Dr Jennifer Hardy

RN RM, PhD UOW MHPEd UNSW AssocDipNEd Cumb BSc Macquarie MRCNA
Senior Lecturer

M02C - 88 Mallett Street - Building C
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0609

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Biographical details

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.

Research interests

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.

Current projects

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.

Associations

Membership of the following associations

  • HISA -- Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • ASSH -- Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • ANTS -- Australian Nurse Teachers Society

Community work

Non specific - support partners - affiliation with UNICEF, Edmund Rice Centre and Oxford Health Alliance

Keywords

Health practice; Communication; E-learning and teaching technologies; Primary health care; Educational models

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Knowles, S., McInnes, E., Elliott, D., Hardy, J., Middleton, S. (2014). Evaluation of the implementation of a bowel management protocol in intensive care: effect on clinician practices and patient outcomes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(5-6), 716-730. [More Information]
  • Drury, P., Levi, C., McInnes, E., Hardy, J., Ward, J., Grimshaw, J., D'Este, C., Dale, S., McElduff, P., Cheung, N., et al (2014). Management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following hospital admission for acute stroke in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 23-31. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Fethney, J., Green, J., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Buckley, T. (2013). The Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Blood Pressure Training in Preregistration Nursing Students. Simulation in Healthcare, 8(5), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Saghafi, F., Hardy, J., Hillege, S. (2012). New graduate nurses' experiences of interactions in the critical care unit. Contemporary Nurse, 42(1), 20-27. [More Information]
  • McKenzie, H., Hardy, J., Fisher, M., Lewis, M., Kingston, J. (2011). Extending Experiential Learning: Showcasing a Nursing 'Clinical Home' Model. Synergy, (31), 19-23.
  • Knowles, S., Rolls, K., Elliott, D., Hardy, J., Middleton, S. (2010). Patient care guidelines: A telephone survey of intensive care practices in New South Wales. Australian Critical Care, 23(1), 21-29. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Frotjold, A., Gordon, C., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Green, J., Buckley, T. (2012). Preparedness of Pre-Registration Nursing Students for Blood Pressure Measurement During Clinical Practice Using Human Patient Simulators. Simhealth 2011, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.

2014

  • Knowles, S., McInnes, E., Elliott, D., Hardy, J., Middleton, S. (2014). Evaluation of the implementation of a bowel management protocol in intensive care: effect on clinician practices and patient outcomes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(5-6), 716-730. [More Information]
  • Drury, P., Levi, C., McInnes, E., Hardy, J., Ward, J., Grimshaw, J., D'Este, C., Dale, S., McElduff, P., Cheung, N., et al (2014). Management of fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction following hospital admission for acute stroke in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 23-31. [More Information]

2013

  • Gordon, C., Frotjold, A., Fethney, J., Green, J., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Buckley, T. (2013). The Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Blood Pressure Training in Preregistration Nursing Students. Simulation in Healthcare, 8(5), 335-340. [More Information]

2012

  • Saghafi, F., Hardy, J., Hillege, S. (2012). New graduate nurses' experiences of interactions in the critical care unit. Contemporary Nurse, 42(1), 20-27. [More Information]
  • Frotjold, A., Gordon, C., Hardy, J., Maw, M., Green, J., Buckley, T. (2012). Preparedness of Pre-Registration Nursing Students for Blood Pressure Measurement During Clinical Practice Using Human Patient Simulators. Simhealth 2011, Sydney, Australia: Simulation Australia.

2011

  • McKenzie, H., Hardy, J., Fisher, M., Lewis, M., Kingston, J. (2011). Extending Experiential Learning: Showcasing a Nursing 'Clinical Home' Model. Synergy, (31), 19-23.

2010

  • Knowles, S., Rolls, K., Elliott, D., Hardy, J., Middleton, S. (2010). Patient care guidelines: A telephone survey of intensive care practices in New South Wales. Australian Critical Care, 23(1), 21-29. [More Information]

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