Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nursing Alumni Prize for Citizenship - Eri Takahashi

Congratulations to Eri Takahashi, recipient of the 2014 Nursing Alumni Prize for Citizenship.

This prize was founded in 2011 and is maintained with donations from the JCU Nursing Alumni with contributions from the graduating classes.  It is awarded to the Cairns Campus student who has completed the second year and is enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing Science degree and who demonstrates:
  • leadership qualities within the peer group;
  • a positive and collegial attitude to peers and colleagues;
  • and outstanding personal qualities in contributing to the betterment of the School community.

They must also:
  • provide service to the University;
  • participate in co-curricular activities;
  • and promote the University and themselves in a professional manner.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ACN Emerging Nurse Leader (ENL) Program - 2015 Applications now open

Are you, or do you know an exceptional nursing student currently in their second year of nursing (completing degree in 2015), or completing a Masters?

Applications for the 2015 intake of Emerging Nurse Leaders is now open. Take this opportunity to be supported by ACN as you begin your career. 

Join your JCU Nursing student colleagues, Evan Casella and Anna Groth, (JCU Cairns Campus) - current ACN 2014 Emerging Nurse Leaders.

Applications open 3 March to 29 June 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last date for withdrawal from SP1 subjects - Thursday 27th March

Please note Census Date (Thursday 27th March) is the last date for alterations to enrolment for Study Period 1 without financial penalty. 
To avoid fee liability, subject withdrawals must be made via eStudent by the Census Date. Please see "Component Withdrawal" at the eStudent Online help webpage for further information. 
Students who have already paid their subject fees can apply for refund – see for details.
For enquiries regarding withdrawal or fees please contact the Student Enquiry Centre on 1800-246446 or email

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vale Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes, OAM, Foundation Head of School of Nursing, JCU

Our Wonderful and Much Loved Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes OAM passed away peacefully yesterday morning in the Palliative Care Unit at the Townsville Hospital.

We were all very privileged to share so much of her amazing life and will always remember her with admiration and appreciation.

Assoc. Prof. Lee Stewart, Head of School 

It is with great sadness that, on behalf of the Faculty, I wish to  acknowledge the death of Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes OAM, who passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit of The Townsville Hospital.

Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes OAM was the Foundation Head of the Department of Nursing Sciences (1989-1997) and Foundation Professor of Nursing Sciences (1989-2006). Barbara’s key legacy in both of these roles was a collaborative and collegial approach to health workforce development that transcended professional divides. Most importantly, Barbara brought the academic side to nursing and midwifery, holding Fellowships with the Royal College of Nursing, The Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nursing and the Australian College of Tropical Medicine. As Emeritus Professor, Barbara was admired as a passionate and active researcher and supervisor to the end.

At its establishment, the Department of Nursing was the first undergraduate health science Department at James Cook University, and the first University School of Nursing in the tropics in Australia. As such, Barbara’s contribution helped shape the cultural foundation of what we now refer to as the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, particularly our rare collegiate and cooperative relations. It was a privilege to have worked alongside Barbara, and she will be remembered with great warmth by all who knew her. 

Professor Ian Wronski, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences 

Friday, March 14, 2014

CRANAplus Undergraduate Scholarships now open

CRANAplus Undergraduate Scholarships: Helping students with remote placement

In addition to the professional connections, access to resources and support undergraduate students gain from CRANAplus membership, there is the possibility of being awarded an Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarship. The scholarships offer financial assistance to support students who are interested in working remotely giving them the opportunity to experience a remote health setting first hand. This demonstrates the commitment of CRANAplus to the future remote health workforce.

Each year CRANAplus offers a total of six scholarships. These scholarships provide financial assistance of up to $1000 per applicant, per remote placement. They can be applied to the cost of fares, accommodation and other incidental costs incurred by a student undertaking an undergraduate placement in a remote area of Australia and its external Territories.

The closing date for the scholarship application is the 31st July of each year.

Visit the CRANAplus website for application information.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Commemorative Service for nurses who have died in the service of others - 4th May

A Commemorative Service “for nurses who have died in the service of others”, is to be held at St James’ Anglican Cathedral, Denham Street, Townsville, at 6:00pm on Sunday 4th May 2014.

This event is being hosted by the Tropical Health Research Unit in conjunction with the Queensland Far North Region of the Australian College of Nursing, and the Townsville General Hospital Past Graduates Association.

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 7, 2014

QHealth Presentation - Career Fest Townsville - Tuesday 18 March


Queensland Health Presentation – Information on the Qld Health job application process, requirements and strategies for success. Medical, Nursing, Allied Health, Social Work and Psychology students should attend.

Date: Tuesday 18 March
Time: 1-3 pm
Venue: DB040-103
Presenter: Catherine Betcher from Qld Health

Please book to attend these events. You must be logged into CareerHub to book: (use your JCU username and password).