Caroline Browne
RN, BSc (Nursing), MIntlHlth, PhD Candidate

Lecturer, International Placement Coordinator Nursing

About me

Since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 2001, I have worked in a variety of specialty areas including Immunology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Theatre and Recovery and Intensive Care Nursing. My professional nursing career has allowed me to work in Australia, the United States of America and Viet Nam. I have worked as a Nurse Educator in both Australia and Viet Nam.

In 2008 I completed a Masters in International Health through Curtin University which included completing a research project into private health care consumerism in Viet Nam. This led me to one of my passions, primary health care and nursing in an international context, including working on migrant health projects in Southern VietNam.

Teaching area

I am currently the Case Based Inquiry lead, facilitating the introduction of Case Based Inquiry throughout our second and third year nursing course. I am the South Street Campus Coordinator of the following units in 2017:

NUR231 Complexities of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 1

NUR232: Case Based Inquiry: Acute Care Perspectives 1

NUR233: Case Based Inquiry: Community Care Perspectives 1

NUR241: Complexities of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 2

NUR242: Case Based Inquiry: Acute Care Perspectives 2

NUR243: Case Based Inquiry: Community Care Perspectives 2

 

Research areas

PhD Candidature (Commenced 2012) Understanding successful short term international placements for Australian nursing students in Asia – a case study.

 

Current projects

I am currently involved in a study that is examining the identity and culture of nursing as perceived by new students entering the Bachelor of Nursing program. This project aims to understand how undergraduate nursing students perceive the culture of nursing and to implement strategies within the undergraduate curriculum to support new students in developing their nursing identity.

Awards and grants

2016 – Australian Government, Department of Education and Training. Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for ‘Motivating and inspiring undergraduate nursing students to explore nursing and culture in a global setting through facilitating international learning experiences’

2016 – Murdoch University Vice Chancellors Citations for Excellence in Enhancing Learning for ‘Motivating and inspiring undergraduate nursing students to explore nursing and culture in a global setting through facilitating international learning experiences’

 

Events and speaking engagements

Conference Presentations

Ng, J., Browne, C., Fowler, A., Bell, P., & DePrazer, R. (2016) The WA experience – Developing continuing education in acute care nursing for Tanzania. 17th Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions. Perth: Western Australia

Professional and community service

Murdoch University Committee Membership

  • Murdoch University Student Appeals Committee (2015 – present)

Stakeholder Membership

  • Global Health Alliance of Western Australia (GHAWA) Clinical Placement Subcommittee (2012 to present)

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Completions

Wall, Peter (2016) Experiences of nursing students in a Bachelor of Nursing program as they transition from enrolled nurse to registered nurse. Other thesis, Murdoch University.

 Current Supervisions

Masters candidate: Jo Walker:  The experiences of individuals seeking, receiving and using health information to assist in the self-management of thyroid disorders.(Co-supervisor)

Publications

Journals

  • Fetherston, C., Browne, C., Andrus, P., Batt, S., (2017), Renewal of an entry to practice baccalaureate nursing curriculum: Adapting to complexity, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8, 2, pages 104 - 115.
  • Browne, C., Fetherston, C., Medigovich, K., (2015), International clinical placements for Australian undergraduate nursing students: A systematic thematic synthesis of the literature, Nurse Education Today, 35, 10, pages 1028 - 1036.

Book Chapters

Browne, C. (2016). Assessment of neurological function. In M. Farrell & J. Dempsey (Eds.), Smeltzer & Bare’s textbook of medical surgical nursing (4th ANZ ed.). Sydney, NSW: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Browne, C. (2016). Management of patients with cerebrovascular disorders. In M. Farrell & J. Dempsey (Eds.), Smeltzer & Bare’s textbook of medical surgical nursing (4th ANZ ed.). Sydney, NSW: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Others

Browne, C., Wall, P., & Jordan, T. (2015). Experiencing Thailand: Perspectives from an international clinical placement. The Hive. Australian College of Nursing.