Dr Jane Currie

PhD, MSc S'ton, BSc City(UK), Nurse Practitioner, RAANC
Senior 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 Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Sydney Nursing School, based at the Mallet Street Campus. Jane's clinical and academic career focus on the contribution of nurses 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 works as an after-hours nurse practitioner with the homeless health team at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

Research interests

Jane's research has focused predominantly on the impact of advanced practice nursing roles on patient access to care. Her most recent project evaluated how privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia impact on patient access to care, particularly in community settings. This project was the first of its kind and these unique results relate to nurse practitioners access to the Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, collaborative arrangements, practice setting and workforce characteristics of privately practising nurse practitioners. Jane's work has been cited in the Australian Government report from the nurse practitioner reference group (2018), MBS Review Taskforcc. Jane's advice is regularly sought on matters related to nurse practitioner roles and private practice.

Forthcoming Publications

Chiarella, M., Currie, J., Wand, T. (2019). Liability and collaborative arrangements for NP practice in Australia. Australian Health Review, in print.

Judd, B.K., Currie, J., Dodds, K.L, Fethney, J., Gordon, C.J. (2019). registered nurses psychophysiological stress and confidence during high fidelity emergency simulation: Effects on performance. Nurse Education Today, in print.

Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2019). Realist evaluation of privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia: development and refinement of theories. Collegian, in print

Gordon, C., Boaz, S., Jorm, C., Currie, J., Roper, L. (2018). Validation of the self-assessment teamwork tool (SATT) in a cohort of nursing and medical students. Medical Teacher, published online

Currie,J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2017). Privately practising nurse practitioners provision of care subsidised through the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Australia: Results from a national survey. Australian Health Review, online. doi:10.1071/AHI7130

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 and large group training and mass casualty simulation (seehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS6HOgbdNEU). Jane has been awarded two University of Sydney teaching awards and received a nomination to the Australian University National Teaching Awards in 2017 for her creative and dynamic development of a pre-hospital nursing unit of study called First Line Interventions. Through her teaching, Jane is an advocate for inter-professional learning and for ensuring a positive student experience. Jane has provided external training opportunities on the medical management of opioid exposure.

Jane supervises Honour students and mentors Masters students in completing Capstone projects. Current projects:

1. Analysis of multiple agency major incident response strategy in complex emergency response situations - a study utilising he Emergo Train Clinical Simulation System

2. Evaluation of patient-outcomes and systems throughput during mass casualty triage in a simulated disaster scenario utlizing Bluetooth low Energy Real Time Location System. Ongoing

3. Hiding in Plain Sight: recognising approaches to emergency nurses in treating female partner violence - completed 2017

4. Patients perceptions of communication in the emergency department. - completed 2018

Current projects

  • National Review of nursing education: Led by the Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong, Jane is leading the literature review related to clinical skill development for enrolled nurses, registered nurses and nurse practitioners due for completion March 2019
  • Exploration of terminology used in nursing and allied health professions 'expanded, extended, advanced, enhanced' (Integrative Review), due for completion March 2019.
  • Bibliometric review of nurse practitioner research - due for completion December 2019
  • Development of Royal Australian Army Nursing Research Framework, with international collaboration with the US and UK - ongoing
  • Education platform for Veterans Health - ongoing

Associations

  • St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
  • Army Reserves in the role of Officer Commanding 5 Health Company, 5 Combat Service Support Battalion (MAJOR Currie)
  • Panel member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
  • Tribunal and panel member for the Health Professionals Council Australia
  • Associate Editor Military & Retrieval for the Australian Emergency Nursing Journal
  • Member Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member Australian College of Nursing

Awards and honours

Awards:

2018: Citation National University Teaching Awards

2017: Nominated for a National University Teaching Award

2016: Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching as part of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Jan 2016 Australian Defence Medal

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

Duke of Edinburgh Awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold

Grants:

River, J., Currie, J., Randall, S., Crawford, T., Aitken, J. (2015). Creating a community of enquiry: A blended learning approach to nursing education. Small Educational Innovation Grant, University of Sydney: $10,000

Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2014). Evaluation of Nurse Practitioners working in Private Practice. Seeding Grant, Faculty of Nursing, University of Sydney: $5000


In the media

December 2017 - Nursing Review: Preparing Nurses for Pandemics, Global Terrorism, Hospital Fires.https://www.nursingreview.com.au/2017/12/preparing-nurses-for-pandemics-global-terrorism-hospital-fires/

December 2017 (forthcoming) - The Health Advocate: Privately Practising Nurse Practitioners and Collaborative Arrangements.

December 2017 - Sydney Morning Herald 'Mass casualty education for nurses':http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/mass-casualty-education-needed-for-nurses-academic-says-20171123-gzrqgo.html

February 2017 - Media article HealthTimes 'Privately practising nurse practitioners an untapped resource': https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/primary-healthcare/49/research/kk1/privately-practising-nurse-practitioners-an-untapped-resource/2208/

October 2016 - Mass casualty simulation: http://sydney.edu.au/nursing/community/learning-and-teaching/index.shtml

October 2014 - Mass casualty simulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1yY9qZXBzU

https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/primary-healthcare/49/research/kk1/privately-practising-nurse-practitioners-an-untapped-resource/2208/
https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/primary-healthcare/49/research/kk1/privately-practising-nurse-practitioners-an-untapped-resource/2208/

Conference presentations

Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2017). Privately practising nurse practitioners activities in Australia and their potential to lead advanced practice into the future. Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, Sep 17, Brisbane, Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 13 (7) e331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.05.036

Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. Privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia. Australian College of Nursing, Oct 16, Melbourne.

Currie, J.Health professionals scope of practice terminology: Is nursing behind the 8 ball? Australian College of Nursing, Nov 14, Adelaide.

Currie, J., Chipps, J. Mapping the field: Military Nursing Research 1990 - 2013: A bibliometric review. Australian Military Medicine Association, Oct 14, Sydney.

Currie, J., Anderson, E., Weston, D., Harding, J.A quality improvement project to evaluate the impact of 17 Combat Service Support Brigade Clinical Governance Framework on the provision of deployable healthcare, Australian Military Medicine Association, Oct 14, Sydney.

Currie, J, Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. Challenges of NP private practice in Australia. Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, Sep 14, Sydney.

Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. The nurse practitioner in private practice. Australian College of Nursing, Oct 13, Canberra.

Currie J., Chiarella M, & Buckley T. Poster presentation:An investigation of the international literature on nurse practitioner private practice models. Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. Oct 13, Hobart.

Keywords

Health practice; Communication; Nursing practice; Nurse practitioner

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2019). Privately practising nurse practitioners' provision of care subsidised through the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Australia: Results from a national survey. Australian Health Review, 43(1), 55-61. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2019). Realist evaluation of privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia: Development and refinement of theories. Collegian, 26(1), 8-15. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Kourouche, S., Gordon, C., Jorm, C., West, S. (2018). Mass casualty education for undergraduate nursing students in Australia. Nurse Education in Practice, 28, 156-162. [More Information]
  • Finnegan, A., Currie, J., Ryan, T., Steen, M. (2018). Nurse Education and the Military Veteran. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25, 38.
  • Currie, J., Heslop, D. (2018). Operational systems evaluation of a large scale multi-agency decontamination exercise. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2018). Practice activities of privately-practicing nurse practitioners: Results from an Australian survey. Nursing and Health Sciences, 20(1), 16-23. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2018). Privately practicing nurse practitioner services in Australia and patient access to care: Results from realist interviews. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(6), 344-353. [More Information]
  • Roper, L., Shulruf, B., Jorm, C., Currie, J., Gordon, C. (2018). Validation of the self-assessment teamwork tool (SATT) in a cohort of nursing and medical students. Medical Teacher, 40(10), 1072-1075. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2017). Collaborative arrangements and privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia: Results from a national survey. Australian Health Review, 41(5), 533-540. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Crawford, T., Currie, J., River, J., Betihavas, V. (2017). Impact of community based nurse-led clinics on patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient access and cost effectiveness: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 24-33. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Mateer, J., Weston, D., Anderson, E., Harding, J. (2017). Implementation of a clinical governance framework to 17 Combat Service Support Brigade, Australian Army. International Journal of Health Governance, 22(1), 15-24. [More Information]
  • River, J., Currie, J., Crawford, T., Betihavas, V., Randall, S. (2016). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning. Nurse Education Today, 45, 185-192. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Jorm, C., Shulruf, B., Weller, J., Currie, J., Lim, R., Osomanski, A. (2016). Development of a self-assessment teamwork tool for use by medical and nursing students. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2016). Workforce characteristics of privately practicing nurse practitioners in Australia: Results from a national survey. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(10), 546-553. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2001). Emergency nursing on the Everest base camp trek. Emergency Nurse, 9(1), 6-9. [More Information]
  • Currie, J. (2000). Audit of nursing handover. Nursing Times, 96(42), 44-44.

Conferences

  • Gordon, C., Judd, B., Fethney, J., Dodds, K., Currie, J. (2017). The relationship between the acute psycho-physiological stress of nurses in emergency simulations and simulation performance. 2017 Australasian Simulation Congress (ASC), Sydney, Australia: Australasian Simulation Congress.

2019

  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2019). Privately practising nurse practitioners' provision of care subsidised through the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Australia: Results from a national survey. Australian Health Review, 43(1), 55-61. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2019). Realist evaluation of privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia: Development and refinement of theories. Collegian, 26(1), 8-15. [More Information]

2018

  • Currie, J., Kourouche, S., Gordon, C., Jorm, C., West, S. (2018). Mass casualty education for undergraduate nursing students in Australia. Nurse Education in Practice, 28, 156-162. [More Information]
  • Finnegan, A., Currie, J., Ryan, T., Steen, M. (2018). Nurse Education and the Military Veteran. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25, 38.
  • Currie, J., Heslop, D. (2018). Operational systems evaluation of a large scale multi-agency decontamination exercise. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2018). Practice activities of privately-practicing nurse practitioners: Results from an Australian survey. Nursing and Health Sciences, 20(1), 16-23. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2018). Privately practicing nurse practitioner services in Australia and patient access to care: Results from realist interviews. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(6), 344-353. [More Information]
  • Roper, L., Shulruf, B., Jorm, C., Currie, J., Gordon, C. (2018). Validation of the self-assessment teamwork tool (SATT) in a cohort of nursing and medical students. Medical Teacher, 40(10), 1072-1075. [More Information]

2017

  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2017). Collaborative arrangements and privately practising nurse practitioners in Australia: Results from a national survey. Australian Health Review, 41(5), 533-540. [More Information]
  • Randall, S., Crawford, T., Currie, J., River, J., Betihavas, V. (2017). Impact of community based nurse-led clinics on patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient access and cost effectiveness: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 73, 24-33. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Mateer, J., Weston, D., Anderson, E., Harding, J. (2017). Implementation of a clinical governance framework to 17 Combat Service Support Brigade, Australian Army. International Journal of Health Governance, 22(1), 15-24. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Judd, B., Fethney, J., Dodds, K., Currie, J. (2017). The relationship between the acute psycho-physiological stress of nurses in emergency simulations and simulation performance. 2017 Australasian Simulation Congress (ASC), Sydney, Australia: Australasian Simulation Congress.

2016

  • River, J., Currie, J., Crawford, T., Betihavas, V., Randall, S. (2016). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning. Nurse Education Today, 45, 185-192. [More Information]
  • Gordon, C., Jorm, C., Shulruf, B., Weller, J., Currie, J., Lim, R., Osomanski, A. (2016). Development of a self-assessment teamwork tool for use by medical and nursing students. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Currie, J., Chiarella, M., Buckley, T. (2016). Workforce characteristics of privately practicing nurse practitioners in Australia: Results from a national survey. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(10), 546-553. [More Information]

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. [More Information]

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. [More Information]

2001

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

2000

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

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