Welcome to the Council of Deans of Nursing
& Midwifery Australia and New Zealand website

The Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia & New Zealand) (CDNM)(or the ‘Council’),
formerly known as the Australian Council of Deans of Nursing (ACDN), is the peak organisation that
represents the Deans and Heads of the Schools of Nursing in universities that offer undergraduate
and postgraduate programmes in nursing and midwifery throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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Australian Learning and Teaching Council/Health Workforce Australia

Guidance Package – Implementation, evaluation and benchmarking of the Nursing Competency Assessment Schedule (NCAS)

 NCAS documents

The HWA Clinical Supervision Support Program Progress Report (Draft) is now available

Health Workforce Australia’s (HWA) Clinical Supervision Support Program supports clinical supervision by training supervisors who in turn help to develop a safe and competent workforce. 

CSSP Progress Report_Final HWA


3rd Biennial Australian Capital Region Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre Conference

The 2014 Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre Conference will be held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on 16-17 October 2014.

The aim of the conference is to examine what research, clinical, education and cultural healthcare issues need to be included in an agenda for nursing and midwifery in the 21st century. The agenda will include how these two professions will prepare the workforce in the 21st century, what will constitute patient care in the 21st century and how the Health Care environment will look .

Please click here to view the online conference brochure  http://www.rcnmp.com.au/c/rcnmp ! If you have any questions, please contact clare.newhouse@act.gov.au



NHET-Sim Training Workshop bookings are now open

NHET-Sim is funded as part of the Simulated Learning Environments (SLE) Programs that Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is undertaking as a result of the work being implemented under the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Hospital and Health Workforce Reform.  NHET-Sim is designed for anyone who currently or intends to use simulation as an educational method to support the development of healthcare students and professionals. The Program is open to individuals from all healthcare professional disciplines, will be offered across all jurisdictions and in metropolitan and rural locations. NHET-Sim offers e-learning and workshop activities.

The cost to participants is FREE

Registrants can participate via two streams: Stream A (e-learning and workshops) or Stream B (e-learning and optional tutorials).

Two day workshop events are scheduled throughout Australia during the first half of 2013.


To find out more visit the NHET-Sim website

The Competency Assessment Tool
is now available for download

This project developed a standardised competency assessment tool that can be used across Australian universities delivering nursing programs that lead to eligibility to register as a nurse within their state/territory. This tool is based on a documentary analysis of curriculum documents, competency assessment tools,and skills taught within 36 universities in Australia, and a review of the literature.
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