Faculty of Health

Clare Cole


Phone: (03) 5327 6125
Email: c.cole@federation.edu.au
Room: S225
Position: Clinical Coordinator / Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing


  • BN
  • Grad Cert Nursing (Orthopaedics)
  • Masters in Educational Studies

Teaching areas

  • Professional issues in nursing
  • Clinical practice

Professional associations

  • Australian Nursing Federation (ANF)
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing Australia

Grants and awards


  • 2010-2011 Ballarat Health Services – Patient assessment research project. Researchers: Prof Sally Wellard, Dr Wendy Penney, Mrs Clare Cole and Ms Nola Poulter

Research interests

  • Autonomy and advocacy in contemporary healthcare looking specifically at the role of the nurse
  • Problem based learning and simulation in the clinical laboratories for undergraduate learning.

Supervised projects

Completed masters/honours

  • Masters Student Supervision – Implementation of a case manager program in a gynaecological ward in Hong Kong


Book chapter

Cole, C., Hill, O. & Saunders, R. (2012).  Pocket Companion Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780729539753 Publication: 24.02.2012

Journal articles

Cole, C. (2012). Implied Consent and nursing Practice: ethical or convenient? Nursing Ethics. 19(4): 550-557.

Cole, C., Wellard, S. & Mummery, J. (2014). Problematising autonomy and advocacy in nursing. Nursing Ethics. 21(5): 576-582.

Andrews, T. & Cole, C. (2015). Two steps forward, one step back: The intricacies of engaging with eportfolios in nursing undergraduate education. Nurse Education Today. 35(4): 568-572.