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UniSA supports initiatives to empower health workers in South Australia

The state government and the University of South Australia have announced a collaboration to help state health workers meet growing demand, following the recent announcement of the introduction of scholarships and training programs that will help thousands of nurses and midwives across the state.

The training initiatives were spearheaded by South Australian Health and Welfare Minister Chris Picton and Premier Peter Malinauskas. It has been reported that the delivery of the SA Health Nursing and Midwifery Training and Skills Kit will take place within the next three years.

Crucially, SA Health is collaborating with the University of South Australia, the Australian Federation of Nurses and Midwives and the University of Melbourne on programs to address clinical needs in urban, regional and rural.

Additionally, registered nurses and midwives will have the chance to take a new, faster path to clinical specialization through UniSA’s Clinical Specialization Program (which includes 3,000 scholarships).

Program delivery is tailored to the context of SA Health and equips nurses and midwives with the foundational skills they need to achieve postgraduate clinical specialty credentials faster.

Professor Rachael Vernon, Dean of Programs at UniSA Nursing and Midwifery, welcomed the state government’s announcement.

Rachael added that the program is an important collaboration between SA Health and the University of South Australia, giving a chance to further build the capacity and skills of the nursing and midwifery profession and ultimately account, to improve community health outcomes.

It was added that the university is looking forward to collaborating with the state government to meet the growing demands of healthcare personnel.

According to official reports, the clinical specialization program starts this week at UniSA.

In fact, the federal government will provide UniSA with $3.7 million in capital to establish a training center in Port Lincoln that will inspire nursing and allied health scholars to pursue a profession of care for the elderly.

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