Profiles And Contributions To This Article

An innovative model improving success at university for regional Australians suffering educational and social disadvantage

Heather  Latham

Heather Latham

qualifications: MNsg

contribution: original concept, designed the project, supervised data collection, wrote the first draft, devised survey tool

position: Undergraduate course manager


I am an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University. I have many years experience teaching nursing in the tertiary sector where I have had the opportunity to teach students studying nursing by distance education.I was recognised by the Centre for Enhancing Learning and Teaching at Charles Sturt University as a 2008 Teaching Leader. More recently my involvement has been in Course Coordination and curriculum development. My main research interest is exploring the needs of students from rural and remote areas particulary Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses who are studying the Bachelor of Nursing by distance education. In 2006 my colleagues and I received a Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching. The Citation recognised our work in facilitating access and success at University for rural and remote students entering the Bachelor of Nursing by distance education.

Margaret  Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton

qualifications: ME

contribution: literature review, collected data, contributed to drafts

position: Business development officer


Regional NSW Recruitment and orientation of Aboriginal and remote area nursing students to the distance education learning environment. Community capacity building/ building social capital

Jan  Manners

Jan Manners

qualifications: GradDipEdn

contribution: collected data, contributed to drafts

position: Learning and teaching advisor

Judith  Anderson

Judith Anderson

qualifications: MHlthSci(Nsg)

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Research assistant


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