The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. CATSINaM’s primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.
In 2015 the total number of nurses and midwives registered in Australia was 360,008. Of these 263,209 were registered as a registered nurse only, 59,429 were registered as an enrolled nurse only, and 3,591 were registered as a midwife only.
In 2015 there were 3,187 nurses and midwives employed in Australia who identified as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This represents 1.1% of all employed nurses and midwives who provided their Indigenous status.
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Are you aware of our latest policy statements? CATSINaM have recently released statements on:
- Birthing on Country
- Uniqueness of our workforce
- Methylamphetamine and other stimulants
You can download them here
Did you attend CATSIINaMs Cultural Safety Seminar in April 2016? You can read our report by clicking the link below or watch the recorded presentations by clicking onto our Vimeo
The 2017 CATSINaM National Professional Development Forum dates have been announced. It will be held on the Gold Coast from the 26th - 28th of September 2017.