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JCU WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Education & Research Capacity Building

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Our Centre works with partners and organisations to provide excellent standards in Nursing and Midwifery Education and enhance research capacity across the pacific; developing mutually beneficial projects to strengthen capacity for professional nursing research and improve health service delivery through evidence based research.

Key objectives of the Centre are to:

  • promote and support the national, regional and international development of nursing and midwifery education, incorporating innovative tropical, rural and remote approaches to education
  • establish a dialogue with other collaborating centres and stakeholders about the migration and mobility of the nursing workforce in tropical, rural and remote areas
  • develop strategies to scale up the nursing workforce
  • assist with the development of multi entry and exit strategies for Bachelor of Nursing(BN) programs
  • contribute to the planning for improvements in education, health workforce and health services in the region
  • design, implement and utilise research in nursing and midwifery on an international level
  • provide technical services which are evidence based to develop and influence Nursing and Midwifery education, workforce devlopment, health services and health policy within the western pacific region
  • plan a research agenda for responses to emergencies and disaster management by health services

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