Health Informatics – Empowering the frontline

For frontline nurses eager to spend more time delivering care and less time completing yet another form, health informatics offers a unique opportunity.  Health informatics, especially the subspecialty of clinical informatics, focuses on the development of tools which make our care safer and more efficient. Crucially, however, it recognises the importance of collaborating with those […]

Clinical Placement – The importance of preceptors

Clinical placements are designed to give students the chance to integrate their theoretical knowledge with practice.  They should build students’ confidence, knowledge and professional identity as well as help consolidate or develop clinical skills. However, nursing students are more likely than any other health profession student to witness or be asked to participate in situations […]

Cardiology – Where nurses make the difference

As an undergraduate, I was determined to work within an emergency department.  Luckily, during my graduate program, I rotated through both a cardiology medical and a cardiothoracic surgical ward, and realised cardiology was my true nursing calling.  Of course, each nurse thinks their specialty is the best, but for me, cardiology had me hooked.  This […]