The Global Acute Care Excellence Forum 2017 will be held 20-21 February 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Australia.  This Global Forum will bring together international experts who are at the forefront of hospital system redesign, to best respond to these challenges. The overall theme of ACE 2017 is ensuring safe passage for frail and vulnerable patients across the hospital continuum.

Prof Alison Kitson – Dean and Head of School – Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide will be presenting at this Forum.

For further details and to register please click here.






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Dr Getty Huisman-de Waal and Dr Maud Heinen from Radboud University in the Netherlands will be visiting the School from Tuesday 10th January until Monday 16th January 2017.

Maud and Getty are part of a large research team called Basic Care Revisited, which spans three universities in Netherlands. For more on the Basic Care Revisited program, click here.

Getty is a post-doc working at the Radboud University Institute for Health Sciences and her program of research focuses primarily on nutrition. Maud also works at Radboud University and her work as part of the Basic Care Revisited team focuses primarily on communication and patient involvement.

As part of their visit, Getty and Maud will meet with colleagues at the School to discuss our Fundamentals of Care research stream and how it relates to their Basic Care Revisited program. We will be focusing in particular on nursing students’ perceptions of fundamental care and discussing the possibility of future collaborations.

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WHEN: Thursday 10th November 8.30am (Adelaide time)

Join the International Learning Collaborative as leaders discuss how to transform the way we deliver care in high tech environments and to elevate the standard of fundamentals of care around the world

  • Alison Kitson is Dean of Nursing, The University of Adelaide and Co-Founder of the International Learning Collaborative
  • Yvonne Wengström is a Professor of Nursing, Division of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society at the Karolinska Institutet, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska University Hospital.
  • Jack Needleman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA

To register for the free webinar  click here



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In early October, the Adelaide Nursing School hosted our annual 2.5 day Research Conversazione. The Research Conversazione showcases current research activities of the School’s Higher Degree by Research students and researchers, and promotes academic engagement and scholarly networking between the School, its collaborators and stakeholders. The Research Conversazione opened on October 5th with three workshops […]

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Six nursing students from the Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversitat, Salzburg, attended the Adelaide Nursing School for 2 weeks from 17th – 28th October 2016 on a reciprocal study tour.   The students working in pairs and joined in with the year three Bachelor of Nursing students for two sessions of practice based learning.    

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Prof Lars Wallin and Prof Anna Ehrenberg both from Dalarna University Sweden, will be here from 31st October to 11th November 2016. They are part of an international research team lead by Prof Gill Harvey from the Adelaide Nursing School exploring the role of leaders and managers in the successful implementation of evidence into everyday […]

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Have you ever tried to get a new guideline or piece of evidence into your everyday practice? Were you surprised by how long it took and how complex it was? What would you have liked to have known before you started out on the journey and what help would you have liked on the way? […]

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Congratulations to nursing graduate, Candace Bavaresco, who has won the Australian Primary Healthcare Nurses Association (APNA) Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year Award. Candace graduated from the Master of Clinical Nursing degree in December 2014 and commenced working at Hampstead Health Family Practice in April 2015. Her achievements in just one year are outstanding, and a […]

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The program for the 2016 Nurses and Midwives Symposium is now available on the School of Nursing website. The one-day research symposium to celebrate international Nurses and Midwives Week will be held on Thursday 12 May 2016. The annual symposium is jointly offered through the Nursing and Midwifery Office of SA Health and the Schools […]

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A placement to remember – Recollection by Tara Keenan Through my placement, I was offered the opportunity to observe a range of procedures and also to follow an individual patient journey right through from admission to recovery. I witnessed first-hand the complexities that arise from providing care in country areas, such as the challenge of […]

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