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Join our Alumni Affinity Group

The School of Nursing and Midwifery don't want to lose contact with you!

We'd love to follow your achievements and experiences as you embark on your career and the next phase of your lifelong learning journey.

As a Graduate of our School, we invite you to join the Nursing and Midwifery Alumni Affinity Group which we hope will inspire you and help advance your career or future study.

Why are Alumni connections so important?

  • Provides a powerful platform for forming lifelong connections.
  • An opportunity to network with other graduates and professionals.
  • Gives you a pulse on careers, industry, further study, or research prospects.
  • Mutually beneficial for the University - Alumni are loyal supporters and our most valued Ambassadors.
  • Alumni can share an array of experiences and help to inspire new Graduates.

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A History of Nursing at Hawkesbury

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is pleased to offer a limited printed edition of the History of Nursing at Hawkesbury for a small donation of $15.00. All purchase funds will be donated to the School of Nursing and Midwifery Student Prize fund which supports students who demonstrate outstanding academic or clinical performance.  Orders will be processed within approximately 14 business days (subject to Australia Post) and posted to the mailing address provided.


Western Sydney University changes lives and shapes the social, economic, environmental and educational development of the world in which we live. If you would like to learn more about how to make a one off or regular donation to the School of Nursing and Midwifery student scholarships and prizes please visit


We are keen to expand our Alumni network. If you are an Alumni of the University or any of the former federated institutions please visit

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Former student Jessica McInnes joins Royal Flying Doctor Service

For many years Registered Nurse Jessica McInnes harboured an ambition to broaden her skills so that she could join the Royal Flying Doctor Service as a Flight Nurse.

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Nursing and Midwifery Strategy Reserve Initiatives Grant

Associate Professor Bronwyn Everett and Professor Deborah Parker have been successful in a Nursing and Midwifery Strategy Reserve Initiatives grant for the project Palliative care for patient at the end-of-life. Bronwyn has also been awarded a further two grants under this initiative round - Promoting self-management in patients with diabetes in SWS: The ACCLAIM Study and Bridging language barriers for CALD patients.

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Former student Alede Takpiny named finalist in NSW Health Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery Awards

Former Western Sydney School of Nursing and Midwifery student Alede Takpiny was recently named Finalist in the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

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Bittersweet Memories for aspiring nurse

It was in her grandmother's final moments at Blacktown Hospital that Claudine Pizarro knew she wanted to become a nurse. 

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Home births could rise

Home births could rise. Fewer than one per cent of Australians are now born at home, but we're being encouraged to rethink that after Britain decided to recommend home births.

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