College of Healthcare Sciences Student Resources Student Assistance Directory (Nursing and Midwifery) – Who Do I Contact?

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Student Assistance Directory (Nursing and Midwifery) – Who Do I Contact?

Our Student Centre is the number one point of student contact.  If you have a question, check out AskUs – it’s a 24/7 online enquiry database with more than 1,000 commonly asked questions. The system has information on enrolments, applying to JCU, fees, scholarships, social events, calendars – everything!

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Subject Enquiries
For all subject enquiries please contact your Subject Coordinator - refer to your Subject Outline for contact details or search by subject code

Nursing and Midwifery Student Advisors 
Use our online contact form to contact a Nursing and Midwifery Student Advisor.

Bachelor of Nursing Science 
Dr Peter Hartin (Course Coordinator)
Penny Coogan (Academic Advisor Townsville)
Dr Vanessa Sparke (Academic Advisor Cairns)

Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery
Dr Heather Grimes (Course Coordinator)
Helen Coxhead (Academic Advisor)

First Year Student Experience Coordinators
Dr Peter Hartin (Townsville)
Maria Liston (Cairns)
Dr Maude Chapman (Mackay)
Jodi Brown (Mount Isa)

Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Coordinators
Elspeth Hillman (Cairns) - Academic Lead, Professional Practice
Dr Tanya Langtree (Townsville) - Academic Lead, Practice Integration

Academic Lead, Student Advocacy and Experience
Ali Bryan

GCert Diabetes Education
Elaine Cornford (Course Coordinator)

GCert Infection Control 
Dr Vanessa Sparke (Course Coordinator)

GDip Midwifery 
Dr Marie McAuliffe (Course Coordinator)

GCert/GDip/Master of Nursing (Online)
Dr Tracey Ahern (Course Coordinator)
Tracey Gooding (Deputy Course Coordinator)

Student Success Officers are responsible for providing personalised support across the student lifecycle to internal and external students.  If you need an answer to a question, start with us!  We can also refer you to the variety of services available to students at JCU.

The Learning Advisors can help you to:

  • Plan your study time
  • Learn stress management strategies
  • Understand your subject outline
  • Understand your assignment requirements
  • Plan and structure an assignment
  • Develop academic reading and research skills
  • Work with you on your writing and building arguments
  • Give you feedback on your first assignments before you submit them
  • Develop numeracy skills (maths and statistics)
  • Prepare for exams
  • Understand your lecturer and tutor expectations and feedback

You can connect with JCU's Current Students Team to talk about matters like:

  • Course and subject details, including entry requirements
  • Important dates and academic calendars
  • Subject selection and class registrations
  • Fees, financial support and scholarships
  • Student ID, access and transport concession cards
  • Student and university policies
  • Credits for previous study
  • Assessment methods and results
  • Academic records and completion letters
  • Graduations

We can also help you access other JCU services that offer mentoring, counselling, academic support, health and wellbeing support, student activities, learning resources, legal advice or childcare.

The Nursing & Midwifery Guide: Getting Started will help you find the information you need to complete your assignments and research for Nursing and Midwifery topics, and contact details for your Nursing and Midwifery Liaison Librarians.

Student Advocacy and Welfare Officers can help with information, advocacy and referral on a range of student support issues. They also help with academic support issues including exams and assessment, appeals, interpreting University policies and procedures, and academic misconduct.

Nursing and Midwifery Student Resources