Samantha (Sam) Edwards - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Samantha (Sam) Edwards

MNursStudies James Cook, GradDipMid C.Qld., GradCertChildYouth&FamilyHealth NSW College of Nursing, BNursSc James Cook,  CertNurs Royal Brisbane Hospital, RN, RM.

  • Lecturer, Nursing
+61 7 5456 5479
Office location
H1.3.22, Building H1, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Samantha (Sam) Edwards

Sam Edwards has an extensive clinical background as both a registered nurse and midwife having worked in both in Australia and the UK. She has worked in many diverse clinical areas including operating theatre, emergency, rural and remote health, breast cancer, child health and midwifery.

Sam commenced teaching at USC in 2008 and has worked in roles as a clinical facilitator, tutor, lecturer and course co-ordinator. Sam is also proud to be the academic member of the USC Nursing and Midwifery Student group, formed in 2012.

Sam is currently completing her PhD at USC, exploring the influences and impacts on student engagement in professional programs.

Research grants

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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

Research areas

  • student engagement
  • student experience
  • clinical breast examination

Teaching areas

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery program
  • Practice Foundations
  • Caring for Child Youth and Family
  • Research Foundations

Sam Edward's specialist areas of expertise includes nursing, child health, family caring, clinical breast examination and breast cancer.

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