Leanne Pool

Academic Leader, Bachelor of Nursing
RN, BSN, Diploma in Tertiary Teaching, MPhil(Nursing)

​Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (1985)
Registered Nurse, Saskatchewan, Canada (1985)
Registered Nurse, New Zealand (1989)
Plunket Nurse Certificate (1990)
Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (2002)
Masters of Philosophy (Nursing), Massey University, Wellington, (2008).  Thesis topic:  “Choosing a career – Why not nursing?”

Clinical Expertise

  • Child Health Nursing
  • Plunket Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Primary Health Care
  • Community Health

Professional Affiliations

  • Members of Nurse Educators in the Tertiary Sector (NETS)
  • Co-Editor for the Whitireia Nursing Journal
  • Co-chairperson for Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC) 2013

Research Interests

  • Nursing and career choice
  • Curriculum development
  • Clinical learning experiences
  • Diversity and nursing education

Scholarly Activity

Published Papers

Pool, L. (2012). How culture influences choosing a nurse career. Whitireia Nursing Journal. 19. 27-39

Holloway, K., Polaschuk, N., & Pool, L. (2010). DIFE: A new model in undergraduate nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education. 49(9), 512-516

Pool, L. (2006). Why do young people choose nursing as a career? Whitireia Nursing Journal. 13, 25-33

Pool, L. (2001). Culture, society and adult education. Whitireia Nursing Journal. 8, 15-25

Conference Presentations

Pool, L. (2008). Choosing a career: Why not nursing? Peer reviewed Conference presentation: 14th International Interdisciplinary Qualitative Health Research Conference, 4-5 October, 2008 at Banff, Alberta, Canada

Pool, L., Gilbert, E., & Savage, S. (2007). Innovative engagement with tomorrow’s health professionals – An issue for us all. Workforce Action: Ready for the Future Conference, 28-29 June, Wellington

Pool, L. (2006). Innovative engagement with tomorrow’s health professionals – An issue for us all. 12th Australian Nurse Teachers’ Society Conference, 13-16 September. Canberra, Australia

Pool, L. (2005). Why choose nursing? Presented to the 12th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Dunedin

Research Activities

Pool, L.G. (2008). Choosing a career: Why not nursing? Unpublished master’s thesis, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

October 2005, Research team member for Collaborative research report for NHC with Bachelor of Social Work and BN Pacific. Report ‘Pacific Peoples experiences of living with chronic conditions’

Pool, L. (1999). Exploring the use of self-assessment in the final year of the Bachelor of Nursing Programme at Whitireia Community Polytechnic. Applied Research Project, Massey University

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