Associate Professor Patrea Andersen

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Associate Professor Patrea Andersen

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Teaching areas

  • Simulation in Practice Education
  • Professional Internship
  • HDR Supervision

Research areas

  • simulation and visualisation
  • teaching and learning
  • competency assessment
  • reflective practice

Profile

Associate Professor Patrea Andersen has extensive academic experience in Nursing Education. As Associate Professor for Nursing and Academic Director for Simulation and Visualisation for the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Patrea’s primary focus is on simulation development and curricula integration. Her research interests include clinical education, simulation (including visualisation and game-based simulation, AR and VR applications), patient safety, professional competence and issues impacting on the preparation and development of health professionals. Her success is evidenced in collaborative research grants totalling $1,768,101, publications, 16 keynote presentations and 33 referred conference presentations. Patrea was the recipient of an OLT citation for leadership in simulation in 2015. She holds a number of governance roles. She is Portfolio Leader for Simulation and Practice Learning for Undergraduate Programmes for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC, chair of national simulation education collective InSPIRE and The Australian chair for SimGHOSTS Australia.

Community engagement

  • Innovation in Simulation Pedagogy Implementation Research and Evaluation (InSPIRE) National Simulation Collective - Chair

  • SimGHOSTS - Australian Chair

  • Advisory Group, Sunshine Coast Health Service - Member

  • Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital, Consumer Advisory group - Member

  • Wide Bay TAFE Diploma in Nursing Advisory Committee - Member

Professional memberships

  • ANMC/AHPRA Registered Nurse Australia

  • Member APMSH

  • Reviewer Journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing

  • Reviewer Journal of Research in Nursing

  • Reviewer Studies in Continuing Education Journal

  • Reviewer Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice

  • Nurse Education in Practice International Journal Review Panel

  • Reviewer of the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education

Awards

  • 2015 - National Office of Learning and Teaching (Ministry of Education) – Citation for Sustained leadership in the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative simulation pedagogy that enhances student engagement and learning in the nursing and health disciplines. Recognition of outstanding contribution to student learning. National Teaching Excellence Award. Brisbane 23 September.
  • 2007 - Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards. Nomination employee of the year, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, NZ

  • 2006 - Recipient Waiariki Institute of Technology Research Excellence Award

Book chapters/ publications

  • Andersen, P., Blakey, N., deLange, J., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., Livesay, K., & Stow, J. (2016, June). vSim for Nursing Medical-Surgical: Australia and New Zealand Edition. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Andersen, P., Blakey, N., deLange, J., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., Livesay, K., & Stow, J. (2016, June). vSim for Nursing Fundamentals: Australia and New Zealand Edition. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Andersen, P., Horton, E., & Clarke, K. (2017). Improving health and safety in aged care using game based simulation. Australian nursing and Midwifery Journal, 24 (7), p. 35
  • Budd, N., Andersen, P., & Harrison, P. (2017). Enhancing student nurse preparation for paediatric practice. The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal,24 (7), p.32.
  • Clarke, K., Andersen, P., & Loth, J. (2017). Immersive mental health simulation helps students with challenging conversations. The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal,24 (9),36.
  • Andersen, P., Horton, E., & Clarke, K. (2017). Game based simulation: Improving health and safety in aged care, The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, 24(7), p35.
  • Loth, J., Penton, J., & Andersen, P. (2016). Acting 4 Health: A complimentary curricular approach for drama and healthcare studies. Journal of Applied Theatre Research, 4(3), 255-268.
  • Andersen, P., O’Brien, S. Cox. K., Watson, K. (2016). Simulated Hand for Blood Glucose Monitoring. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(11), 504-510
  • Harrison, P. & Andersen, P. (2016). Simulation: Preparation of Bachelor of Nursing students for aged care practice. The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal,23(7), 51.

 Speaking engagements

  • 2016 - Andersen, P. Simulation: Translating exposure into learning. OzVis Conference. University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Australia
  • 2016 - Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Levett- Jones, T., Kelly, M., & Howes, P. (2016). Debriefing. Simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Sydney.
  • 2016 - Andersen, P. (2016). Snaps shots of simulation pedagogy in New Zealand and Australia. Robert Morris University. Pittsburgh, USA. April
  • 2016 - Andersen, P. (2016). Nursing in Australia and New Zealand. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, USA. April
  • 2016 - Andersen, P., (2016). An alternative to manikins: Training actors for simulated patient roles in health care simulation. International Conference on Simulation-Based Teaching in Health Care. Fooyin University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 21-22 April
  • 2016 - Andersen, P., (2016). Simulation approaches in Australia and New Zealand: Snapshots of simulation pedagogy. International Conference on Simulation-Based Teaching in Health Care. Fooyin University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 21-22 April
  • 2015 - Andersen, P., Kelly, M., Levett-Jones, T., Reid-Searl, K., & Hawes, P. (2015). Transforming paper based case studies to simulation Facilitation simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Gold Coast, 29 May.
  • 2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). Simulation: Researching the gap between learning and practice. Key note address. University Research Week. University of the Sunshine Coast.
  • 2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). Clinical Simulation in Australia and New Zealand. Key Note address. International Conference on Nursing Simulation. Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University Seoul, Republic of Korea. 23 May.
  • 2014 - Andersen, P. (2014). The Pedagogy of Simulation. Key note address. International Conference on Nursing Simulation. Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University Seoul, Republic of Korea. 23 May.
  • 2013 - Andersen, P. (2013). University of the Sunshine Coast Opening address staff response – Visions of the future. Learning & Teaching conference. University of the Sunshine Coast. 27 August.
  • 2013 - Guinea, S. & Andersen, P. (2013). Exploring the relationship between Technology and pedagogy. Technology Enhanced learning in Health: Redesigning teaching & assessment in the digital era. Melbourne, Australia,(30 April).
  • 2012 - Andersen, P. & Guinea, S. (2012). NLN Scenarios. Facilitation simulation Workshops Laerdal SUN Meeting Gold Coast

Referred conference presentations

  • 2017 - Clarke, KA & Andersen, P (2017) Using immersive mental health simulation to facilitate learning across disciplines. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Levett-Jones, T., Reid-Searl, K., Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Dwyer, T. (2017). Tag team patient safety simulation workshop: Addressing patient safety by building student confidence and resilience. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Andersen, P. & Mancini, M. (2017). Assessing competency in nursing: A roundtable discussion for best ideas and potential solutions. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Andersen, P., Downer, T., Spencer, A. & Wilcox, K. (2017). Using video simulation to enhance safety and improve quality health outcomes. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Andersen, P., Horton, E., & Clarke, KA (2017). Safe environments: A serious game transforming competency based health and safety simulation training. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Andersen, P., Coverdale, S., Kelly, M., Forester, S. (2017). Facilitating inter-professional learning and teamwork in simulation using two tiered debriefing. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Andersen, P., Harrison, P. & Budd, N. (2017). Performing and dramaturgy: Managing safety for children working as simulated patients in simulation. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Clarke, KA., Andersen, & P. Loth, J. (2017). Using simulation video to facilitate learning and assessment in mental health. 7th International Clinical Skills Conference. Prato, Italy, 21-24th May
  • 2017 - Smith, A., Andersen, P., Cleary, M. (2016). Standardised of guidelines for clinical placement of undergraduate students to reduce confusion. Paramedic Australasia International Conference, Auckland NZ, 18-19 Nov
  • 2017 - Kardong-Edgren, S., Andersen, P. & Mancini, M. (2016). Nursing competency: A universal problem and potential solutions. Pre conference workshop. Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2016. Singapore 15-17 Nov
  • 2017 - O’Rourke, M., Andersen, P., & Linegar, D. (2016) Analytics: More than just a game. Australasian Simulation Congress 27 September.
  • 2017 - Budd, N., Andersen, P. & Harrison, P. (2016). Engaging child actors as simulated patients within Nursing & Midwifery higher education USC Learning and Teaching Seminar Series. University of the Sunshine Coast. October
  • 2017 - Budd, N., Andersen, P. & Harrison, P. (2016). Engaging child actors as simulated patients within nursing and midwifery higher education. Australasian Simulation Congress2016. Melbourne Australia, 27-29 September
  • 2017 - Andersen, P. (2016). Introduction to the fundamentals of debriefing: Models and practice. USC Sessional Development Seminar. USC 12 March

 Research grants

Project name Investigators

Funding body

Year
Evaluation of the efficacy of using 3D visualization technology to enhance learning drug therapy Hanson, J., Andersen, P. & Broadbent, M.   2016-2017
An evaluation of the efficacy of using serious games to teach environmental safety in community care Andersen, P., Horton, E., Clarke, K.   2016-2017
CARDs Kardong-Edgren, S., Miller, C., Andersen, P & Walsh, K.   2016-2017
‘Following Ruby’: Using patient safety simulation to improve quality health outcomes. Collaborative project USC and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Buderim Andersen, P., Downer, T., Spencer, A., & Willcocks, K.   2016-2017
Preparing undergraduates for the workforce in the context of patient safety through innovation in simulation. Reid-Searl, K., Levett-Jones, T., Andersen, P., Guinea, S., Heaton, L. & Dwyer, T.

Department of Education and Training A$3000,000

2015 →
Using simulation to facilitate IPL and teamwork. Collaboration with Sunshine Coast Health Service Andersen, P., Coverdale, S., Kelly, M. & Forster, S. Wish List A$19,993 2015 →
Acting for Health with Children: the development of processes for the training and employment of child actors as ‘simulated patients’ within Nursing & Midwifery higher education. Budd, N., Andersen, P., Harrison, P. University of the Sunshine Coast Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000 2015 →
Development, implementation and evaluation of a dedicated education unit across aged care settings in the Sunshine Coast region Barnes, M., Andersen, P., Wallis, M., Murray, D., Oakley, M., Collins, M., Watson, K. Queensland Regional Training Network (QRNT) A$24,514 2015
An evaluation of online simulation/ laboratory orientation. University of the Sunshine Coast Andersen, P., O’Brien, S., Cox, K., & Watson, K.   2014
Students as co-creators of simulation curriculum in undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes Edwards, S., Barnes, M., Andersen, P., & Johnson-Cash, J. University of the Sunshine Coast Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000 2013-2015
The preparation of Drama students as ‘simulated patients’ for Learning Events within Nursing Midwifery and beyond Loath, J., Andersen, P. University of the Sunshine Coast Learning & Teaching Grant A$10,000 2013-2015
Enhancing Capacity for Quality Simulation. University of Wollongong. Andersen, P., Crookes, P., Brown, R., & Brown, A. Health Workforce Australia (FA 2011/132) A$732,542 2012-2013
Expanded Scopes of Practice Project – Evaluation Framework. Centre for Health Service Development. University of Wollongong. Thompson, C., Williams, K., Morris, D., Quinsey, K., Bird, S., Kobel, K., Andersen, P., Eckermann, S., Masso, M. Health Workforce Australia (FA CO42091033) A$1,035,468 2012-2014
Early intervention and action: Developing a simulated learning module to empower clinical educators. This project involved The Edith Cowan University, University of Wollongong, University of Sunshine Coast, Washington State University (USA). Churchouse, C., Andersen, P., McAllister, M., Kardong-Edgern, S., Miller, C. ECU Collaborative Research Grant A$15,000 2012
Identifying student engagement challenges. Faculty of Health Behavioural Science Data collection and initial analysis complete. Project completion/ publications anticipated Parrish, D., Walton, K., Andersen, P. & Bell, A SIPS Grant A$15,000 2011
Ward rounds: A collaborative, best practice model of interdisciplinary teaching for multidisciplinary practice. University of Wollongong Faculty Health Behavioural Science, Graduate School of Medicine and ISLHD Nursing Division. Tait, N., Walsh, K., Andersen, P., Brown, A., Mills, L., Gaetani, P. & Jones, A. ISLHD Nursing Division A$41,000 2011
       
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