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New consortium to promote gerontological nursing

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University has joined with seven other universities in an initiative to promote and support gerontological nursing within Australia via the new Australian Hartford Centre of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Consortium.

The Consortium is now a part of the US-based National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE).

As stated on the NHCGNE website the mission of the organisation is to “enhance and sustain the capacity and competency of nurses to provide quality care to older adults through faculty development, advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating adoption of best practices, fostering leadership, and designing and shaping policy”.

Membership provides access to leaders in this area and to educational resources.


Australian Hartford Centre of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Consortium inaugural meeting
Representatives from the seven universities during the inaugural meeting at Queensland University of Technology, 11 May 2016.

From left:

  • Dr Jane Phillips (Professor of Nursing and Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney)
  • Dr Ann Harrington (Associate Professor in Health Care for the Older Person, Flinders University)
  • Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh (Senior Research Fellow and Director, Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University)
  • Dr Chris Toye (Associate Professor, Older Persons’ Health Care, Curtin University)
  • Dr Andrew Robinson (Professor of Aged Care Nursing and Co-Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Yun-Hee Jeon (Professor of Chronic Disease and Ageing, University of Sydney)
  • Dr Wendy Moyle (Professor and Program Director of the Menzies Health Institute QLD, Griffith University)
  • Dr Elizabeth Beattie (Professor of Aged and Dementia Care and Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Carers and Consumers, Queensland University of Technology).