The QPS' partnership network is the first fully coordinated collaboration of its kind in Australia. The goal of this innovative network is to facilitate applied multidisciplinary and multi-site research.
Improving patient care
Our research is based on improving patient care and meeting the needs of healthcare organisations. We do this through our rigorous programs of research and clinical education relationships.
Our partnerships are committed to developing a strong interface between research, education and practice. They have a direct impact on the quality of patient care, as well as building capacity in the health workforce.
Partnering with six major health services
The partnership network is a unique and fully integrated model. It connects QPS and Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery to six major health services in the public and private sector in metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria.
Each partner organisation has a joint appointment with the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the form of a Professor of Clinical Nursing, associate professors and senior research fellows. These joint positions ensure curricula are evidence-based and the research is specific to the health care needs of the community.