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The QUT School of Nursing and the Metro North Health Nursing and Midwifery Academy has been established to achieve the highest standard of care for the community and enable innovation in practice through education and research.

The Academy is characterised by shared governance, collaborative activities, seamless integration, and mutual benefits which ultimately optimises health service delivery and health outcomes for the Metro North Health community.

View the Academy's action plan (PDF file, 1.0 MB)

View the Academy Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference (PDF file, 1.0 MB)


We are transforming healthcare through excellence and innovation in nursing and midwifery.


We aim to optimise the health and wellbeing of our community by promoting and sustaining academic-service partnerships in nursing and midwifery which enable excellence and innovation in practice.


  • Building a sustainable, professional, and capable nursing and midwifery workforce.
  • Undertaking collaborative and integrated teaching, learning and research activities.
  • Promoting excellence in professional practice through mentoring and career development opportunities.
  • Increasing participation in lifelong learning activities and postgraduate educational programs.
  • Increasing adjunct and conjoint appointments.
  • Strengthening the profile of QUT and Metro North Health as global leaders in nursing and midwifery practice, research, and education.


To apply for membership of the QUT and Metro North Health Nursing and Midwifery Academy, download and fill out the membership application form (PDF file, 106.4 KB), and send the form with supporting documentation to

View the Academy's membership criteria (PDF file, 279.0 KB)

Nursing and midwifery research internships

The QUT-Metro North Nursing Research Internships build collaborative partnerships between frontline clinicians with great ideas for service improvement and expert nurse researchers who coach and mentor interns over a 12-month scholarship.

The scheme supports professional development and career progression for clinical nurses, offering a pathway to PhD study. Collaborative clinical research benefits patient, team and organisational outcomes by facilitating workplace learning, development and improvement. Ultimately, the internships are enabling research capacity and culture across the health service.


Research internships help Brisbane nurses improve patient care

Five Brisbane nurses have combined frontline work with gaining new research skills at QUT, thanks to a new internship program run by QUT and Metro North Health.

New Nursing and Midwifery Academy launched

New Nursing and Midwifery Academy launched

On 2 September 2021, the QUT and Metro North Health Nursing and Midwifery Academy was launched.

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