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Nurses: the universal heroes

South West Nursing graduate Teagan Bewick

Nursing graduate Teagan Bewick says ECU has set her on a path to success

It seems fitting that in this, the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, our nurses have emerged as frontline heroes battling COVID-19 across the globe – serving humanity and saving lives.

Nurses will continue to be a driving force in the global effort to ensure every single person has access to health care by 2030. To achieve this, 9 million more nurses and midwives will be needed.

Edith Cowan University (ECU) produces the most registered nurse graduates in Western Australia, with more than 600 nurses graduating from ECU in 2019.

The World Health Organization’s State of the world’s nursing 2020 report confirms the growth of our nursing workforce as critical to deliver on the promise of “leaving no one behind” and to accomplish its Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Nurses make a central contribution to national and global targets for a range of health priorities, including mental health and non-communicable diseases, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety, and people-centred care.
  • Nursing is the largest profession in the health sector, making up approximately 59 per cent of the workforce.
  • Now, more than ever, the world needs nurses. And we need to invest in the nurses of our future.

Be inspired, build connections and confidence with ECU

South West Nursing graduate Teagan Bewick said the education and practical training offered at ECU has set her on a path to success.

“Throughout my nursing studies at ECU, I had the opportunity to connect with some amazing, like‑minded, driven and inspirational people,” Ms Bewick said.

“The practical component of my study allowed me to gain confidence in my clinical skills.”

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