03
Jul 18

A recipe for how to make clinical placements work for you – a hospital’s perspective

A successful student placement is a lot like baking a cake. It takes the right ingredients coming together to result in a cake that can be shared by all. For any relationship to work, all effected parties must see the value in it for them. Historically, hospitals have provided clinical placements for undergrad nursing students … Continue reading A recipe for how to make clinical placements work for you – a hospital’s perspective

05
May 18

How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership

The health sector faces a challenging future.  Forecasted resource scarcities due to skill shortages, funding unpredictability and changing models of care all emphasise the need for health leaders to become even more responsive and transformational in order to meet these challenges.  Through implementing a suite of training programs to give clinicians experience in practising skills in … Continue reading How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership

27
Apr 15

Are Clinical Students Fit and Ready to Work?

An article released in April 2015 for Aged Care Insights has unearthed concerns about standards of nursing students graduating from UNSW and ACU. It highlighted that in fact, this lack of work readiness is posing a potential risk to public safety.  Two former senior nursing academics expressed serious concerns about the standards of nurses graduating … Continue reading Are Clinical Students Fit and Ready to Work?

17
Apr 15

Violence in Undergrad Clinical Placements

In a recent article by ABC News, it was reported that more than a third of nursing students are experiencing physical violence during clinical placements. About 60% of students also reported experiencing abuse from patients, patients’ relatives and other healthcare workers. Students are increasingly expected to provide frontline care with little or no training on … Continue reading Violence in Undergrad Clinical Placements

10
Oct 14

Health Workforce Australia abolition – what’s next for clinical placements?

With the abolition of the Health Workforce Australia coming at a time when crucial work is being undertaken to improve the planning and coordination of clinical placements amid concerns of inadequate capacity, are you wondering how federal and state government plan is planning to transition existing support programs and grant allocation structures to the Department of … Continue reading Health Workforce Australia abolition – what’s next for clinical placements?

11
Mar 14

The two biggest challenges to overcome when building a clinical placements partnership

Michelle Cameron from Toowoomba Hospital has 22 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to clinical placements. With every new relationship there are new challenges to overcome and Michelle has been kind enough to give us a bit of insight into her two biggest challenges when it comes to clinical placements. … Continue reading The two biggest challenges to overcome when building a clinical placements partnership

25
Feb 14

Clinical Placements: Two pieces of expert advice for building a sustainable partnership

In the build up to the Clinical Placements conference Michelle Cameron from Toowoomba Hospital has been kind enough to give us a small insight into her Building Sustainable Partnerships workshop. Michelle has 22 years experience as a nurse educator at Toowoomba Hospital and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to clinical placements. What … Continue reading Clinical Placements: Two pieces of expert advice for building a sustainable partnership

04
Feb 14

4 tips to solve the health workforce supply and demand issues

Clinical placements are a compulsory component of health workforce education.  With insufficient clinical placements for the medical students, the pressure to source placements and ensure the quality of these has began squeezing opportunities in the wider community. In an attempt to avoid capping enrolments in the future collaborations are being developed between higher education and … Continue reading 4 tips to solve the health workforce supply and demand issues