Leone Hinton has been appointed as CQUniversity's new Dean of School, Nursing and Midwifery.
Leone Hinton has been appointed as CQUniversity's new Dean of School, Nursing and Midwifery. Contributed

Professor pleased to return to role in nursing education

WITH her recent appointment as the new dean of the CQUniversity School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Leone Hinton's career has come full circle.

The former nurse was one of the first educators involved in the nursing degree, which was introduced to the university in 1990.

Before that, Professor Hinton said she trained at the Rockhampton Hospital as a nurse, later working at the Mater and the Hillcrest hospitals.

"I love how you can assist and support people through their lives, from birth to death," she said.

"I'm particularly passionate about consumer health."

Prof Hinton is a member of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Board and also has a Doctor of Professional Studies, Master of Education and a Graduate Diploma of Education.

Prior to her appointment as dean, she spent five years as the university's director of corporate strategy and planning.

She said it was "refreshing" to re-join the nursing school team and get back into the student learning journey.

She said she would work on developing the mental health and midwifery post-graduate programs further, as well as the Centre for Professional Health Education.

SCHOOL OF NURSING

  • First graduates from Rockhampton campus in 1992
  • Now, there are some 2000 students across four campuses


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