Nursing Now Campaign – Professor Emerita Jill White

Nursing Now Campaign – Professor Emerita Jill White
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Professor White is a Professor Emerita of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney and the Faculty of Health University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. Jill is now an independent consultant in the areas of health education, regulation and policy.

Professor White’s distinguished career has seen her at the frontiers of major change in nursing education, policy and regulation, with her work having had a significant impact at state, national and international levels. In 2011, she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia Medal (AM) in the Australia Day Honours list for services to nursing and midwifery.

Professor White was the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney from 2008-2015. Prior to this she was Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health at the University of Technology, Sydney 1997-2008.

Professor White helped develop one of the first university nursing programs in Australia and chaired Australia’s largest health professional regulatory body. She was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, which helps to protect the health and safety of the Australian community by establishing high-quality standards of nursing and midwifery education, training and assessment.

In 2015 Jill received a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, researching how nursing might have a greater influence on health policy.

In 2017 Jill was seconded to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as Associate Director (Global Education) where she headed the review, refreshment and development of ICN education programmes.

Jill has undertaken work in many countries, notably assisting with the development of Midwifery and Nursing programmes in Vietnam, the Non-Communicable Diseases programme in Tonga and educational developments in Indonesia and India.

Professor White officially retired in March 2018 from the University of Sydney where she had been Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. She has been awarded the prestigious life-time title Professor Emerita in recognition of her contributions.

Currently Jill is the Western Pacific Region nursing representative on the Board of the Nursing Now Campaign.

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