Ms Jacqueline Fong

RN, MN(NP) UTS
Lecturer and Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Co-Ordinator

Telephone +61 2 9114 4227

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Biographical details

Jacqueline has been a registered nurse since 2001, she is a Lecturer and Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Co-Ordinator at Sydney Nursing School. Jacqueline has specialist qualifications in emergency nursing, with a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and is an authorised Nurse Practitioner, currently practicing clinically at St George Hospital Emergency Department.

Research interests

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nurse practitioner Practice

Forthcoming Publications

Fong, J, Buckley, T, Cashin, A & Pont, L (2016), 'Nurse practitioner prescribing in Australia: a comprehensive literature review', Australian Critical Care. 29 November Published version available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2016.11.003 (Accepted)

Teaching and supervision

  • Nurse Practitioner practice

Thesis work

Thesis title: A mixed methods evaluation of the current prescribing practice of Australian Nurse Practitioners

Supervisors: Andrew CASHIN, Thomas BUCKLEY

Thesis abstract:

The International Council of Nurses defines Nurse Practitioners (NPs) as Registered Nurses (RNs), who, through experience and formal education (typically Master level), have acquired an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills, and the necessary clinical competencies for expanded practice. In Australia, the NP role was first introduced into the health care context in 1998. One of the key aspects in which the scope of NPs differs from RNs relates the legal privilege to prescribe medications.Although NPs have had prescriptive authority in Australia since 2001, with access to the Commonwealth subsidy scheme (PBS) since 2010, little is known about NPs prescriptive patterns or outcomes of prescriptive practice. One of the key aspects in which the scope of NPs differs from RNs relates to prescriptive authority, or the legal privilege to prescribe medications. It is important to note that prescribing is a more complex process than the simple act of writing a prescription. Prescribing has been defined (Nissen et al, 2010) as an iterative process involving the steps of information gathering, clinical decision making, communication and evaluation which results in the initiation, continuation or cessation of medications (Nissen and Kyle, 2010). The Purpose of this study is to evaluate outcomes of Australian nurse practitioner prescribing practices

Associations

  • New South Wales Nurses Association
  • Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

Selected grants

2016

  • Radiological anatomy and pathology of the chest (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); McEntee M, Fong J, Hughes V, Bassett E, Alison J, Kench P, Littlefair S; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Bucher, L., Fong, J., Fong, J. (2014). Nursing management of emergency care situations. In Diane Brown, Helen Edwards, Lesley Seton, Thomas Buckley (Eds.), Lewis's Medial Surgical Nursing ANZ Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems: 4th Edition, (pp. 1751-1779). Australia: Elsevier Australia.

Journals

  • Fong, J., Buckley, T., Cashin, A., Pont, L. (2017). Nurse practitioner prescribing in Australia: A comprehensive literature review. Australian Critical Care, 30(5), 252-259. [More Information]
  • Fong, J., Buckley, T., Cashin, A. (2015). Nurse practitioner prescribing: an international perspective. Nursing: research and reviews, 5, 99-108. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Horvat, L., Roche, M., Fong, J., Plowes, J. (2013). A four month prospective descriptive exploratory study of patients receiving antibiotics in one Emergency Department. International Emergency Nursing, 21(3), 163-167. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., MacGregor, C., Ruperto, K., Jarrett, K., Wheeler, J., Fong, J., Fetchet, W. (2013). Nursing praxis, compassionate caring and interpersonal relations: An observational study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2), 37-44. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Ruperto, K., Jarrett, K., Wheeler, J., Fong, J., Fetchet, W. (2012). Managing the wait: clinical initiative nurses' perceptions of an extended practice role. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(4), 202-210. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Horvat, L., Roche, M., Fong, J., Plowes, J. (2012). The prevalence and triage characteristics of patients presenting with infection to one tertiary referral hospital. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(3), 127-132. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Fong, J., Asha, S., Arendts, G. (2011). A 12-month evaluation of the impact of Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioners in one metropolitan Emergency Department. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(1), 4-8. [More Information]

2017

  • Fong, J., Buckley, T., Cashin, A., Pont, L. (2017). Nurse practitioner prescribing in Australia: A comprehensive literature review. Australian Critical Care, 30(5), 252-259. [More Information]

2015

  • Fong, J., Buckley, T., Cashin, A. (2015). Nurse practitioner prescribing: an international perspective. Nursing: research and reviews, 5, 99-108. [More Information]

2014

  • Bucher, L., Fong, J., Fong, J. (2014). Nursing management of emergency care situations. In Diane Brown, Helen Edwards, Lesley Seton, Thomas Buckley (Eds.), Lewis's Medial Surgical Nursing ANZ Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems: 4th Edition, (pp. 1751-1779). Australia: Elsevier Australia.

2013

  • Fry, M., Horvat, L., Roche, M., Fong, J., Plowes, J. (2013). A four month prospective descriptive exploratory study of patients receiving antibiotics in one Emergency Department. International Emergency Nursing, 21(3), 163-167. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., MacGregor, C., Ruperto, K., Jarrett, K., Wheeler, J., Fong, J., Fetchet, W. (2013). Nursing praxis, compassionate caring and interpersonal relations: An observational study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2), 37-44. [More Information]

2012

  • Fry, M., Ruperto, K., Jarrett, K., Wheeler, J., Fong, J., Fetchet, W. (2012). Managing the wait: clinical initiative nurses' perceptions of an extended practice role. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(4), 202-210. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Horvat, L., Roche, M., Fong, J., Plowes, J. (2012). The prevalence and triage characteristics of patients presenting with infection to one tertiary referral hospital. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(3), 127-132. [More Information]

2011

  • Fry, M., Fong, J., Asha, S., Arendts, G. (2011). A 12-month evaluation of the impact of Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioners in one metropolitan Emergency Department. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(1), 4-8. [More Information]

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