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The Road to Nursing


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Part I. Beginning: 1. The journey begins Nick Arnott, Penelope Paliadelis and Mary Cruickshank; 2. Awakening and engaging in your learning Judith Lyons; 3. Contemporary nursing education Nick Arnott, Carolyn King, Patricia Bromley and Kylie Hoffman; 4. Preparing for success Lolita Wikander and Judith Lyons; Part II. Becoming: 5. The heart of nursing Melanie Eslick, Lolita Wikander, Nick Arnott and Danielle Williams; 6. Philosophical underpinnings Nick Arnott, Kerry Howells and Suzanne Bliss; 7. The history and evolving image of nursing Mary Cruickshank, Penelope Paliadelis, Swapnali Gazula and Margaret McAllister; 8. Thinking like a nurse Joanne Porter, Alicia J. Perkins, Judith Lyons and Shireen Sewgolam; 9. Health and healthcare in Australia Diana Guzys and Kathleen Tori; 10. Understanding self and others Nick Arnott, Penelope Paliadelis, Mary Cruickshank and Danielle Williams; 11. Foundations of nursing practice Rhian Cramer, Nicole Coombs, Judith Lyons and Jeong-ah Kim; 12. Nursing as a profession Judith Lyons and Suzanne Bliss; 13. Professional experience placements Nick Arnott, Melanie Eslick and Maryanne Podham; Part III. Being: 14. Being a safe and ethical practitioner Gina Mata, Joyce Hendricks and Elisabeth Jacob; 15. Being a member of an interprofessional team David Stanley and Karen Stanley; 16. Empowering our profession Nick Arnott, Kylie Ward and Melanie Eslick; 17. Preparing for the transition to registered nursing practice Jacqueline Lea; 18. Conclusion: what now? Where to from here? Penelope Paliadelis.

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Nick Arnott is a lecturer in nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania. In a career spanning almost thirty years, he has held clinical, policy and executive roles in acute care, community and primary healthcare, disability support, and international health and development. Since moving into academia in 2009, Nick has maintained a research interest in nursing education, gratitude and the health of vulnerable and marginalised population groups, but his main passion is teaching and the opportunity to mentor and empower the next generation of nurses. Penny Paliadelis has recently retired from the position of Executive Dean, Faculty of Health at Federation University, Australia. Prior to that, Penny was at the University of New England, where she held a variety of leadership roles. Penny's discipline background is nursing and she worked in aged care, coronary and intensive care settings in large metropolitan hospitals as well as in generalist rural hospitals before moving into an academic role in the 1990s. In her academic career, she has led the development of high-quality, innovative, accredited health curricula across a number of health disciplines, many using engaging online pedagogies. Penny's research focus is primarily building leadership roles in health and particularly in the nursing profession, and she has conducted a number of funded projects to develop collaborative interprofessional health education using digital storytelling approaches, always with a focus on workforce capacity-building. Mary Cruickshank is Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare at the Federation University, Australia and an Adjunct Professor at Naresuan University, Thailand, where she teaches research methodologies and supervises Master's and Ph.D. students in the College of Health Systems Management. Mary has published widely, both internationally and nationally, and she has conducted numerous research projects on rural health topics, health education, evidence-based practice, and organisational and workplace culture.

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