|Head of School Professor Catherine Turner|
Happy New Year!...and a very warm welcome to the School community for the commencement of the 2012 academic year — our 8th year as a School.
Demand is strong for our academic programs with another annual increase in student enrolments and our 2012 OP cut-off scores
have once again risen to the ranks of the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) entry scores in the country when compared to similar programs.
Our undergraduate programs now have the following OP cut offs - Bachelor of Nursing OP 9; Bachelor of Midwifery OP 9; Dual Degree OP 8 and Master of Nursing Studies [Graduate Entry] OP 7. We look forward to continuing to enroll students of high quality academic standard, and graduating future leaders within the nursing and midwifery professions. I anticipate that next year the demand for our Dual Degree program will surpass the demand for our single nursing degree.
The School was successful in winning two of the eight recently announced health fellowships from the Office of Health and Medical Research – a terrific result!.....more details in the discovery section
of this newsletter.
2012 will be the ‘year of accreditation’ for the School. We were fortunate to receive the maximum five year unconditional accreditation from ANMAC
for our Master of Nurse Practitioner program
late last year. In recent weeks we received a positive response from the Chair of the Bachelor of Midwifery review panel during a site visit – a credit to our excellent team of midwifery academics - we look forward to the final report. Accreditation submissions for our Bachelor of Nursing and dual degree programs are also underway.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone an excellent academic year.