School of Health

Jan Jones

Room: 2W136
Phone:5122 7186


Jan began nursing in the late 70s and has always worked in rural areas. Her experience has covered a wide range including acute medical/surgical, operating theatre, aged care, GP clinics, clinical education and remote area nursing. Midwifery has been her focus for over 10 years. Jan is committed to improving the experience and competence of students, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Course coordinator Bachelor of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Midwifery


Grad Certificate in Health Professional Education
Institution: Monash University
Year awarded: 2012

Master of Clinical Midwifery
Institution: Monash University
Year awarded: 2007

Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
Institution: East Gippsland TAFE
Year awarded: 2005

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Institution: Monash University
Year awarded: 2001

Bachelor of Nursing
Institution: Deakin University, Geelong
Year awarded: 1993

General Nursing Certificate
Institute: Central Gippsland Hospital, Traralgon
Year awarded: 1980


Semester one

  • MIDGC1003 The childbearing journey
  • MID3103 Childbearing obstacles
  • MID3104 Navigating childbearing challenges

Semester two

  • MID3202 Supporting the newborn infant


  • Postnatal care
  • Students attitudes to Indigenous health education
  • Identifying maternal deterioration in a simulated environment: Measuring and developing student midwives' knowledge, clinical skills and situation awareness.

Research interests

  • Education
  • Indigenous Health
  • Complementary therapies
  • Cultural aspects of health and healthcare
  • Midwifery and Nursing history

Research activity

  • Teaching rural remote nurses to provide antenatal services in general practice.
  • The role of the remote area nurse in Queensland
  • The decision making of professional groups in mandatory reporting of child abuse

Supervisor accreditation

  • Level 1 - completed


Journal articles

McKenna, L.G., Gilmour, C.J., Biro, M.A., McIntyre, M.J., Bailey, C.M., Jones, J.M., Miles, M.A., Hall, H.G., McLelland, G.E., 2013, Undergraduate midwifery students' sense of belongingness in clinical practice, Nurse Education Today [P], vol 33, issue 8, pp. 880-883.

Scholes, J., Endacott, R., Biro, M., Bulle, B., Cooper, S., Miles, M., Gilmour, C., Buykx, P., Kinsman, L., Boland, R., Jones, J., Zaidi, F., 2012, Clinical decision-making: midwifery students' recognition of, and response to, postpartum haemorrhage in the simulation environment, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth [P], vol 12, issue 19, pp. 1-12.

Cooper, S.J.R., Bulle, B., Biro, M., Jones, J., Miles, M., Gilmour, C., Buykx, P., Boland, R., Kinsman, L., Scholes, J., Endacott, R., 2012, Managing women with acute physiological deterioration: student midwives performance in a simulated setting, Women and Birth [P], vol 25, issue 3, pp. e27-e36.

Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Sellick, K.J., James, A., Miles, M.A., Jones, J.M., Grant, J.A., 2012, The decision making processes adopted by rurally located mandated professionals when child abuse or neglect is suspected, Contemporary Nurse: Health Care Across the Lifespan [P], vol 41, issue 1, pp. 58-69.

Birks, M., Cant, R., Al-Motlaq, M., Jones, J., 2011, 'I don't want to become a scientist': Undergraduate nursing students' perceived value of course content, Australian Journal Of Advanced Nursing [P], vol 28, issue 4, pp. 20-27.

Mills, J., Birks, M., Francis, K., Miles, M., Jones, J., 2010, Australian rural remote registered nurses' experiences of learning to provide antenatal services in general practice: A pilot study, International Journal of Nursing Practice [P], vol 16, issue 4, pp. 319-325.

Birks, M.J., Mills, J.E., Francis, K.L., Coyle, M., Davis, J.M., Jones, J.M., 2010, Models of health service delivery in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: A multiple case study, The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation [E], vol 28, issue 1, pp. 25-34.

Mills, J., Francis, K., Birks, M., Coyle, M., Henderson, S., Jones, J., 2010, Registered nurses as members of interprofessional primary health care teams in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: collaboration, communication and partnerships in practice, Journal of Interprofessional Care [E], vol 24, issue 5, pp. 587-596.