Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Experiential learning driving community based nursing curriculum

Lindsay  Smith

Dr Lindsay Smith

qualifications: MNS

position: Lecturer


Research Interests:

I undertake clinical nursing research and applied health research in the community, child, adolescent and family health areas. Past research projects have been completed in the following areas:

• Child and youth health

• Family health and family strengths

• Rural and community health

• Paediatric nursing

• University Teaching and Learning.

I completed my PhD at the Quality of Life and Social Justice Research Centre, Australian Catholic University.

Academic Summary:

I commenced my academic career at the University of Technology, Sydney. I then moved to the School of Clinical Sciences at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW where I coordinated the Child Health stream. I commenced at the School of Nursing & Midwifery Launceston, Tasmania, in 2000 and coordinated a curriculum development project which resulted in the SNM offering the first fully online unit at UTas.

My current teaching includes strengths-based nursing, family nursing, community nursing and supervision of Higher Degree research and BN(Honours) students.

Clinical Nursing Summary:

I commenced my nursing career in 1984 in Sydney, NSW. During my career I have held clinical positions in medical/surgical units, cardio-thoracic units and community nursing in both metropolitan and rural areas. I was the Cardiac rehabilitation coordinator, Mt Wilga Community program and for awhile I nursed in the Royal Alexander Children's Hospital, Sydney.

Heather  Emmett

Heather Emmett

qualifications: MPH

position: Lecturer

michelle   woods

Michelle Woods

qualifications: PhD

position: Lecturer


Michelle is currently the coordinator and lecturer of Community and Rural Nursing Practice. Michelle completed her Doctorate of Nursing and Master of Science Nursing with an emphasis in adult primary health care from the University of Colorado. Research initiatives reflecting this interest has been in the utilisation of qualitative methodology - participator inquiry and outcomes based research. Michelle's clinical background is as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health, Diabetes Educator, Coronary Care and Emergency Nurse.

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