Adelaide Medical Nursing Schools Project
Construction has officially begun on the biggest capital works project in the University of Adelaide’s history – the new $206 million Medical and Nursing Schools building in Adelaide’s West End. I was delighted to attend the Sod Turning Ceremony along with the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Jay Weatherill, our Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Warren Bebbington and one of our first year students, Dearbhla Grant. Read more
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What a turnout for the University of Adelaide’s Open Day on Sunday 17 August! I was so proud to see our current students successfully promoting nursing at the University of Adelaide, and nursing as a profession. And a big thank you and congratulations to two of our final year Bachelor of Nursing students, Bianca Cooper and Daniel Hall who were a major highlight of the Nursing @ Adelaide information talk. The information talk will be available online on Degree Finder.
You too can be part of Open Day in 2015. Our success is built on student involvement. Thank you to all who attended Open Day in 2014, I look forward to next year.
The School of Nursing held a 2015 planning day in August. We locked ourselves away for the whole day and came away with a clear focus for 2015. The School’s main areas of focus will be: inter-professional learning and simulation development in the new health precinct building at the west end, developing and adapting online learning solutions, research projects and publications and also developing a new model for clinical placement.
We have welcomed Dr. Jo Dollard to the team for three months to work on the initial development of the LINKIN 2 project. This project builds on the NHMRC research study undertaken in Port Lincoln to develop and evaluate a Population-based Health Systems Laboratory. Jo will be working on the development and piloting a methodology to map the processes of care for older people who have frequent hospital admissions, including some that are potentially preventable.
In August, we said farewell to Christine Pryor, Chris Hiscox from the Clinical Lecturer team. Recruitment is now underway in the Clinical Lecturer team.
Dr Philippa Rasmussen and Dr Rick Wiechula represented the School of Nursing on a visit to Austria this month. Philippa and Rick are in the process of developing a student study tour program in Austria. When established, this program will be an exciting opportunity for our students to further their studies and get exposure to international nursing activity. Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Philippa Rasmussen and Frank Donnelly for their recent promotion to Lecturer Level B.
We were fortunate to have international researcher, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty visit us on Thursday 7 August. Professor Rafferty was in town for a Conference and kindly accepted an invitation to visit the School. Professor Rafferty presented to the School of Nursing about her past and present experiences. With a British flavour, Professor Rafferty covered topics such as Nightingale’s leadership legacy and the relevance for policy and practice today.
On 1 – 3 October the School of Nursing will once again host an International Research Conversazione here at the North Terrace Campus. The Conversazione program includes; armchair interviews with international researchers Anna Ehrenberg, Lars Wallin and Alison Tierney; presentations by School of Nursing students; a panel discussion on supervision and another on ethics. If you are interested in research at the School of Nursing, register to attend.
Finally, on behalf of everyone in the School of Nursing I would like to offer sincere congratulations to the recent graduates who had their degrees conferred on the 17 September. You should be very proud of the achievement.
Five Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) students from Singapore chose to travel to Adelaide with their families to graduate in the September ceremony. Pictured here with lectures Tiffany Conroy and Paul McLiesh
Dean of Nursing
Head of School