health care system.  From sampling Sake to wearing kimonos, to riding bullet trains the [...]

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Resthaven Undergraduate Scholarships in Nursing Two scholarships are available to students in their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program who are undertaking study on a full time basis as a Commonwealth Supported student at the University of Adelaide. These scholarships are available to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. [...]

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