Peter Wall  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Peter Wall
    RN MN BSN

    Lecturer

    About me

    I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. I initially completed my Hospital Based Diploma through the W.A. School of Nursing in the early 1980’s and converted this to a degree through Curtin University of Technology in the mid 1990’s. I completed a Masters in Nursing (by Research) in 2016 at Murdoch University.

    Over the years I have completed post basic study in both orthopaedic/spinal nursing and peri operative nursing. This has resulted in opportunities to work in various health care situations from major teaching hospitals to nursing outposts throughout both Perth and Australia.

    I have been an academic with lecturing and unit coordination responsibilities within the nursing program at Murdoch University for several years. I find working with nursing students very rewarding and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with them.

    I am very passionate about nursing. I believe that it a privilege; being a combination of both care and competence. As a nurse you have to exhibit both.

     

     

    Teaching area

    Presently I teach across the first and second years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing program. Within the structure of the curriculum I emphasise how important care, compassion and competence are to being a nursing professional.

    I also stress the importance of developing critical reasoning, practicing evidence based care and using self reflection as important components of becoming a competent professional nurse.

    Research areas

    My research-based Master of Nursing higher degree explored the experiences of Enrolled Nurses as they transitioned to Registered Nurse within a Bachelor of Nursing program.

    I also have interests in the use of simulation within Bachelor of Nursing programs as a means of bridging the theory-practice gap, and strategies to decrease the attrition of students within Bachelor of Nursing programs.

    I represented Murdoch University in the inter-university research study that investigated the Profile and Perceptions of Men in Nursing in Western Australia.

    Current projects

    My research-based Master of Nursing higher degree explored the experiences of Enrolled Nurses as they transitioned to Registered Nurse within a Bachelor of Nursing program. This is an area of continuing interest and research for me.

    I am currently involved in an inter-University collaborative research project (the SWAN ANSAC study) exploring the experiences of nursing students who work while studying.

    I am involved in some research with a couple of my nursing colleagues that is investigating nursing students perceptions of different teaching styles with an aim to improve engagement with our teaching.

     

     

     

    Awards and grants

    2012. I shared in a successful application for a Higher Education Participation and Partnership (HEPP) grant. This grant money was used to benefit the students at the School of Nursing & Midwifery by increasing teaching and education resources.

    2013. I shared in a successful application for a Health Workforce Australia (HWA) grant “Simulated Learning Environments Program – Expanding Simulation Capacity”. This grant money was used for the “Building Simulation Capacity for the Education of
    Professional Entry Students in Nursing and Chiropractic” project which is benefiting our students at the School of Health Professions by improving simulation resources and increasing learning opportunities.

    2014. I gratefully received a “Vice Chancellor’s Citations for Excellence in Enhancing Learning” award for demonstrating creative and inspirational approaches to teaching that facilitates a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    2017. I successfully applied for a grant from the Dean’s Small Grant Scheme to support the research project “exploring the experiences of nursing students who work while studying.”

    2017. In recognition of my achievements in teaching and learning I was awarded a LEAD (Learning Excellence Academy) Fellowship to “promote and celebrate excellence and leadership in learning and teaching” at Murdoch University.

     

     

    Events and speaking engagements

    Andrus, P., Wall, P., & Morrison, P. (2012, February). Utilising scenarios to reinforce clinical skills in second year undergraduate nursing students. Paper presented at the Teaching & Learning Forum, Murdoch University. Perth, Western Australia.

    Beament, T., Wall, P., & Falconer, D. (2014, November). Profiles and perceptions of men in nursing in Western Australia. Paper presented at the International Congress on Innovations in Nursing (ICIN). Perth, Western Australia.

    Ramjan, L., Christiansen, A., Crawford, R., Kelly, M., McGrath, B., Roach, D., Salamonson, Y., & Wall, P. (2017, July). Studying and Working Among Nursing Students: The SWAN ANSAC Study. Poster presented at the STARS (Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success) conference, Adelaide, South Australia. 

    Christiansen, A., Crawford, R., Kelly, M., McGrath, B., Roach, D., Ramjan, L., Wall, P., & Salamonson, Y. (2018, May). Working while studying among first year nursing students: type and amount influence academic performance. Poster presented at the 7th International Nurse Education conference, Banff, Canada. 

    McGrath, B., Christiansen, A., Crawford, R., Kelly, M., Ramjan, L., Roach, D., Salamonson, Y., & Wall, P. (2018, July). Juggling Many Balls’: Working and Studying among First Year Nursing Students. Poster presented at the STARS (Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success) conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 

    Crawford, R., Christiansen, A., Kelly, M., McGrath, B., Ramjan, L., Roach, D., Salamonson, Y., & Wall, P. (2018, September). First year nursing students’ perceptions of communication skills gained in paid work: Implications for communication teaching. Poster presentation at the International Association for Communication in Healthcare conference, Porto, Portugal.

    Wall, P., Fetherston, C., & Browne, C. (2018, November). An Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Transition Model to Guide Educational Support Strategies. Paper presented at the International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, Western Australia.

     

    Professional and community service

    Member – Australian College of Nursing

    Member – National Tertiary Education Union

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    I look forward to this opportunity in the future.

    Publications

    Chapters

    • Wall, P., (2019),Stress, Anxiety, Adaptation and Change,In: Fundamentals of Nursing, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited, pages 458 to 477.
    • Wall, P., (2016),Management of patients with musculoskeletal trauma,In: Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Wolters Kluwer Health/ Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc, pages 2010 to 2047.

    Journals

    • Wall, P., Fetherston, C., Browne, C., (2020), Transitioning through a Bachelor of Nursing program: The enrolled nurse experience, Collegian, 27, 4, .
    • Christiansen, A., Salamonson, Y., Crawford, R., McGrath, B., Roach, D., Wall, P., Kelly, M., Ramjan, L., (2019), Juggling many balls: Working and studying among first‐yearnursing students, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28, 21-22, pages 1 - 9.
    • Wall, P., Fetherston, C., Browne, C., (2019), Understanding the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse journey through a model adapted from Schlossbergs Transition Theory, Nurse Education Today, 67, August 2018, pages 6 - 14.
    • Wall, P., Fetherston, C., Browne, C., (2018), Understanding the enrolled nurse to registered nurse journey through a model adapted from Schlossberg's transition theory, Nurse Education Today, 67, , pages 6 - 14.
    • Mortimer-Jones, S., Wall, P., Russell, S., (2018), A quantitative analysis of anxiety levels of nursing students studying bioscience in Australia, Nursing and Health Sciences, , , pages -.
    • Browne, C., Wall, P., Batt, S., Bennett, R., (2018), Understanding perceptions of nursing professional identity in students entering an Australian undergraduate nursing degree, Nurse Education in Practice, 32, 8, pages 90 - 96.
    • Mortimer-Jones, S., Wall, P., Russell, S., (2018), Quantitative analysis of anxiety levels of nursing studentsstudying bioscience in Australia, Nursing and Health Sciences, , , pages 1 - 6.
    • Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., (2016), Would you recommend nursing as a career to men?, Working Papers in the Health Sciences, 1, 14, pages -.
    • Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., Nielson, S., (2016), The male of the species: a profile of men in nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 5, pages 1155 - 1168.
    • Wall, P., Andrus, P., Morrison, P., (2014), Bridging the theory practice gap through clinical simulations in a nursing under-graduate degree program in Australia, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 8, 1, pages 127 - 135.

    Peer reviewed

    Wall, P., Fetherston, C., & Browne, C. (2020). Transitioning through a Bachelor of Nursing program: The enrolled nurse experience.  Collegian, 27(4), 396-401.  doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2019.11.004

    Salamonson, Y., Roach, D., Crawford, R., McGrath, B., Christiansen, A., Wall, P., . . . Ramjan, L. M. (2019). The type and amount of paid work while studying influence academic performance of first year nursing students: An inception cohort study. Nurse Education Today, 104213. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104213

    Christiansen, A., Salamonson, Y., Crawford, R., McGrath, B., Roach, D., Wall, P., . . . Ramjan, L. M. (2019). “juggling many balls”: Working and studying among first-year nursing students. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(21-22), 4035. doi:10.1111/jocn.14999

    Wall, P. (2019). Self-concept. In S.C. DeLaune, P.K. Ladner, L.J McTier, J. Tollefson, & J. Lawrence (Eds.), DeLaune and Ladner’s fundamentals of nursing (2nd ANZ ed.). Cengage Learning.

    Wall, P. (2019). Stress, anxiety, adaptation, and change. In S.C. DeLaune, P.K. Ladner, L.J McTier, J. Tollefson, & J. Lawrence (Eds.), DeLaune and Ladner’s fundamentals of nursing (2nd ANZ ed.). Cengage Learning.

    Browne, C., Wall, P., Batt, S., & Bennett, R. (2018). Understanding perceptions of nursing identity in students entering an Australian undergraduate degree. Nurse Education in Practice, 32, 90-96. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2018.07.006

    Wall, P., Fetherston, C., & Browne, C. (2018). Understanding the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse journey through a model adapted from Schlossberg’s Transition Theory. Nurse Education Today, 67, 6-14. Doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.04.017

    Mortimer-Jones, S., Wall, P., & Russell, S. (2018). A quantitative analysis of anxiety levels of nursing students studying bioscience in Australia. Nursing & Health Sciences, doi:10.1111/nhs.12535

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

    Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., & Wall, P. (2016). Would you recommend nursing or midwifery as a career to men? Working Papers in Health Science. 1(14), 1-6.

    Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., Wall, P., & Nielson, S. (2016). The male of the species: A profile of men in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 72(5), 1155-1168. doi: 10.1111/jan.12905

    Wall, P. (2015). Self-concept. In S.C. DeLaune, P.K. Ladner, L.J McTier, J. Tollefson, & J. Lawrence (Eds.), DeLaune and Ladner’s fundamentals of nursing (1st ANZ ed.). Cengage Learning.

    Wall, P. (2015). Stress, anxiety, adaptation, and change. In S.C. DeLaune, P.K. Ladner, L.J McTier, J. Tollefson, & J. Lawrence (Eds.), DeLaune and Ladner’s fundamentals of nursing (1st ANZ ed.). Cengage Learning.

    Mortimer-Jones, S., Wall, P., & Russell, S. (2015). Is anxiety an issue for first year nursing students enrolled in bioscience units? Australian Nursing Midwifery Journal, 22(8): 32.

    Stanley, D., Beament, T., Falconer, D., Haigh, M., Newton, R., Saunders, R., Stanley, K., & Wall, P. (2014). Profile and perceptions of men in nursing in Western Australia:
    Research Report 2014
    , UWA Print, Perth.

    Wall, P., Andrus, P.M., & Morrison, P. (2014). Bridging the theory practice gap through clinical simulations in a nursing under-graduate degree program in Australia.  International Journal of Learning Teaching and Educational Research, 8(1), 127-135.

    Other

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