Nursing and Midwifery Office - News and events

The Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office facilitates information-sharing, professional development and networking for nurses and midwives in Western Australia through various avenues such as newsletters, networking events, courses leadership events and  the annual WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards (external site).

GradConnect June 2023 – for positions starting January to June 2024

Kick start your nursing or midwifery career by applying for a graduate enrolled nurse, registered nurse or midwife position at participating public, private and aged care health providers.

Graduate transition to practice programs provide opportunities for participants to work in a variety of clinical settings while consolidating theory and developing critical clinical skills and judgement.

For more information such as eligibility criteria, or to apply, visit the GradConnect page.

Midwifery events

Improve workshops

IMPROVE workshops are designed to address the educational needs of health professionals involved in maternity and newborn care in managing perinatal death based on the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Perinatal Mortality Guideline. This involves small groups of learners rotating around six interactive learning stations that are each facilitated by an experienced educator. If you are an obstetrician, midwife, neonatal nurse, neonatologist, social worker, or are interested from a policy or public health perspective, we would love to see you! Priority will be given to clinicians working in maternity and newborn care.

There will be another IMPROVE training program being run in the second half of 2023 (date to be confirmed). For more information, please contact the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office Team.

Safer Baby Bundle (SBB)

The Safer Baby Bundle (SBB) is a key strategy to achieving the goal of a 20% reduction in the stillbirth rate by 2025. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn best practices around stillbirth prevention and the implementation of the Safer Baby Bundle across Western Australia.

A Safer Baby Bundle Forum is planned on 13 November 2023. For more information, please contact the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office Team.

WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

The 2023 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards will be held on Friday 6 October 2023. For more information about this event please consult the WANMEA website (external site).

This prestigious event recognises the incredible work of nurses and midwives across WA’s health system.

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 WANMEA nominations will be opening on Tuesday 1 August 2023.

To nominate please visit the WANMEA website (external site).