The ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (CNMO) is the professional leader for the nursing and midwifery professions in the ACT.
The CNMO is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the primary, community and tertiary services delivered by nurses and midwives and the ongoing development of the professions across the Territory. They represent the ACT on the Australian and New Zealand Council of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers.
Acting ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Catherine is the current acting ACT Chief Nursing Midwifery Officer. Her substantive role is coordinating the implementation of nurse and midwife to patient ratios project across the ACT.
Catherine has over 26 years experience in nursing, demonstrating diversity in her nursing career from novice nurse, nurse education, clinical nurse management, health infrastructure planning, university lecturing, projects, policy, governance and government business. She has 3 teenage children and aspires to continually contribute to the nursing and midwifery profession.
As with every career there have been challenges – and in these moments Catherine has developed the most. Her interest in workforce, workplace processes and legislation have led her to study a Bachelor of Law and continually reflect on the concept of authentic people centred care, and workplace joy.