Seminar to enhance health industry links

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Seminar to enhance health industry links


Published on 27 March 2014

A seminar on 23 April aims to enhance the links between health professionals across the region and staff and students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The Clinical Assessment Seminar, from 8.30am to 3.30pm at the University’s Sippy Downs campus, will include workshops for health industry partners who offer supervised placements to USC students as part of their degrees.

Funded by Health Workforce Australia (HWA) as an Australian Government initiative, the event will feature guest speakers Professor Tracy Levett-Jones of the University of Newcastle and Professor Amanda Henderson of the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Professor Levett-Jones has authored 10 books including ‘Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse’ and ‘Critical conversations for patient safety’.

Professor Henderson is Nursing Director, Education at the Brisbane hospital where she supervises education initiatives across a district of more than 5,000 nursing staff.

HWA Projects Manager at USC Bronwyn Doyle said seminar topics would include how to undertake clinical assessments of undergraduate nursing students and the Australian Nursing Standards Assessment Tool.

“Clinical placements enable USC students to put theory into practice and are pivotal components of our health programs,” Ms Doyle said.

“It is equally important that clinical staff are well-equipped for undertaking students’ assessments.”

Bookings close on 7 April. For details email

Julie Schomberg

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