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

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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ILCA 2013 BORN TO BREASTFEED: A Global Public Health Imperative

International Lactation Consultant Association 2013 Conference & Annual Meeting

The International Lactation Consultant Association’s™ 2013 Annual Conference & Meeting, “Born to Breastfeed: A Global Public Health Imperative,” will be held July 25-28, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The ILCA Annual Conference is the premier lactation education and professional development event of the year. The Conference provides a rich learning environment for lactation professionals, midwives, child and family health nurses, general practitioners, physicians, dieticians and nutritionists, breastfeeding counselors, researchers, pharmacist, nurses, doulas, policy makers and other advocates who assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. The Conference offers information on cutting-edge, evidence-based practice and research in optimal breastfeeding care and support for mothers and babies. Conference participants will experience a breathtaking traditional welcome by the indigenous land owners – a unique attraction for visitors to Australia. Please click here to view the online conference brochure http://www.ilca.org/files/events/ilca_conference/2013_Conference/Registration_Brochure.pdf ! If you have any questions, please contact registrar@ilca.org.



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 dveloped 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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