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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.


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Unemployed young men graduate with work-ready skills

A group of 18 unemployed young men with intellectual disabilities have gained vital job skills after graduating from a Men’s Shed mentoring project that was funded in partnership by the WA Disability Services Commission and Therapy focus, and run by researchers from Curtin and Western Sydney Universities.

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Cultural battle over cancer: Challenges for promoting cancer screening among immigrant women

Although the concept of taking preventive measures including cancer screening is well established in Australia, assimilation into this concept may be a challenge for women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Read more from Dr Cannas Kwok.

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Towards zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) also known as female genital circumcision or cutting is a global health issue affecting women and girls. Read more from Dr Olayide Ogunsiji.

Historical asylum notes help recreate play on topic “swept under the carpet”

WOMEN institutionalised after giving birth is the focus of a unique play being performed in Parramatta.

Nursing degrees to go online as teaching evolution goes to new level

Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia’s number one university for nursing and midwifery, has launched its Bachelor of Nursing degree through WSU Online, in a bid to fill the gap the health industry faces.

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