taraA placement to remember – Recollection by Tara Keenan
Through my placement, I was offered the opportunity to observe a range of procedures and also to follow an individual patient journey right through from admission to recovery. I witnessed first-hand the complexities that arise from providing care in country areas, such as the challenge of being able to alleviate potential risks following major surgeries, which will likely influence the decision to perform them at all. Read more

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Following the review of applications, we are pleased to announce that Dr Philippa Rasmussen has been awarded the 2016 Eleanor Harrald Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Philippa will use the award and related funding to continue building from her PhD research, studying the concept of professional identity and the development and application of tacit knowledge within nursing practice. This research will contribute to the ‘Professional Practice’ theme of research within the School of Nursing.

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Call for Abstracts

A one-day research symposium to celebrate international Nurses and Midwives Week will be held on Thursday 12 May 2016. The annual symposium is jointly offered through the Nursing and Midwifery Office of SA Health and the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery from the University of South Australia, Flinders University and University of Adelaide. The aim of the symposium is to showcase the diversity and quality of research that is being undertaken by nurses and midwives in South Australia.

Abstract submissions are now invited from academics, clinicians and research students who are interested in providing a short oral presentation about their research. It is important that this research, which may be completed or still in progress, should have relevance to nursing or midwifery clinical practice. Deadline: Sunday 14 February 2016

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The Ageing & Living Well Think Tank Innovation Collaborative (ALWTTIC) held on 9-11 November was a resounding success. The aim of the Think Tank was to collaboratively develop innovative solutions to complex problems impacting healthy ageing policy and practice on topics such as finance; technology; lifestyle; healthcare informatics; medicine, gender and ageing; careers and work; […]

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Once again, the School of Nursing is delighted with another ERA score of 5. Maintaining this score, confirms Nursing’s commitment to improving care and patient outcomes through high quality research. Professor Alison Kitson would like to acknowledge all the amazing work of the School’s esteemed researchers and staff.

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Have you just completed a Masters degree and interested in undertaking a PhD? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the PhD Scholarship focusing on Knowledge Translation (KT). Apply now! More information.

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Diana Pluker, recent recipient of the HESTA Conference Scholarship shares her experience: I was able to attend a SAPNA Peri-operative conference, titled ‘Its all about the Team’, in September 2015 with some monetary support through the Hesta scholarship. Being in the country travelling to attend additional professional development,such as a conference can be expensive and […]

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HESTA is an industry super fund with more than 800,000 members and $32 billion in assets. HESTA began in 1987 as a sector-specific super fund serving people working in health and community services. HESTA has achieved organic year-on-year growth to become one of Australia’s largest industry funds, operating offices in each state and territory. More […]

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) has released its Gender Equality Action Plan for 2015–16, highlighting actions it will take in the coming months to improve awareness and information about gender equality in research. The ARC has also released its Gender Equality in Research Statement—a statement of support and expectations for gender equality. The ARC acknowledges […]

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Following on from the success of the May picnic in the park, another get together with international Master of Nursing Science students was held at Bonython Park on Sunday 15 November. Badminton was again a feature, as well as Masterclass sessions on Frisbee throwing (thank you Tim!) and a friendly football match with other park-goers […]

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