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Dr Karen Missen

Director, Learning and Teaching

Institute Leadership

Section/Portfolio:

Institute Leadership

Location:

Gippsland Campus, Online

Biography

Dr Karen Missen’s research focuses on the practice readiness of nursing graduates and its role in the effective delivery of care and their professional wellbeing. Dr Missen also has interests in community health and health promotion.

Karen has an extensive research history with numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and success in obtaining competitive grants. She continues to lead nurse education, clinical and community-based research projects and is experienced at supervising higher degree by research students.

Karen has worked at the School of Health at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus since 2007. She is the Associate Dean (Teaching Quality) and provides leadership in teaching and student retention strategies for the School. As part of this role, she is committed to quality education and leads a number of committees within the School. Karen has received two Vice Chancellor’s awards, one for social inclusion and the other for learning and teaching.

Adult Inpatients’ Perceptions of Their Fall Risk: A Scoping Review

Bachelor of Science in Nursing students' perceptions of being a nurse: A scoping review

Beyond simulation — Extracurricular volunteering in nursing education: A focus group

Background: A reduction in clinical placement hours has seen alternative teaching methods being...

Evaluating the effects of a Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation program and inclusion of gardening in an Australian Rural Community Health Service

Evaluation of an assessment model to reduce waitlist times for occupational therapy in a rural community health setting

Reflections on an international nursing placement experience in Nepal: A thematic analysis

The impact of intellectual disability nurse specialists in the United Kingdom and Eire Ireland: An integrative review

Aim: To identify and evaluate the impact of Intellectual Disability Nurse Specialists...

A review of Code Blue activations in a single Regional Australian Healthcare Service: A retrospective descriptive study of RISKMAN data

Background: In the case of life-threatening conditions such as respiratory or cardiac arrest, or...

The Association between Health Literacy and Self-Rated Health Amongst Australian University Students

Health literacy is the capacity to understand, access, and effectively utilize health information...

The meaning of 'worried' in MET call activations: A regional hospital examination of the clinical indicator

Little is known about why nurses escalate a Medical Emergency Team (MET) response based on...

Adult Deterioration Detection System (ADDS): An evaluation of the impact on MET and Code blue activations in a regional healthcare service

Aims: To evaluate the impact of Acute Deterioration Detection System (ADDS) charts introduced to...

Are we there yet? Graduate readiness for practice, assessment and final examinations

Background: This paper reports on one aspect of a larger doctoral project which investigated the...

Physical deterioration in an acute mental health unit: A quantitative retrospective analysis of medical emergencies

Nursing management of physical deterioration of patients within acute mental health settings is...

Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators' perspectives on graduate nurse programs in Victoria, Australia: A descriptive qualitative approach

Aims: The purpose of this study was to describe the formal preparation nursing graduates are...

Qualified nurses' perceptions of nursing graduates' abilities vary according to specific demographic and clinical characteristics. A descriptive quantitative study

Background: Evidence from the literature and anecdotally from clinical settings suggests that...

Qualified nurses' rate new nursing graduates as lacking skills in key clinical areas

Aims and objectives. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of qualified nurses on the...

Registered nurses' perceptions of new nursing graduates' clinical competence: A systematic integrative review

Over the past decade, many questions have been raised about graduates' clinical competence and...

Designing a medical records review tool: an instructional guide

Background: Medical Records Reviews (MRR) are commonly used in research and quality activities in...

Work readiness of nursing graduates: current perspectives of graduate nurse program coordinators

Background: The transition from nursing student to graduate remains problematic internationally...

Babies and machines that go 'beep': First-year nursing students' preferred areas of future practice

Students of nursing enter their programmes of study with preconceived ideas of what a career in...

Graduate nurse program coordinators' perceptions of role adaptation experienced by new nursing graduates: A descriptive qualitative approach

Aims: This research explores the challenges that new nursing graduates experience whilst adapting...

Here they come, ready or not

Satisfaction of newly graduated nurses enrolled in transition-to-practice programmes in their first year of employment: a systematic review

AimsTo investigate job satisfaction and confidence levels of graduate nurses during their first...

SITUATION AWARENESS IN UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS MANAGING SIMULATED PATIENT DETERIORATION

Crown Copyright 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.BACKGROUND: Nursing work...

Developing team based acute care scenarios: A rural hospital experience

Background: Health professionals work in teams in a variety of health care settings especially in...

Managing patient deterioration: assessing teamwork and individual performance

Objective To assess the ability of rural Australian nurse teams to manage deteriorating patients....

Preparation for high-acuity clinical placement: confidence levels of final-year nursing students

Aim: To measure final-year nursing students’ preparation for high-acuity placement with...

  • Journals

Preparation for high-acuity clinical placement: Confidence levels of final-year nursing students

Aim: To measure final-year nursing students’ preparation for high-acuity placement with emphasis...

Australian clinician's views on interprofessional education for students in the rural clinical setting

Emergency training boosts confidence

[No abstract available]

  • Journals

Expanding the clinical placement capacity of rural hospitals in Australia: Displacing Peta to place Paul?

In order to identify opportunities to build capacity for clinical placements, we mapped and...

Identifying patient deterioration: Using simulation and reflective interviewing to examine decision making skills in a rural hospital

Objectives: The study aim was to examine how Registered Nurses identify and respond to...

Interprofessional clinical education: Clinicians' views on the importance of leadership

The current shortage of health professionals necessitates new approaches to clinical education...

The FIRST2ACT simulation program improves nursing practice in a rural Australian hospital

Objective: To measure the impact of the Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques...

Managing deteriorating patients: registered nurses' performance in a simulated setting

AIM: To examine, in a simulated environment, rural nurses' ability to assess and manage patient...

Nursing in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: role, resources and readiness for practice

Introduction: Examining the role of the nurses working in remote and isolated areas of Queensland...

  • Book Chapters