Nursing and Midwifery Office

The Nursing and Midwifery Office (NMO), led by the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer Ms Jennifer Hurley, sets the strategic direction of the nursing and midwifery professions in South Australia.

The NMO achieves this through engagement, partnership and collaboration with more than 33,000 South Australian nurses and midwives who work across the private and public sectors, the education sector, and other health care-related industries. Consumers and other key stakeholders also play a vital role in informing the work of the NMO.

The Nursing and Midwifery Office is a part of the System Leadership and Design group and works in an inter-professional collaborative model with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Allied and Scientific Health Advisor's Office, all members of the Clinical Collaborative.

The Nursing and Midwifery Office is committed to the values of SA Health and supports the embedding of health reform priorities, culture, best practice and the provision of professional nursing and midwifery leadership.

The Nursing and Midwifery Office oversees the provision of professional nursing and midwifery advice and influences the development of the nursing and midwifery professions within South Australia.

Registered Nurse/Midwife Renewal Program

SA Health’s Registered Nurse/Midwife Renewal Program is a significant initiative designed to rejuvenate the nursing/midwifery workforce and address intergenerational change by creating an incentive opportunity for nurses/midwives to leave their jobs earlier than may otherwise have been the case, and for graduates (Registered Nurses/Midwives Level 1, Year 1) and early career nurses/midwives (Registered Nurses/Midwives Level 1, Year 2) to join the SA Health workforce as ongoing employees.

Applications are now open for the second round of the recruitment phase. Detailed eligibility criteria and key dates can be found on the Registered Nurse/Midwife Renewal Program page.

A Unique & Vital Contribution – Nursing Model of Care South Australia

The Nursing Model of Care South Australia (PDF 201KB) is a principles and evidence based model that provides a framework and reference to guide and inform the design and development of any nursing model of care in South Australia. It is a first for South Australia, enabling consistency in outcomes and allowing nurses and the community to understand the value, expectations and impact of the nursing profession within the healthcare team/service. The Model (hyperlink) provides a consistent structure for use by those working in, developing, managing and evaluating health services, allowing for customisation in complexity and variability of health population needs and practice settings. The Nursing Model of Care aligns to and is influenced by the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019-2022.

Mental Health Nursing Workforce Strategy 2020-2030  

The Mental Health Nursing Workforce Strategy 2020-2030 provides a vision for the delivery of compassionate, capable and committed mental health nursing care across all areas of our community.  It addresses key elements that are central to building a sustainable mental health nursing workforce; including building workforce knowledge and capacity through skilful leadership and contemporary education approaches. The Strategy aligns to the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Direction of Workforce Agility.

Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019  2022

The Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions 2019 - 2022 are the current and future priorities and directions for nursing and midwifery in South Australia. To learn more about the strategic directions and view the 4 promotional video’s supporting their application please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions page.


Enabling Professionalism

Connecting Care

Workforce Agility

Research and Innovation

Our values

  • Generosity
  • Empathy
  • Intergrity

Contact details

For further information please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Office phone (08) 8226 0749.

For all TPPP application enquiries please refer to the SA Health Careers website or email