We excel in the areas of learning, teaching and research for nursing and midwifery

The Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to the development of nursing and midwifery practice, theory and research that transforms lives and health care. We develop remarkable graduates imbued with a solution-focused philosophy who make a positive difference in nursing, midwifery and healthcare, transforming the lives of those in their care.

Through developing research, consultancy and continuing education opportunities, we seek to serve the nursing and midwifery professions, the health care system and the broader community.


To be a global leader in education and research scholarship in nursing and midwifery. Specifically, the School of Nursing and Midwifery will be recognised for:

  • developing person-centred, clinically competent, critical thinking, research informed graduates who provide safe, quality, compassionate care in an ever-changing healthcare environment;
  • developing and delivering innovative, flexible evidence-based education that prepares graduates to be life-long learners to address professional challenges in a wide range of health care settings locally, nationally or internationally; and
  • fostering and developing the capacity of nursing and midwifery academics to have impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities in their given research fields.


The School and its staff are committed to the values of:

  • Diversity: this is a commitment to understanding, recognising and appreciating the unique characteristics that each individual, team and group contributes to making the School of Nursing and Midwifery successful.
  • Collegiality: promoting and developing strong, positive professional relationships and teams that create a strong shared responsibility and respect for teaching, research and service.
  • Partnership: we are developing and maintaining professional relationships in a spirit of co-operation and collaboration for mutual benefit.
  • Engagement: reflects our sense of positively contributing to the communities we work and learn in, whether they are local, national or international.


Gillian completed her Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Midwifery in 2005 and 2006 and is the driving force behind a community outreach service, co-ordinated through the Logan City Council, to provide an at-home vaccination service for children who are missing or overdue for vaccines. Since the inception of the program in 2013 the mobile service has visited more than 4000 people with more than 7000 vaccines provided increasing the number of fully vaccinated children aged 12 – 15 months to above the Queensland average.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD for midwives, nurses and other health professionals


Together we have the opportunity to generate and share the best practice approaches to midwifery education. Our inaugural Trans-Tasman Midwifery Education conference seeks to create an opportunity to generate and share midwifery educational approaches that transform practice. At the same time, the conference seeks to provide an opportunity to debate and address the challenges facing the sector’s ability to provide best practice midwifery education. We invite you to be a part of this exciting and unique event.

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