The University of Notre Dame Australia has recently announced a new Dean of Nursing and Midwifery at its Fremantle Campus.
Professor Karen Clark-Burg was officially appointed Dean having previously served as Acting Dean of the School.
Having joined Notre Dame in 2006, Professor Karen Clark-Burg has served in several senior leadership positions, with extensive experience including the development of curriculum for accreditation at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Professor Selma Alliex, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the Fremantle Campus said Professor Clark-Burg’s appointment will be of great benefit to the community.
“Karen is a rare talent with an enormous passion for nursing and nursing education,” Prof Alliex said.
“She offers a wealth of experience to our students and to the wider nursing community, both locally and internationally.”
Prior to joining Notre Dame, Prof Clark-Burg worked in private and public hospitals as a perioperative registered nurse, holding both clinical and non-clinical roles within the health care sector.
Throughout her nursing career she has led innovative practice in nursing education and in nursing leadership and management and is formally qualified with a Master of Business Administration (Executive).
Having been actively involved in global nursing policy work from 2016 when she was selected as one of 26 nurses worldwide to participate in the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) program in Geneva, she is GNLI scholar and continues to work with the International Council of Nursing on collaborative projects with the World Health Organisation as part of the alumni network.
She also has extensive experience in nursing regulation and accreditation locally, having served on the WA Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the National Registered Nurse Accreditation Committee.
Prof Clark-Burg remains actively involved with the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) and the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) where she is involved in developing policies and standards for perioperative nursing and nursing leadership.