I have been a registered nurse for over ten years, graduating from a Bachelor Degree in Nursing in 2006. I have worked in a variety of settings starting at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, then moving back closer to home at The Wollongong Hospital. I commenced my Master in Nursing soon after completing my Bachelor degree and this is where my passion for teaching commenced. During my studies, I became aware of the staggeringly low retention rates of new graduate nurses and became concerned for the future of the profession.
I commenced working at the University of Wollongong as a Lecturer in the School of Nursing in January 2019 on a full time basis. During this time I have taught both online and on campus subjects in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. I have carried out subject coordination for SNPG962 Clinical judgement and decision making, SNUG107 Primary Health Care and SNUG202 Evidence based practice. I have also taught into SNPG925 Effective leadership in health.
I believe it is essential to empower students to become confidant and capable members of the nursing workforce, hence this is my overall objective in teaching within the nursing school. As nursing is a continuingly evolving profession, it is vital for students to develop a critical mind and appreciation for continued education. With this in mind I strive to deliver relevant and practical content in a way that is engaging for both online and face to face classes.