UniSA supports initiatives to empower health workers in South Australia

By Sakina Raj  | Date: 2022-07-27

UniSA supports initiatives to empower health workers in South Australia

The State Government and the University of South Australia announced collaboration to help the State's health staff meet the rising demand, following the recent announcement of introduction to scholarships and training programmes that will help thousands of nurses and midwives in the state.

The training initiatives were rolled out by South Australia’s Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Chris Picton and Premier Peter Malinauskas. It has been reported that the delivery of the SA Health Nursing and Midwifery Skills & Training Package will take place in the coming three years.

Pivotal to note that SA Health is collaborating with the University of South Australia, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, and the University of Melbourne on programmes to address clinical needs in urban, regional, and rural regions.

Moreover, registered nurses and midwives will have the chance to follow a new, faster road towards clinical specialization through UniSA's Clinical Specialization Program (which includes 3000 scholarships).

The program's delivery is adapted to the SA Health setting and offers nurses and midwives the fundamental competencies they need to pursue postgraduate clinical specialization credentials more quickly.

Professor Rachael Vernon, Dean of programmes at UniSA Nursing and Midwifery, welcomed the announcement from the State Government.

Rachael added that the programme is a significant collaboration between SA Health and the University of South Australia, giving a chance to further strengthen the capacity and competency of nursing and midwifery profession and ultimately improving the health outcomes of the community.

It was added that the university is eager to collaborate with the State Government to support meeting the increasing demands of the health workforce.

As per official reports, the Clinical Specialization Program begins this week at UniSA.

In Fact, the Federal Government will offer UniSA $3.7 million capital to establish a training facility in Port Lincoln that will entice nursing and allied health scholars to pursue an aged care profession.

Source Credit: https://unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2022/unisa-supports-efforts-to-boost-health-workforce/

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