Griffith nurses and midwives are making their mark from major cities to the most remote areas of Australia and the world is taking notice.
Griffith is the only Queensland university placing on all major world rankings and this year marks the first time Griffith has posted in the top 30 universities worldwide.
With the School of Nursing and Midwifery achieving a QS World University Ranking of 29, Griffith has achieved global recognition. This follows the Australian Research Council awarding the School with an Excellence in Research (ERA) rating of five, acknowledging the “well above world standard” quality of research.
Our growing international reputation for excellence saw two Swedish Professors visit Griffith, with a view to implementing a similar program in Sweden.
“The School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Bachelor of Midwifery program boasts a 100 per cent employment rate,” says Professor for First Peoples’ Health, Roianne West.
“And is renowned as the most credible in the country.”
Midwifery at Griffith is also committed to increasing the First Peoples midwifery workforce and its flexibly delivered program enables First Peoples Midwifery students to attend their studies from their home communities including very remote areas.
“We currently have two students studying midwifery on Thursday Island, where they have support from the local midwives and weekly Skype catch-ups,” says Tania Milne, Midwifery Lecturer for the First Peoples Health Unit.
The majority of First Peoples students at Griffith are enrolled in Nursing and Midwifery, with about 100 currently studying nursing and 16 in the midwifery program, says Professor West.
“The program is extremely successful, providing our students with all the resources and support needed for them to attend university from wherever they live.”