School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Sharon Bourke

Phone: (03) 5122 6144
Room: 901-126
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Nursing


  • Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education - Monash University
  • Master of Nursing (Education) - Monash University
  • Certificate in Financial Management - Deakin University
  • Graduate Certificate of Business Management Monash University
  • Graduate Studies in Acute Clinical Nursing – Emergency Western Hospital, Footscray Campus, Victoria
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) – Conversion, Monash University
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) Monash University
  • Current - PhD Student – Federation University – Faculty of Nursing and Health Professions


I have been a lecturer in nursing for over 3 years and a clinical educator for 5 years prior to that. I was an Emergency nurse for over 15 years and, overall, I have 28 year experience as a registered nurse in Australia and the UK in public and private hospitals, business and education.  I have a strong background in all types of simulation for undergraduate nurses and I have a special interest in communication, teamwork and leadership in critical care areas.  I also have knowledge and interests in National Safety Standards and Person and family centred care

Teaching interests and focus

  • Simulation
  • Acute Care/ Emergency
  • Family/Paediatric Nursing
  • Transition to Practice
  • Leadership and Management

Research interests and focus

  • Communication for students with EASL
  • Simulation
  • Family and Patient Centred Care.

Project output (e.g. publications; abstracts; presentations etc)

2018 Presenter – Large Cohort simulation -  How to make it work, Victorian Simulation Alliance Conference, Northern Health.

2017 Presenter – Holmesglen Faculty Showcase Symposium, Demonstration of Large group Simulation. Titled: Large Group Simulation: How to make it work.

2016 S.Bourke, A. Gamble, S. Goldmith, J. Jennings, D. Kiegaldie & N. Klein, (2016). Designing a high quality simulation scenario and simulated patient script, Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope Hospitals. Presented at Australian Catholic University Simulation Congress.

2014 Poster presentation “Brighton Nurse-Led Medical Emergency Team” at the National Nurse Educators Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre