Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Seasons Greetings from CHS

Seasons Greetings to all our students and colleagues. The College of Healthcare Sciences will close at 12noon on Christmas Eve and reopen on Monday 4th January. We wish you all a restful and safe break and look forward to welcoming you back in 2016.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

NP Masterclass

Nurse Practitioners from around the North Queensland region come together today for their annual 2-day Nurse Practitioner Masterclass proudly hosted by JCU Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition and The Townsville Hospital.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

JCU Access Scholarship applications now open

The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at JCU. The reasons for your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries. There are three different awards under the JCU Access Fund.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Congratulations Peter Hartin for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Congratulations to Peter Hartin from Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition on receiving a 2015 Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.  Peter’s citation was for “Bringing the outsiders in: Inspiring multi-campus regional and remote students in the nursing capstone to learn, connect and succeed”. This citation is a prestigious award that recognises Peter’s excellent work in the nursing capstone subject.  Well done Peter!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Patient Safety Survey

Dear nursing student

I wish to invite you to participate in a research project about patient safety competence among Australian nursing students. Your university is one of 8 across Australia that has been invited to participate in this study.
Participation in this study involves completing an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes.

Please take the time to complete the survey, the information you provide will be important in expanding understanding about how patient safety learning evolves at various stages of nurse training, and will be useful for reforming and developing patient safety education.

To connect to the survey, please click on the link below.

After completing the survey you will be invited to enter a draw for the chance to win a $250 Coles/Myer gift card as a thank you for sharing your information.


Prof. Jane Mills, Director CNMR

Friday, August 7, 2015

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) now open

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

This scholarship provides assistance to nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students who are undertaking study at an Australian university or registered training organisation. Please click here for a full listing of the available NAHSSS scholarships.
Applications are now open and will close on 21 September 2015. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship click the link of the program you are interested in. Access to the online application will be available on that page

Clinical placements

Emergency department
Rural and remote

General scholarships

Continuing professional development
Midwifery prescribing
Nursing and midwifery re-entry scholarships

Remote scholarships

Continuing professional development
Nursing and midwifery re-entry scholarship

Emergency department scholarships

Nurse practitioner
Continuing professional development

For further information please contact the Australian College of Nursing via or freecall 1800 117 262 (charges may apply).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Smart phones, smart nurses

Professional and productive use of social media for nurses was the topic of conversation at an Australian College of Nurses/ James Cook University professional development event.
Scepticism about nursing students' use of social media at work prompted Cairns nurse Nicole Morris to come along to an Australian College of Nurses (ACN) education and networking event organised by James Cook University this month.
But she left with a determination to open a Twitter account as soon as she got home.
The workshop, The use of social media in nursing, was developed to help health professionals better understand how, when, where and why they might use social media platforms at work, and which ones.
Presentations were delivered by JCU lecturer Paul McNamara and JCU graduate and emerging nurse leader Evan Casella.