Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009
Other speakers will shortly be included once information is received
Pamela R. Jeffries DNS, RN, FAAN, ANEF is an associate professor and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Indiana University School of Nursing. Dr. Jeffries was appointed project director for National League for Nursing simulation research study where she and the project coordinators developed a simulation framework to guide educators in the development, implementation, and evaluation of using simulation pedagogy and conducted a multi-site, multi-method study in 8 nursing schools across the nation. Currently, Jeffries is serving as the project director for the second NLN grant where she is facilitating the development and testing of 9 Web-based modules for educators to learn how to develop and implement simulations in nursing education. In addition, Jeffries has received grant funding from HRSA (2007-2012), the American Heart Association (2008), the National Council of State Board of Nursing (2006-2008), and the Fairbanks Foundation (2007-2010) with all having an educational or research focus on simulations in nursing education. Other research interests include investigating learning outcomes associated with online teaching and learning, innovative teaching strategies and models, and the use of technology in nursing education.
Lesley Salem Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
I am a descendant of the Wonnarua Nation in NSW, married, mother of four, a Nurse Practitioner/High Dependency with specialty in Renal Medicine, Dialysis, Transplant and Apheresis with Hunter New England Health and recently worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for Aboriginal Health (Heath Service Performance Improvement NSW Health) to develop chronic disease management education for Aboriginal health workers and improve strategies for chronic disease management between primary and tertiary health services.
My qualifications include a Hospital Certificate in Nephrology and Transplant, post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science-Apheresis, a Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science and currently undertaking a Masters in Nursing Science/research.
During my 28 years of nursing, 26 have been dedicated to Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, advanced practice in Apheresis. Always through my work is a strong dedication the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Not only have I worked in a capacity of advanced practice, I have conducted and contributed to research, completed Human Islet Isolation Techniques training and gained accreditation as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner.
I am now employed to help clinically manage the 300+ patients of the community dialysis Centres of Wansey Centre at Charlestown, Maitland, Singleton, Muswellbrook and Taree as well as the Home Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis patient populations in the 31,000 sq Km in the lower Hunter New England Area Health Service.
Associate Professor Cheryle Moss
Cheryle Moss is Associate Professor in Nursing, at Victoria University of Wellington. Cheryle has particular interests in how nurses and other health professionals learn and progress their practice in the context of workplace environments. These interests are informed by practice development and culture of learning theories, research and practices. Cheryle’s writing and research have pursued ideas about the development of clinical pedagogies, facilitating cultures of learning and development in the workplace, and the construction of graduate pedagogies to support practice inquiry and development.
Patrea Andersen, Associate Director, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Waiariki Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Patrea Andersen is the Associate Director of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua New Zealand. Her experience as a Nurse Educator spans 23years. During this time Patrea has primarily been involved in undergraduate nursing education and has held a number of positions, including teaching and management. Patrea is passionate about nursing education and has a special interest in the assessment of practice competence. This has been a focus for her resent research and doctoral study.
Chief Executive of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
Geoff is a director on the Board of Accuro, a not-for-profit mutual benefits society that provides health insurance to health sector employees and their families.
Geoff is also a director on the board of BGI, a social agency running a range of intervention programmes for at risk youth and their families.
Professor Debbie Tolson PhD MSc BSc (Hons) RGN is Head of Research within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Where, in her role as Professor of Gerontological Nursing, she leads the Gerontological Research Programme and Directs the Scottish Centre for Evidence Care of Older People; A Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute. She is a member of the International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, and Global Advisory Council for the biennium 2007-2009. In 2007, she received the award ‘Best of Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing’ for the innovative Scottish Gerontological Nursing Demonstration Research Project, which pioneered social participatory learning approaches to promoting evidence based care with older people and nurses. Her teaching responsibilities focus on post graduate research student supervisions majoring on those completing PhDs in areas related to the health care of older people and family carers. Her current, portfolio of externally funded research projects exemplifies her passion for working with older people and for promoting an enriched learning experience in which individuals and care can flourish.