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Crossing continents as a nurse academic

Jacqueline Bloomfield says moving between London and Australia has helped her career progress
Jacqueline Bloomfield

Jacqueline Bloomfield says moving between London and Australia has helped her career progress

Although she had a highly successful career in the UK, five years ago nurse academic Jacqueline Bloomfield upped sticks and returned to Australia.

‘I loved working in the UK,’ says Dr Bloomfield, who is now director of international strategy at the University od Sydney’s nursing school. ‘But I’ve found there are more opportunities for career progression as a nurse academic in Australia.

‘Nursing education has been firmly established in the tertiary sector for longer here than in the UK, and I think nursing is more widely viewed as a profession. As a result, debates about whether nurses need degrees are not so prevalent.’

From study to specialist care

Born in Australia and with dual citizenship,

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