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Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Heath, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences) has partnerships with a broad range of Victoria health care organisations that provide undergraduate and postgraduate students access to their healthcare facilities during their studies.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery's Clinical Partnership Program is the first coordinated program of its kind in Australia. An extensive program, it connects the School to healthcare organisations in the public and private sector and in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of Victoria. The School also has collaborative agreements with Curtin University of Technology (WA) and VIA University College, Denmark.
While the mechanics of these partnerships can vary from one organisation to the next, they are generally geared toward two broad aims:
The goal is to facilitate clinical multi-disciplinary research and the program enables the research to be strategically focused in areas of clinical importance to the healthcare agencies. The partnerships are also aimed at developing nursing clinical leadership by involving clinical nurses in research projects and also by including them in the School's educational programs.
Each partner healthcare organisation has a joint appointment with the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the form of either a Professor of Clinical Nursing or a Senior Research Fellow.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery has collaborations with the following: