School of Health

Nicole Coombs

Phone: (03) 51228964
Email: n.coombs@federation.edu.au
Room: 2W-141
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications

2018-current PhD candidate

2017 Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary)

2012 Masters of Nursing: Monash University

2003 Bachelor of Nursing: Monash University

Teaching areas

  • Primary Health Care
  • Determinants of Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Clinical and assessment skills
  • Education/study skills

Research interests

  • Patient education
  • Health literacy and communication
  • Primary health
  • Health promotion
  • Nursing education

Professional Associations

  • Australian Nursing Board Registration (Registered nurse)
  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA)
  • Australian Nurse Teacher’s Society (ANTS)
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Foundation (ANMF)

Grants and awards

Grants

2020

  • Rahman, A. Banik, B. and Coombs, N. (2020) New Colombo Plan grant- Health and wellbeing in resource constraint settings: Field experience from Indonesia $82,500
  • Porter, J. Reimers, V. Coombs, N. Kemel, P. Prokopiv, V. Evaluation of the Streetgames project. Latrobe Health Assembly. - $30,000

2017

  • N. Coombs -ACU Early Career Academic Grant- Association of Commonwealth Universities- for ANEC conference in New Zealand in Sept, 2017- 2000GBP (approx. $3400 AU)

2015

  • Cooper, S. et al, Coombs, N. Interprofessional student simulation experiences: Enhancing self-management of acute asthma through web based simulated resources. (EGRIPS) $33,400

Awards

2020

  • Australian Awards for University teaching (AAUT)- Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning

2017

  • Vice Chancellor’s award for contributions to student learning at Federation University Australia

2013

  • Monash Health Staff Recognition Award: Integrity

Supervision

Student projects

2020-2021 Masters project- Streetgames (Virtual) Gippsland

2017-18 Honours project- FPDR education package

2017- Coombs, B. Health and wellbeing of Technical Theatre and Stage Management Practitioners. NIDA 3rd year assessed independent research task. Graded: Distinction

Publications

Book chapters

  • Cramer, R., Coombs, N., Lyons, J. and Kim, J (2021), Chapter 11: Foundations of Nursing practice. The Road to Nursing, 2nd edition. Cambridge Press (in review)
  • Cramer, R., Coombs, N., Lyons, J. and Kim, J (2019), Chapter 11: Foundations of Nursing practice. The Road to Nursing, 1st edition. Cambridge Press p168

Dissertations

  • N. Coombs (2013) ED-HOME: Improving patient education in the emergency department. Master of Nursing

Journal articles

2020

  • Coombs, N., Missen, K and Allen, L (2020) Beyond simulation- extracurricular volunteering in nursing education: A focus group. Nurse Education Today 96 (2021)104603 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104603
  • Kemel, P. Porter, JE. Coombs, N. (2020) Improving youth physical, mental and social health through physical activity: A Systematic literature review. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (submitted Sept 2020- under review)
  • Coombs, N., Porter, J., Barbagallo, M. and Plummer, V. (2020) Public Health messaging by emergency nurses: A scoping review and narrative synthesis. Patient Education and Counseling (submitted August 2020-under review)

2018

  • Coombs, N, Allen L, Cooper S, Cant R, Beauchamp A, Laszcyk J, Giannis A, Hopmans R, Bullock S, Waller S, McKenna L, Peck B. (2018) Exploring young Australian adults’ asthma management to develop an educational video. Health Education Journal, Vol 77(2) 179-189 https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896917740721

2016

  • Porter, JE, Miller, N. Giannis, A. Coombs, N. (2016) Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR): Observational case studies of emergency personnel. International Emergency Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.ienj.2016.12.002
  • Coombs, N.M., Porter, J.E. & Beauchamp, A. (2016) ED-HOME: Improving educator confidence and patient education in the Emergency Department. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. Elsevier Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2016.01.002

Conference presentations

2019

Australasian Nurse educators Conference (ANEC)- Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Coombs, N (2019) Reboot to compute: kick-starting patient education in the Emergency Department

International Conference of Emergency Nurses (CENA) Adelaide, South Australia.

  • Coombs, N. (2019) Patient education in the Emergency Department: What’s going on?

Federation University Australia HDR Conference- Ballarat

  • Coombs, N. Patient education in the emergency department- A literature review of existing barriers

2018

Federation University Australia HDR Conference- Ballarat

  • Coombs, N. (2018) Patient and nurse experiences of patient education in the emergency department

Australian Nurse Teacher’s Society (ANTS) conference- Melbourne

  • Coombs, N. (2018) Defluffing the 'fluffy' subjects: Transforming student engagement and attitudes towards theoretical nursing courses
  • Coombs, N. (2018) ED-HOME: Educator confidence and patient education in the Emergency Department. Poster Presentation

2017

Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC) - New Zealand

  • Coombs, N. (2017). Defluffing the ‘fluffy’ subjects: A theoretical nursing course conversion for undergraduates.

2016

College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) Conference - Alice Springs

  • Coombs, N. (2016) ED-HOME: Improving nurse confidence with patient education in the emergency department

2015

Federation University Research Colloquium- Ballarat

  • Coombs, N (2015) ED-HOME: Improving patient education in the Emergency Department.

Published research reports

  • Porter, JE. Kemel, P. Coombs, N. Hopwood, P. Prokopiv, V. (2020) Collaborative Evaluation Unit Latrobe Streetgames Phase 1: Virtual Streetgames 2020 Evaluation