National nursing education review announced

Minister for many matters rural Bridget McKenzie has announced a review of nursing education. No, not just in the bush, all-over. Terms of reference are;

* examine effectiveness of current educational preparation of and articulation between enrolled and registered nurses and nurse practitioners

* factors that affect the choice of nursing as an occupation, including for men

* role and appropriateness of transition to practice programs

* competiveness/attractiveness of Australian qualifications across international contexts.

Former VC Steven Schwartz will conduct the review. Professor Schwartz has been VC at three universities two of which, Murdoch U and Brunel U in the UK, teach nursing. The third, Macquarie U, has a medical school and teaches health sciences.

Makes a change from teacher education faculties being scrutinised.


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