Alexandra Wordsworth

Bachelor of Nursing Year 3
RN, BN, MHsc, CALT, Cert. of Proficiency Simulation and Clinical Skills Teaching

Formal Qualifications

Registered Comprehensive Nurse, New Zealand Nursing Council, 1995
Bachelor of Nursing, Wellington Polytechnic, 1995
Masters in Health Sciences, University of Auckland, 2004
Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, 2008
Certificate in Proficiency in Simulation and Clinical Skills Teaching, 2011

Clinical Expertise

Acute care- Post Anesthetic care and high dependency, surgical nursing
Practice Areas of Interest
Nursing Education
Use of simulation in undergraduate nursing
Patient Safety
Nursing Graduate competence

Professional Affiliations

New Zealand Association Simulation in Health care (NZASH) executive member
Australasian Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH)

Research Interests

Nursing EducationUse of simulation in undergraduate nursing
Patient Safety
Nursing Graduate competence

Scholarly Activities

Publications

Dr. Crawford, R., Wordsworth, A., Pool, L., Naidu, A., Trezise, T., Jason Smith, A., Ritchie, L and Leuchars, D. (2017). Evaluation of Capital and Coast District Health Board Dedicated Education Unit pilot programme

2015 Whitireia New Zealand delegate to contribute to NETS work around developing a national perspective on the integration of simulation into the undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Wordsworth, A. (2013). Realising the Potential of Simulation; Integrating Simulation into Nursing Programmes at Whitireia New Zealand. Whitireia Nursing and Health Journal, 20, 11-18

Wordsworth, A. (2010). Evaluating a Post Anaesthetic Care Unit Orientation Programme. Whitireia Nursing and Health Journal. 15, 11-15

Conference Presentations

Wordsworth, A and Rodrigues, A. (2016). Simulated Patients in the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum; A literature review. Paper presented at: New Zealand Association Simulation in Healthcare Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand

2016 Abstract Committee, New Zealand Association Simulation in Healthcare Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand

Rodrigues, A., Wordsworth, A and Doughty, C. (2016). Connecting learners with research. Presented at New Zealand National Learning and Teaching Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Pool, L., Holloway, K., Hawes, P., & Wordsworth, A.L. November (2015). Pool, L., Holloway, K., Hawes, P., & Wordsworth, A.L. November (2015). Developing research expertise through team research. Paper presented at Whitireia, WelTec Research Symposium, Whitireia, Porirua

Wordsworth, A.L., Holloway, K., Pool, L., & Hawes, P. August. (2015). Development of Key Clinical Learning Outcomes for Scenario Based Simulated Clinical Learning experiences in New Zealand Undergraduate Nursing Programmes. Poster presented at Simhealth/Simtect 2015, Adelaide, Australia.

Wordsworth, A. & Rodrigues, A. (2014). The development and delivery of medium fidelity immersive simulation experience in the Bachelor of Nursing Year 3 Programme and Whitireia NZ: New Zealand Association Simulation in Healthcare Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Wordsworth, A. & Lemow, J. (2013). Does medium fidelity simulation and increasing realism enhance Bachelor of Nursing Year 3 students’ clinical judgment. 16th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Wordsworth, A. & Lemow, J. (2012). Dealing with the problem of delivering high quality simulation experiences to large groups of Bachelor of Nursing students: Research Showcase, Porirua, New Zealand.

Wordsworth, A. & Hawes, P. (2012). The problem of delivering medium fidelity simulation to Bachelor of Nursing Students: New Zealand Association Simulation in Healthcare Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wordsworth, A. & Lemow, J. (2011). Students still fishing!: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand

Research

Dr Su’a-Tavila, A., Winters, S., Gunther, S., Collier-Taniela, J., Wordsworth, A., Tasi, L, L. & Neal. L. (2017). Multidisciplinary Teaching Approach within the Faculty of Health, Whitireia, New Zealand

Wordsworth, A. (2014). What Shall We Teach? The Development of Key Clinical Learning Outcomes for Scenario Based Simulated Clinical Learning Experiences. Nurse Educator’s in Tertiary Sector (NETS) Research

 

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