Historic Quadrant Building at University of Sydney

Nurse education in Australia: Part 8

The historic Quadrant Building at the University of Sydney By Trish Lowe MACN – ACN Nurse Educator Move towards tertiary education for Australian nurses- mid 1980s As previously discussed in this series, Australian nurses were originally trained in public hospitals, under an apprenticeship system. During the early 1900’s, The Australasian Trained Nurses’ Association (ATNA) established the minimum standards of clinical and theoretical knowledge required to be delivered…

Educating nurses on Endometriosis

ACN will be launching a postgraduate unit to educate nurses on endometriosis, thanks to an Australian Government grant and community collaborations with Endo Help. Endometriosis is a common, debilitating and aggressive benign condition which affects more than 10% of Australian women. It has historically been under-recognised and underdiagnosed in this country, but recently more attention…

Clinical supervision in a large teaching hospital: the dawn of a new era

by Katherine Schaffarczyk MACN, Nurse Educator, Westmead Hospital, Sydney   Overview of the literature There is evidence that clinical supervision has been practiced since the early days of Freud, with small groups gathering to discuss and review each other’s work (Carroll, 2007). In the late 19th century in the United States, clinical supervision was introduced for social…