Citation for developing retention and support strategies that enable Indigenous nursing students to realise their university dreaming journeys

Stuart, Lynne and Horner, Vicki-Ellen and Nielsen, Anne-Maree (2011) Citation for developing retention and support strategies that enable Indigenous nursing students to realise their university dreaming journeys. Unpublished, Toowoomba, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Since 2007, the 'Helping Hands' team from the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Sciences at USQ, lead by Lynne Stuart, has developed and implemented a package of retention and support strategies, called 'Helping Hands for Indigenous Nursing Students'. Each team member provided cultural knowledge which the team leader, Lynne Stuart, synthesised to create an Indigenised nursing support package called 'Helping Hands'. This has now been translated into a written Indigenous nursing support model. Since it was implemented in 2007, Helping Hands, has contributed to a large growth in enrolments and graduations, with the annual graduation rate over the period 2007-2011 being nearly six times that for the previous 17 years.

Key industry stake holders at Queensland Health advised the Head of Department, Professor Cath Rogers – Clark, that 'USQ is now a leader in the educational preparation of Indigenous nurses and midwives in Australia' USQ acknowledged these outcomes by awarding the Helping Hands team a USQ Citation in 2010 for outstanding contributions to student learning.

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Publisher: Unpublished
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Additional Information (displayed to public): This article provides information concerning the national citation - ALTC Citation: Enabling Indigenous Nursing Students to Realise their University Dreaming Journeys - awarded to the USQ Indigenous nursing team of Lynne Stuart, Vicki-Ellen Horner and Anne-Maree Nielsen in July 2011.
Depositing User: Mrs Lynne Stuart
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 08:29
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 01:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: citation; Helping Hands; Helping Hands for indigenous nursing students; University of Southern Queensland; USQ
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing

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