The International Student Support Team from Edith Cowan University‘s School of Nursing and Midwifery received an Australian Award for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
A national award has been given to a program that bridges the cultural and clinical differences for international nursing students while simultaneously helping to address a shortage in Australian healthcare.
- The Australian Award for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning was given to ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.
- National recognition has been presented to an ECU program that helps international nursing students overcome cultural and clinical gaps.
- The program has graduated 598 students since its beginning in 2011, with another 140 students enrolled for Semester 1 2022.
ECU’s offering is one of only two programs in Australia that provide specialized assistance to students who are already qualified healthcare professionals in their home countries and want to learn more about clinical procedures in Australia.
Since its inception in 2011, the program has graduated 598 students, with another 140 students enrolling for Semester 1 2022.
ECU students are more likely to finish the course (94% in 2018, compared to 90% generally) and to find work (79% in 2020, 72% nationally).
ECU’s Inclusion in Action program was also recognized in the category of Programs that Enhance Learning.
The initiative offers a whole-of-institution approach to enhancing outcomes for all students, with proven results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, international, and equity-group students.
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