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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.


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Dementia Collaborative Research Centres Grant

View Source Professor Deborah Parker, in conjunction with Professor Kate Stevens (lead investigator) from the MARCs Institute and Ms Janice Stokes from Sydney West Baptist Care, has been awarded one of 26 collaborative research grants by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC).

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Ending the complications

Most of us have needed a 'drip' during a stay in hospital. Worldwide, around 50% of patients admitted to hospitals require the insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC)—the technical name for the 'drip'—to receive IV fluids, medications or blood as part of a normal procedure.

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Targeting Oral Health To Vulnerable Mothers

Women are at greater risk of poor oral health during pregnancy due to hormonal variations, changes to their diet, and morning sickness. This heightened risk may have serious consequences for the baby, with evidence suggesting that poor oral health during pregnancy may lead to increased pre-term births and lower birth weights—particularly for women from lower socio economic backgrounds.

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Palliative care source of support

It's critical that residential aged care is equipped to care for the old and dying, but insufficient resources and workforce issues add to the challenge, writes Deborah Parker.

Aussie-themed Australia Day BBQ

Western Sydney University students celebrate Australia Day

Western Sydney University Bachelor of Nursing Graduate entry students got up close and personal with some of the country's finest critters during the School of Nursing and Midwifery's annual pre-Australia Day BBQ.

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