Dr Jennifer Hardy
RN RM, PhD UOW MHPEd UNSW AssocDipNEd Cumb BSc Macquarie MRCNA
M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney
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Jennifer Hardy is a registered nurse and midwife. She joined the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery early in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer, and the Coordinator of Clinical Practice. Her nursing qualifications include certificates in special care neonates, adult intensive care, and clinical teaching. She has a Diploma in Nurse Education, and an undergraduate degree in science (BSc). Jennifer has particular expertise and interest in information and computer literacy. She completed a Master of Health Personnel Education (MHP Ed), which involved researching first year nursing students' attitudes and skills related to research and computer studies. Her PhD topic was on communication patterns and behaviours of health care providers working within a case management model of care (CMMC) and the implications this has for IT. Her academic activities have involved research projects both clinically and educationally based, ranging from clinical handover issues (clinical) to the use of simulation as a teaching and learning model using medium and high fidelity mannequins (education).
Jennifer has national and international conference publications on computing, nursing and education, and has contributed to chapters in three books on these topics.
Areas of expertise
Application of information and communication technologies (theories and pedagogy) in nurse education including simulation and e-portfolios
Teaching and supervision
Current research students
Principle supervisor of three PhD students covering topics:
- new Graduate experiences in ICU
- use of Simulation in nurse education
- learning needs of migrant nurses
Co-supervisor of two students investigating issues around evidence-based practice related to uptake of guidelines in ICU and Stroke management, using the theory of planned behaviour.
Completed research students
BN(Hons) titles: exemplars
- Factors affecting the duration of neutropaenia in adult males receiving induction chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
- Women's Knowledge of the relationship between specific nutritional requirements and favourable outcome from pregnancy
- An investigation into the knowledge of women aged between 20 years and 50 years concerning breast cancer and its early detection.
Areas of teaching clinical nursing
Acute nursing care, nurse education, professional practice and science.
The use of recording and playback technology in the development of self evaluation as a teaching strategy for undergraduate students in mental health nursing
Exploring the use of graphic organisers in a pre-registration nursing program.
Membership of the following associations
- HISA -- Health Informatics Society of Australia
- ASSH -- Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare
- ANTS -- Australian Nurse Teachers Society
Non specific - support partners - affiliation with UNICEF, Edmund Rice Centre and Oxford Health Alliance
Health practice; Communication; E-learning and teaching technologies; Primary health care; Educational models