Take the leap from nursing to midwifery

What a month! Blacktown Hospital midwives show a tally of births in May.

If you’re a Western Sydney Local Health District nurse who would like to join the midwifery workforce – now is your chance.

Applications opened at 10am today for the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery (MidStart) 2020.

The 12 month postgraduate diploma is a career pathway allowing registered nurses to become registered midwives. It involves employment as a student midwife while studying a postgraduate midwifery diploma.

Entering the WSLHD midwifery team would no doubt be rewarding – the district has one of the fastest growing birth rates in NSW, with around 10,000 babies born every year.

The women’s health services are also growing as part of Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ expansion project which will complete this year, giving women the most modern facilities for birthing and maternity care.

WSLHD midwifery educator Roslyn Tobin encouraged registered nurses to apply.

“Midwifery is a very rewarding career,” Roslyn said.

“Working with women is inspiring. WSLHD offers great support for up and coming midwives.”

Applications are now open and will close at 10am on 20 June.

For more information about the diploma, visit https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/MidStART.aspx

For more information about WSLHD’s maternity facilities, clinical program and university partnerships, visit www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Education-Portal For more specific enquiries, email WSLHD-midstart@health.nsw.gov.au