@ Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer
Jennifer Hurley is the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer of South Australia.
Jenny’s working career is diverse, commencing her career in her hometown of Broken Hill then continuing her professional journey in paediatric education at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and midwifery education at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Adelaide.
Jenny has worked in a range of settings interstate, internationally and in regional Australia. Prior to joining SA Health, Jenny was responsible for clinical, operational and financial leadership for nursing and midwifery services across administration, nursing informatics, perioperative services, medicine and surgical services.
Throughout Jenny’s leadership career she has been a passionate advocate for nurses and midwives. She is a visionary leader continually and passionately working to enhance the role, value and profile of nurses and midwives in all settings. She is driven to progress and empower the professions of nursing and midwifery as a system influencer.
Jenny’s academic career has included certificates in Midwifery and Paediatric Nursing, graduate diploma in High Dependency and Ambulatory Care Nursing and a Master of Health Administration.
Jenny models honesty, integrity, commitment and passion for her work. Jenny continually supports lifelong learning and promoting rewarding careers and the value that nurses and midwives bring to the health system.