Better Placed - Excellence in Health Education 2017-2019
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Better Placed strategic framework for clinical placements and undergraduate education and training in SA Health
The Nursing and Midwifery Office (NMO), led by the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer Adj Assoc Prof Jennifer Hurley, sets the strategic direction of the nursing and midwifery professions in South Australia.
The NMO achieves this through engagement, partnership and collaboration with more than 33,000 South Australian nurses and midwives who work across the private and public sectors, the education sector, and other health care-related industries. Consumers and other key stakeholders also play a vital role in informing the work of the NMO.
The Nursing and Midwifery Office is a part of the System Leadership and Design group and works in an inter-professional collaborative model with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Allied and Scientific Health Advisor's Office, all members of the Clinical Collaborative.
The Nursing and Midwifery Office is committed to the values of SA Health and supports the embedding of health reform priorities, culture, best practice and the provision of professional nursing and midwifery leadership.
The Nursing and Midwifery Office oversees the provision of professional nursing and midwifery advice and influences the development of the nursing and midwifery professions within South Australia.
The South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards publicly recognise and celebrate the significant contribution that nurses and midwives make to the healthcare outcomes of the broader South Australian community.
Visit the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards page to find out more about the 2022 event.
The 2020/2021 Critical Care Surge Nursing Workforce Strategy COVID-19 (the Strategy) (PDF 222KB) outlines strategies and initiatives for crucial preparedness and readiness to enable an agile, diverse and sustainable critical care nursing workforce to meet surge demand on critical care unit resources as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as any future mass disasters impacting on state-wide critical care surge demand. Importantly, the Strategy provides a vision to positively influence and change the way in which care is delivered, starting with strong authentic leaders informing, preparing and guiding the critical care nursing workforce. It addresses key elements that are vital to building a sustainable critical care nursing surge workforce; including education approaches and system enablers.
The Nursing Model of Care South Australia (PDF 201KB) is a principles and evidence based model that provides a framework and reference to guide and inform the design and development of any nursing model of care in South Australia. It is a first for South Australia, enabling consistency in outcomes and allowing nurses and the community to understand the value, expectations and impact of the nursing profession within the healthcare team/service. The Model (hyperlink) provides a consistent structure for use by those working in, developing, managing and evaluating health services, allowing for customisation in complexity and variability of health population needs and practice settings. The Nursing Model of Care aligns to and is influenced by the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019-2022.
The Mental Health Nursing Workforce Strategy 2020-2030 provides a vision for the delivery of compassionate, capable and committed mental health nursing care across all areas of our community. It addresses key elements that are central to building a sustainable mental health nursing workforce; including building workforce knowledge and capacity through skilful leadership and contemporary education approaches. The Strategy aligns to the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Direction of Workforce Agility.
The Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019 - 2022 are the current and future priorities and directions for nursing and midwifery in South Australia. To learn more about the strategic directions and view the 4 promotional video’s supporting their application please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions page.
The South Australian Nurse Practitioner workforce is pivotal to realising and responding to South Australia’s future health and wellbeing needs.
The SA Health Nurse Practitioner Guide (PDF 3.02MB) builds upon the foundations of the SA Health Nurse Practitioner policy and governance framework to provide a new and practical approach to support Nurse Practitioners and health services through the early stages of model implementation and sustainable Nurse Practitioner service delivery expansion.
For further information please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Office phone (08) 8226 0749.