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UON ranked in the the world's top 100 for Nursing
The University of Newcastle (UON) Australia’s nursing discipline has been ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
Through connection with global leaders, the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s staff and students are empowered to consider health related issues in an international context, ensuring nuanced and innovative solutions to global health challenges.
Guided by our team of experienced clinical educators and internationally renowned researchers, our graduates enjoy high employment rates, and are working to create a new era of improved healthcare both regionally and globally.
Dean of Nursing and Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery Professor Sally Chan has been a global nurse educator and researcher for more than 20 years. She is passionate about combining research, education and practice. Supported by more than 65 funded studies, and featured in more than 300 international publications, Professor Chan has developed and sustained international inter-institutional partnerships. Her continuous, quality research has had a major influence on nursing education, mental healthcare policy and service delivery across the globe.
Esteemed academic and longstanding registered nurse Associate Professor Jed Duff is also actively engaged in the national and international nursing profession. Associate Professor Duff was recently awarded a prestigious Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship which will allow him to work closely with the creators of the Iowa Model for Evidence Based Nursing Practice at the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing, observe the model’s use in various settings and apply this knowledge to optimise the model before introducing it into Australian nursing practice.
Another key contributor to nursing’s success is the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour’s Dr Amy Waller who has pioneered a study to survey oncology outpatients on their preferences for end of life (EOL) care. Dr Waller’s important research has enabled a better understanding of patient choices and informed future care models.