Title

Notre Dame's Nursing degree receives full accreditation

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 1-21-2010

Publisher Name

University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

Publication Place

Sydney

Abstract

The Nurses and Midwives Board of New South Wales (NMB) has notified The University of Notre Dame Australia of its support for the full accreditation of all degrees within the Sydney Campus’ School of Nursing.

The NMB confirmed in a letter to the University that the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) and Bachelor of Nursing (EN Articulation) are recognised as courses which ‘lead to registration as a nurse in NSW’.

The School of Nursing, which opened on the Sydney Campus in 2006, has undertaken a three stage process of accreditation, during which its curriculum, clinical facilities and progress of graduates were examined.

Sydney Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor Tracey Thornley, paid tribute to all who had contributed to the School’s accreditation.

“This accreditation would not have been possible without our Nursing staff, the nursing profession and the clinical facilities and clinicians who have embraced and provided extensive academic and practical education support for the School and students.

“This recognition from the NMB has reinforced the effectiveness of our teaching program and the contribution of our graduates to the nursing profession,” said Associate Professor Thornley.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, said that this was an excellent result for the University and its dedicated and talented staff and students in the School of Nursing.

“Nursing is an important part of Notre Dame’s major mission in the various health disciplines; its courses have wide support in the community and are making an important contribution to meeting NSW health needs.”

Media contact:

Moira Saunders
02 8204 4407