Mrs Charmaine Bonus
RN, BN UWS DipNursing MN UTS HDR (MEd) Candidate USYD
Associate Lecturer - Clinical Education Specialist
M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney
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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.
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.
Since 2013, Charmaine has worked with Sydney Nursing School in a primarily teaching focused capacity for the pre-registration courses. She is also currently a HDR (MEd) candidate with the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is actively developing her research skills.
- 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.
Thesis title: The pedagogical value of physical learning space: delivery of a University nursing degree within the hospital settingSupervisors: Fran WAUGH , Jennifer HARDY
The purpose of this phenomenological study is to:
Describe, in-depth, the experiences of Westmead precinct-based academic staff and students from Sydney Nursing School.
Specifically, it aims to:
- University of Western Sydney Alumni
- University of Technology, Sydney Alumni
In the media
Nursing practice; Education; E-learning and teaching technologies