Jessie Johnson-Cash - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Jessie Johnson-Cash

Master of Midwifery 2011

Since graduating from USC as a Registered Midwife, Jessie Johnson-Cash has dedicated herself to the advancement of the midwifery profession including the professional development of others. Currently a Nursing and Midwifery Lecturer at USC, Jessie started work as the Project Officer for Health Workforce Australia (HWA) in 2012 - a nationally funded project to increase student placement numbers. The USC Collaborative Clinic is one outcome as a result of HWA funding. Jessie was involved in the team that set up the nursing and midwifery placements at USC and was spokesperson in the promotion and advertising of the clinic in the local community.

Since 2013, Jessie has been the CONNECT Program Coordinator, a program created to support USC students to acquire continuity of care experiences as a requirement of their studies. Jessie is responsible for coordinating every CONNECT relationship between women from the local community and USC students. To date, over a thousand women have benefited from having a midwifery student accompany them through their childbearing journey.

Jessie has received high scores in the student feedback surveys and has received two nominations for USC Advancing the Student Experience, and further nominations from staff peers and students in the Advance Awards. She is currently studying for a Doctor of Philosophy at USC.

Jessie also consults to the private midwifery education company CAPERS, and has developed and presented a series of workshops for registered midwives.