Sydney (Fides Service) - Sidney’s newest University Notre Dame and St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney have entered a partnership to offer a joint nursing degree from 2006. Notre Dame’s executive director Peter Glasson welcomed the agreement and said the values of the university are closely aligned to those of the health centre. The new nurses may be employed in one of many Catholic healthcare centres or in third sector organisations with projects of cooperation in basic healthcare The student nurses, the degree will offer 30 undergraduate positions, half the total number of nursing positions offered in the University’s foundation year, will be housed in their own purpose built faculty.
The new course will start in February 2006 and will offer technical-scientific training as well as human and moral formation on medical ethics and the mission of persons who care for the sick.
Notre Dame will soon have another building St Benedict co-funded by the archdiocese and the government. The university proposes quality education with an important moral content.
(PA) (Agenzia Fides 13/10/2005 righe 24 parole 244)