RN, GradCertAcutMed/SurgNurs, MA(AdvNursPract)
Patience commenced work as a Registered Nurse in 2002 in Zimbabwe, amassing wide nursing experience in the following specialties: medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, critical care nursing, emergency care nursing, midwifery and nursing education. Patience migrated to Australia in 2008, and has gained great expertise in surgical nursing.
Patience has worked in various capacities which include; Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Instructor (CNE), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acting Nurse Unit Manager and Lecturer in Nursing.
Patience completed Master of Advanced Nursing practice with the University of Newcastle and Post Graduate Certificate in Medical/Surgical Nursing with the Australian College of Nursing.
Patience has contributed to teaching and learning in the tertiary context through various ways, including teaching theoretical and practical subjects at diploma and undergraduate levels.
This contribution includes using a wide range of teaching and learning delivery modes such as online and face-to-face; conducting clinical teaching and clinical based assessments; and also assisting in the development and review of learning and teaching materials, policy directives and practice procedures.