Nursing and Midwifery Student Support

College of Healthcare Sciences Nursing and Midwifery Nursing and Midwifery Student Support

Nursing and Midwifery Student Support

University study can be challenging. We understand that our students need support to reach their potential – whether it's academic support or personal support. The following resources will assist you to successfully navigate your way through your Nursing and Midwifery studies.

About Us - Nursing and Midwifery @JCU

With over 1500 students in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, JCU Nursing and Midwifery is renowned for its friendliness and sense of family. Students never feel like just another number – with extensive support services, our students receive the personal attention they need to achieve  their best.  There are 30 academic staff across the five teaching sites. Approximately 120 casual tutors and clinical educators are required to assist with the teaching and clinical placement of students at our campuses and in hospitals throughout the North Queensland region. The JCU campuses are  equipped with simulated hospital wards, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, and laboratories for biophysical science classes.

Visit our Nursing and Midwifery website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Nursing and Midwifery Student Contacts

Nursing and Midwifery Assistance Directory - Who Do I Contact?
Refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Assistance Directory for current roles and contacts.

Nursing and Midwifery Student Support
Use our online contact form to contact a nursing and midwifery student advisor.

Academic Lead: Student Advocacy and Experience
The Academic Lead: Student Advocacy and Experience will advocate for and support Nursing and Midwifery students as well as directly monitor the student experience. This role will act as an informed, independent advocate and promote awareness of support systems within the discipline, CHS and wider university.

Dr Tracey Ahern - Lecturer
Academic Lead - Student Advocacy and Experience
Nursing and Midwifery
Location: 025.215 JCU Townsville Campus
Tel: (07) 4781 5354
Email tracey.ahern@jcu.edu.au or use our online contact form

College Student Support Officers 
College Student Support Officers provide personalised support to students in targeted courses or disciplines within each College. Support officers work with students to: Identify ways to succeed at university; Connect students to relevant services, and Help students attain their educational goals. Make an appointment with your CSSO by emailing dthm.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au or find us on Skype at dthmstudentsupport.  Students enrolled in both Townsville and Cairns campuses as well as Mt Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island Study Centres can contact us.

Ask Us - 24/7 
If you have a question, check out AskUs – it’s a 24/7 online enquiry database with more than 1,000 commonly asked questions.

Student Services
The Student Centre is your number one point of contact. Our staff will provide advice on your enrolment, subjects, fees, support services, scholarships, exams and even directions! Ask a question - submit a question to our student support team.

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Professional experience placement (PEP) is a crucial and formal component of all health science courses. Placement prepares you for registration and/or accreditation as a professional in your field and supports you to be 'work ready' when you leave university.

During your placement you will go out into the workforce to apply and practise the skills and knowledge you've gained at JCU. These workplace-based clinical and practical education experiences might occur in facilities on or away from campus.

Visit the Professional Experience Placement website for preparation checklists and guidelines.

Library Resources for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Subject LibGuides
The Nursing and Midwifery LibGuide is an online guide for Nursing and Midwifery students and staff at JCU. It will help you find the information you need to complete your assignments and research.

Nursing and Midwifery Liaison Librarians 
The JCU Library provides liaison librarians for all of the major discipline areas. You can use this form to ask us a question, get help or request an  appointment with your liaison librarian.

Nursing and Midwifery Student Resources

Visit the CHS Student Resources website for information specific to Nursing and Midwifery students:

  • PEP Handbook
  • BNSc subject and major information for current students
  • Nursing and Midwifery Year Planners
  • College forms

Enrolment Help - DTHM Students

You can manage most of your enrolment online by following a few easy steps. The JCU Enrolment website is your hub for all your enrolment needs – from enrolling, registering for classes, withdrawing, changing course, updating your personal details, taking a break from your studies and more.

Contact your Division Enrolment Team (Health and Medicine) for further assistance – email thm.enrolments@jcu.edu.au

AHPRA / NMBA Guidelines

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia. Each health profession that is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is represented by a National Board.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Registered nurse standards for practice (2016) and the National competency standards for the midwife (2006) are core standards expected to be demonstrated by all registered nurses and midwives. The NMBA approves codes and guidelines to provide guidance to registered nurses and midwives. These competency standards also communicate to the public the standards they can expect from registered nurses and midwives.

On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing Science course or Bachelor of Nursing Science - Bachelor of Midwifery course the graduate will demonstrate achievement of the NMBA’s Registered nurse standards for practice (2016) and Midwifery competency (2006) (rebranded, 16th December, 2013).

NMBA codes and guidelines:

AHPRA guidelines:

Textbooks

The textbook requirements for each subject are available online approximately two months prior to the course start date at the Co-op Bookshop (search by campus and subject code).

Students can order online and click and collect texts from the Co-op on-campus in Townsville or Cairns, or have delivered to your home address. The Co-op also offer a student textbook buyback scheme for those textbooks you no longer need.

Students may also find used copies of textbooks via online bookshops such as StudentVIP. It is important that you purchase the correct current edition of the text.

The JCU Library has limited copies of all prescribed textbooks available for 2 day loans.

IT Help Desk

The IT Help Desk provides Students with a first point of contact for all IT Services offered by ICT at JCU. This provides consistent and efficient handling of general IT enquiries, service requests and fault reporting and facilitates in the rapid restoration of normal service to the JCU community.

See the IT Help Desk website for information on the various ways to contact this service.

LearnJCU 
LearnJCU is JCU's online teaching and learning environment, built on the Blackboard Learning Management System.  Access the LearnJCU Guides for Students for assistance or Ask LearnJCU for technical support.

eStudent 
eStudent help is available in the top right hand corner of each eStudent page or from the eStudent Online Help website, including frequently asked questions and eStudent troubleshooting help.

JCU Email 
As part of the admissions process, you are given a Microsoft Office 365 student email account to manage your university email, calendar, contacts and tasks. All official email correspondence from JCU with regards to the management of your academic record will be sent to you at this email address so you should get into the habit of checking it regularly. Refer to O365: Email, OneDrive and Office for guidelines and assistance.

Virus Protection
JCU provides Sophos Antivirus Software for staff and students at no charge.  Registration, required software, and documentation are available from the ICT website.

The Learning Centre

At JCU, all students are entitled to the best possible learning experience.

The JCU Learning Centre offers online and face-to-face access to academic learning development. On this site you will find a wide range of self-help resources, information about workshops and how to request personalised advice. Whether you are looking for assistance with time management, mathematics, basic statistics, planning your assignment, editing your academic communication, The Learning Centre is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for academic learning development.

Use our online contact form to enquire about Learning Centre services and resources, or to request help for a particular assignment or task.

Student Support Services

Going to uni isn't just about assignments and exams. At JCU we want your whole university experience to be a happy and healthy one – so tap into as many support services as you can and know your rights!  Visit the JCU Student Support website for help.