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Join us for day 2 of our Indigenous Cultural Immersion Event!

November 25 - 10 AM - 2 PM

Program Day 2

10:00 am  Welcome to Country, Michelle Locke
10:10 am School Welcome, Professor Deborah Hatcher, Dean School of Nursing & Midwifery
10:20 am Deadly Connection, Carly Mundine
11:00 am Art in Hospital, Leanne Tobin
11:45 am Badalya (lunch)
12 noon Having a Yarn with Aunty Kerrie Doyle
12:45 pm Tour Country, Chris Tobin
1:45 pm Closing

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Join our Women's Health Matters Symposium

December 9 - 12 PM - 3 PM

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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


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News - Rate of caesareans

A new generation of midwives

Five years in the making, the Bachelor of Midwifery commenced this autumn session, aiming to educate professional midwives to serve the Greater Western Sydney community.

News - A new career is born

A new career is born

Working as a registered nurse specialising in oncology, paediatrics and neo-natal intensive care motivated Rachael Hyde to pursue a career in midwifery -a move she describes as a shift towards more positive healthcare.

News - Cooking Up a Storm

Cooking up a storm

UWS nursing graduate Amina Elshafei first came to public attention as a contestant on Australia's most popular TV cooking show, MasterChef. However, there is a lot more to her story.Image UWS Student Amina Elshafei, Master of Child and Family Health 2012 Inspired by her Korean and Egyptian heritage, and her parents' passion for food, Amina Elshafei lists cooking as one of the great loves of her life. "I think having a great combination of cultures in the family really opened my eyes to learning more about the food," she says. "Now, as an adult and living away from home, I've got a much deeper appreciation for home cooked food. You miss it. I've just been overseas, and I can't wait to have something Mum or Dad has cooked."

Academics receive ARC Linkage grant

Academics receive ARC Linkage grant

News - Protect New Mothers

Opportunities Advancements and Future Directions Towards Normal Birth

Opportunities Advancements and Future Directions Towards Normal Birth

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