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Establishing a clinically-based nursing department in partnership with a university faculty of medicine and an acute hospital

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Pearson, A and Fitzgerald, MA, Establishing a clinically-based nursing department in partnership with a university faculty of medicine and an acute hospital, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 19, (1) pp. 53-60. ISSN 1469-9508 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/1360080970190107

Abstract

Following a review of hospital based, post basic nursing education at Royal Adelaide Hospital, a clinically focused department of clinical nursing was established in May 1995 as a collaborative venture between The University of Adelaide Faculty of Medicine and Royal Adelaide Hospital. Teaching commenced in February 1996, and 14 specialist graduate certificate and graduate diplomas; a course work master of nursing science degree; and a professional Doctor of nursing program are now offered, all on a fee-paying basis. Clinical affiliations with 15 additional hospitals have been established and the new department has a competitively funded research program and a strong cohort of PhD students. Nursing academics within the department teach a third-year course in clinical skills for medical students; medical academics within the faculty contribute to the teaching of specialist clinical subjects offered to graduate nursing students; and a range of interdisciplinary initiatives is developing rapidly. This paper overviews the development of a graduate nursing studies unit in a clinical, interdisciplinary environment and discusses possibilities for future collaboration between nursing, medicine and health sciences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:64189
Year Published:1997
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-07-05
Last Modified:2011-11-08
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