THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 32 ISSUE 4

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Doctoral these in nursing and midwifery: challenging their contribution to nursing scholarship and the profession
To determine the impact and outputs of research conducted as part of doctoral studies in nursing. The study shows the need fornursing research at the doctoral level should be directed toward professional needs which ultimately impacts on patient care.

KEY WORDS: research dissemination, nurse education, research in practice.

Lesley Wilkes, RN, MHPEd, PhD Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney and Conjoint Appointment with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Australia; Centre for Nursing Research and Practice Development, Nepean Hospital, PO Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia.
Joanne Cummings, PhD, Social Science (Hons), Research Officer, Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia.
Mayryl Ratanapongleka, MSc, BMedSc, Clinical Trials Coordinator, National Institute of Complimentary Medicine, School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
Bernie Carter, PhD, BSc, RSCN, Professor of Children’s Nursing, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom; School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Registered nurses improving screening rates for non AIDS related comorbidities in people living with HIV
To establish whether a nurse-led screening and brief intervention project could improve screening rates for non AIDS comorbidities in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

KEY WORDS: HIV, co-morbidities screening, sexual health, registered nurse (RN), nurse-initiated,
nurse-led.

Karen Biggs, RN, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Level 1, 162 Marsden Street, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Melissa Power, RN, RM, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Level 1, 162 Marsden Street, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

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Enhancing the online learning experience using virtual interactive classrooms
Enhancing online learning through the design, implementation and evaluation of a project piloting virtual interactive classrooms. The classrooms supported active student participation in online learning. Students valued the interactive and blended learning features, known to be congruent with effective learning, student satisfaction and retention.

KEY WORDS: Online learning nursing students, interactive classrooms, active participation, non- traditional.

Lesley Andrew, MSc, BSc (Hons), PhD candidate, RN, RHV, Lecturer, Public Health, School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Joondalup, WA, Australia
Beverley Ewens, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Critical Care), PGCE, PhD Candidate, RN
Associate Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus, Joondalup, WA, Australia
Sian Maslin-Prothero, PhD, MSc, CertEd, DipN, RN, Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and Honorary Professor of Health and Ageing, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom


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A Nurse Communication Manager reduces the number of non-relevant contacts
The aim of this study was to reduce interruptions in nursing practice by exploring the effects on the number of non-relevant contacts received by the nursing staff after implementation of a Nurse Communication Manager.

KEY WORDS: nursing communication, non-relevant contacts, interruptions, releasing time to care, direct patient care, patient focused care.

Nana Keir Wright, Clinical Nursing Specialist, RN, Dipl. of Health, Stud. Ma(CIN), Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
Nina Seested Nielsen, Communication Officer, Ma, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
Jannie Lauersen, Nursing Head of Unit, RN, Ma, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
Jacob Rosenberg, Professor, MD, DSc, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark
Anne Kjærgaard Danielsen, Research Nurse, Ph.d., Ma(ed), Ma(ClN), Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev, Denmark

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Advanced skills for enrolled nurses: a developing classification
This paper is a report of a literature review designed to identify strategies central to the implementation of the industrial classification of enrolled nurses (second level nurse) with advanced skills within Australia.

KEY WORDS: enrolled nurse; advanced skill; industrial classification; role differentiation; Australia.

Dr Lynette Cusack, RN PhD MHA BN DipAppSc(Nurs) MidCert, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
Morgan Smith, RN MEd BN DipAppSc(Community Nurs), Research Assistant, School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
Bernadette Cummins, RN RM Dip HEN Dip HEM, Project Officer, Health Reform, The South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, South Australia
Louise Kennewell, RN BN, Senior Project Officer, Health Reform, The South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, South Australia
Lydia Dennett, RN, ICU Cert, MBM, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, The South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, South Australia
Debra Pratt, RN, Principle Nursing and Midwifery Officer, The South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, South Australia

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