Ms Jane Currie

NP, BSc City(UK) MSc S'ton, RAANC
Lecturer Acute/Critical Care

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

Telephone +61 2 9351 0768
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Biographical details

Jane Currie is a Lecturer in Nursing at Sydney Nursing School, based at the Mallet Street Campus. Jane’s clinical and academic career focus on the contribution of nurse practitioners to patient access to care. Jane joined Sydney Nursing School in 2012 after serving in the British and Australian Defence Forces as a Nursing Officer. Her experiences in the defence force included operational tours of Iraq and Indonesia, serving in primary health care and emergency department settings. Jane is endorsed as a nurse practitioner in the field of emergency nursing and has worked in this role in the UK and Australia.

Research interests

Jane’s research aims to evaluate how nurse practitioners impact on patient access to care, particularly in community and private practice settings. Currently, Jane is evaluating the impact of privately practising nurse practitioners on patient access to care in Australia as the focus of her PhD. This project is the first of its kind. These unique results relate to nurse practitioners access to the Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule, collaborative arrangements, practice setting and workforce characteristics of privately practicing nurse practitioners.

Teaching and supervision

Jane’s teaching career includes acute care subjects in the hospital and pre-hospital setting. In her teaching Jane is highly skilled in the application of clinical simulation to small group training and mass casualty simulation (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS6HOgbdNEU). Jane mentors Masters students in completing Capstone projects

Current projects

  • Realist evaluation of the impact of private practice NPs on patients’ access to care in Australia.
  • Bibliometric review of military nursing research
  • Impact of student nurses’ exposure to mass casualty simulation on teamwork
  • Evaluation of clinical governance framework
  • Exploration of team based learning

Associations

Jane serves in the Army Reserves in the role of Officer Commanding Health Company, 5 Combat Service Support Battalion. She serves as a tribunal and panel member for the Health Professionals Council Australia. Jane is the Associate Editor Military & Retrieval for the Australian Emergency Nursing Journal.

Awards and honours

Dec 2014 Sydney Nursing School Teaching Innovation Award: $1000

26 Jan 11 Australia Day Medallion – awarded for outstanding contribution to clinical training

Oct 06 Operation TELIC (Iraq) Medal

Conference presentations

Currie J., Chiarella M. & Buckley T. 21 October 2013. Verbal presentation: Nurse practitioner private practice models. Australian College of Nursing 'The National Nursing ForumSuccess through Synergy'

Currie J., Chiarella M, & Buckley T. 26 September 2013. Poster presentation:An investigation of the international literature on nurse practitioner private practice models. Australian College of Nurse Practitioners 'Transforming Healthcare'

Keywords

Health practice; Communication; Nursing practice; Nurse practitioner

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Currie, J., Chipps, J. (2015). Mapping the field of military nursing research 1990-2013: A bibliometric review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(10), 1607-1616. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2015). Preparing a Realist Evaluation to Investigate the Impact of Privately Practising Nurse Practitioners on Patient Access to Care in Australia. International Journal of Nursing, 2(2), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2013). An investigation of the international literature on nurse practitioner private practice models. International Nursing Review, 60(4), 435-447. [More Information]
  • Currie, A., Heslop, D., Winter, S. (2011). H1N1 in the field: The impact on Australian Defence Force Field Exercise Talisman Sabre 09. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(2), 103-107. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Crouch, R. (2008). How far is too far? Exploring the perceptions of the professions on their current and future roles in emergency care. Emergency Medicine Journal, 25(6), 335-339. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Edwards, L., Colligan, M., Crouch, R. (2007). A time for international standards?: Comparing the Emergency Nurse Practitioner role in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 15(4), 210-216. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2007). Keeping experience at the bedside: the emergency consultant nurse role. British Journal of Nursing, 16(1), 18-21. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2006). Clinical competence in caring for paediatric patients. Emergency Nurse, 14(2), 12-15.
  • Currie, J. (2005). Book Review: Physical Assessment for Nurses. Nurse Education Today, 25(6), 497-497. [More Information]
  • Charters, S., Knight, S., Currie, J., Davies-Gray, M., Ainsworth-Smith, M., Smith, S., Crouch, R. (2005). Learning from the past to inform the future – A survey of consultant nurses in emergency care. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 13(3), 186-193. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2004). Masters degree - why bother? British Journal of Nursing, 13(19), 1123-1123. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2002). Improving the efficiency of patient handover. Emergency Nurse, 10(3), 24-27.
  • Currie, J. (2001). Emergency nursing on the Everest base camp trek. Emergency Nurse, 9(1), 6-9.
  • Currie, J. (2000). Audit of nursing handover. Nursing Times, 96(42), 44-44.

2015

  • Currie, J., Chipps, J. (2015). Mapping the field of military nursing research 1990-2013: A bibliometric review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(10), 1607-1616. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2015). Preparing a Realist Evaluation to Investigate the Impact of Privately Practising Nurse Practitioners on Patient Access to Care in Australia. International Journal of Nursing, 2(2), 1-10. [More Information]

2013

  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2013). An investigation of the international literature on nurse practitioner private practice models. International Nursing Review, 60(4), 435-447. [More Information]

2011

  • Currie, A., Heslop, D., Winter, S. (2011). H1N1 in the field: The impact on Australian Defence Force Field Exercise Talisman Sabre 09. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(2), 103-107. [More Information]

2008

  • Currie, J., Crouch, R. (2008). How far is too far? Exploring the perceptions of the professions on their current and future roles in emergency care. Emergency Medicine Journal, 25(6), 335-339. [More Information]

2007

  • Currie, J., Edwards, L., Colligan, M., Crouch, R. (2007). A time for international standards?: Comparing the Emergency Nurse Practitioner role in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 15(4), 210-216. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2007). Keeping experience at the bedside: the emergency consultant nurse role. British Journal of Nursing, 16(1), 18-21. [More Information]

2006

  • Currie, J. (2006). Clinical competence in caring for paediatric patients. Emergency Nurse, 14(2), 12-15.

2005

  • Currie, J. (2005). Book Review: Physical Assessment for Nurses. Nurse Education Today, 25(6), 497-497. [More Information]
  • Charters, S., Knight, S., Currie, J., Davies-Gray, M., Ainsworth-Smith, M., Smith, S., Crouch, R. (2005). Learning from the past to inform the future – A survey of consultant nurses in emergency care. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 13(3), 186-193. [More Information]

2004

  • Currie, J. (2004). Masters degree - why bother? British Journal of Nursing, 13(19), 1123-1123. [More Information]

2002

  • Currie, J. (2002). Improving the efficiency of patient handover. Emergency Nurse, 10(3), 24-27.

2001

  • Currie, J. (2001). Emergency nursing on the Everest base camp trek. Emergency Nurse, 9(1), 6-9.

2000

  • Currie, J. (2000). Audit of nursing handover. Nursing Times, 96(42), 44-44.

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