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Ms. Louise Allen

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Nursing - Leadership



Churchill Campus, Online


Louise Allen has worked at the School of Health at Federation University’s Gippsland campus since 2013 as a Lecturer in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Louise has gained vast and varied clinical experience and continues to practise as a registered nurse in a regional emergency department. She takes pride in sharing contemporary experiences with nursing students to provide realistic learning opportunities.

Louise has a passion for newly qualified nurse preparedness for practice and has been involved in a variety of research projects aiming to improve nursing students’ experiences. The outcomes of these projects have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at education conferences.

Louise is currently a PhD candidate and is conducting a mixed method research project in the area of nursing students’ perceptions of being a nurse.

Perceptions of being a registered nurse (PRN): development and validation of a survey tool

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...

The academic experiences of transitioning to blended online and digital nursing curriculum

Background: The blended online digital (BOLD) approach to teaching is popular within many...

Categorising the broad impacts of continuing professional development: a scoping review

Context: A number of systematic reviews have evaluated the impacts of continuing professional...

Exploring young Australian adults' asthma management to develop an educational video

Objective: This study explored young university students’ (aged 18–24 years) health literacy,...

The influence of a preceptor-student 'Daily Feedback Tool' on clinical feedback practices in nursing education: A qualitative study

Background Feedback in clinical education is essential for the development of competent nurses....

Learning Empathy Through Simulation A Systematic Literature Review

Statement Simulation is increasingly used as an educational methodology for teaching empathy to...

Impact of the Social Cafe Meals program: a qualitative investigation

Social Cafe Meals Programs aim to reduce food insecurity and social exclusion by providing...