Title

Notre Dame's Sydney Nursing Course accredited

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 12-19-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Sydney’s chronic nursing shortage will be partly alleviated following approval for a dynamic new nursing course conducted by the University of Notre Dame Australia.

The Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW has accredited Notre Dame’s course, whose first cohort of 60 student nurses will commence at the University’s Broadway Campus in February 2006.

Notre Dame’s Executive Dean of Nursing, Dr Margot Kearns, expressed delight with the successful accreditation submission and acknowledged the close collaboration between the University and its External Advisory Committee.

Dr Kearns said small class sizes, an extensive clinical component (33 weeks across the course) and strong affiliation with clinical partners will distinguish the course.

‘Our Nursing course is being offered in conjunction with two major health providers: St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney, and the Sydney South West Area Health Service.’

Notre Dame’s nursing courses in Fremantle and Broome are held in very high regard by both graduates and the health care sector, says Dr Kearns, and she is confident the Sydney course will replicate this success.

In 2007 Notre Dame’s College of Nursing will relocate to the University’s second Sydney campus at Darlinghurst.