Mrs Charmaine Bonus

RN, BN UWS DipNursing MN UTS
Associate Lecturer - Clinical Education Specialist

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 4149

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Biographical details

Charmaine Bonus is a registered nurse with post-registration experience 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, Charmaine has been part of the work health and safety committee, initiating and conducting workplace quality improvement projects.

Charmaine completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Western Sydney with the assistance of the UWS Smart Start Scholarship. She 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. 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.

Research interests

  • 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

Teaching and supervision

Charmaine currently teaches nursing at the pre-registration level, consisting of undergraduate, postgraduate and combined degree students. She values highly continuous education and learning in life, and is eager to develop as an academic in both areas of teaching and research.


  • ANTS
  • University of Western Sydney Alumni
  • University of Technology, Sydney Alumni

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