Samantha (Sam) Edwards is a Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC. Sam joined USC in 2008, after working as a Registered Nurse and Midwife for over 25 years in a variety of diverse clinical settings including child health, midwifery, breast cancer, rural nursing and operating theatre.
Sam’s interest in Nursing curriculum and the student experience led to her undertaking a PhD to explore the student engagement in an entry to practice nursing degree, employing a critical realist lens.
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
- Australian College of Nursing
- USC Advancing Quality Teaching award 2013
- USC Advancing the Student Experience award 2015
|Students as co-creators of simulation curriculum in undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes||Edwards, S., Rowe, J., Barnes, M., Anderson, P., Johnson-Cash, J||USC Exploratory Learning & Teaching Grant, A$10,000||2013|
- Nursing curriculum
- Student engagement
- Clinical breast examination
- Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery program
- Research Foundations
- Leadership in Clinical Practice
Sam Edward's specialist areas of expertise includes nursing, child health, family caring, clinical breast examination and breast cancer.