Associate Lecturer Clinical Education Specialist
RN, BN UWS DipNursing MN UTS
Charmaine is a registered nurse, whose post-registration experience has been primarily in critical care, working in the post-anaesthetic recovery unit. Her nursing experience spans across the areas of neurosurgery, urology, paediatrics, cardiovascular, general surgical/medical, gynaecology, orthopaedics, CCL, ICU/HDU, maternity, and operating theatres. In her work, she has been part of the work health and safety committee, initiating and conducting workplace quality improvement projects.
She completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Western Sydney with the assistance of the UWS Smart Start Scholarship. Charmaine then went on to complete her postgraduate studies through the University of Technology Sydney, completing a postgraduate diploma of nursing, with a sub-major in recovery and anaesthetics. Most recently in early 2012, she graduated with a master's degree in nursing, majoring in clinical education. In order to gain the experience that coupled with her master's degree major, Charmaine has worked as a clinical facilitator for UWS, as well as for UTS, providing guidance in the application of clinical skills in accordance with university and facility protocols.
Areas of teaching
Charmaine currently teaches nursing at the pre-registration level, consisting of undergraduate, postgraduate and combined degree students. Charmaine highly values continuous education and learning in life, and is eager to develop as an academic in both areas of teaching and research.
- Creative teaching strategies in nursing education
- Innovations in teaching that lead to deeper learning
- The student learning experience from informed teaching
Demographic diversity in the nursing student cohort
- Learning needs assessment
- Clinical supervision for nurses
- Blended teaching methods
- The role of modern media in clinical education
- Future directions of tertiary nursing education
University of Western Sydney Alumni
University of Technology, Sydney Alumni