Educating the future nursing workforce to meet the health needs of people with intellectual and developmental disability
An independent review of nursing preparation in Australia – Educating the Nurse of the Future was announced as a measure within the 2018/19 Federal Budget.
Led by Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, the Review is future focussed and will consider how the education and preparation of nurses in Australia will ensure the nursing workforce is well placed to meet the future needs of Australian communities and our health system.
PANDDA is the only Australian association representing the professional interests of nurses who work with and care for people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). The purpose of this submission is to makes a series of recommendations specific to the Review's Terms of Reference with respect to the: "educational preparation required for nurses to meet future health, aged care and disability needs of the Australian community including clinical training".