Lisa Townsend
University of Technology, Sydney
Nurse educationNursingPedagogyCurriculumMedicine
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#1Caroline Havery (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 1
#2Lisa Townsend (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 2
Last. Anna Doab (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 6
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Abstract The increasing linguistically and culturally diverse cohort of university students in nursing degree programmes has resulted in a plethora of approaches to address issues related to English language, academic writing and professional communication. Approaches that integrate language development within core nursing subjects are usually regarded as effective, as they offer students opportunities to be socialised into the language of their specific discipline areas. However, developing and...
#1Lisa Townsend (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 2
#2Joanne Gray (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 8
Last. Jan Forber (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 5
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Abstract The objective of this paper was to evaluate pre-registration nursing students' experiences of a pilot program that placed them in community based non-government organisations for clinical placement as part of a core mental health subject. Clinical placements that adopt a Service Learning model in primary health care environments are valuable to nursing students but are not commonly available in Australia. In order to enhance student exposure to primary health care models and support exp...
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#1Caroline San Miguel (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 7
#2Lisa Townsend (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 2
Last. Cheryl WatersH-Index: 7
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AbstractIncreased enrolments of Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students who speak English as a second language (ESL) can help create a multilingual and culturally diverse workforce that is better prepared to meet the needs of increasingly diverse health populations. However, although ESL enrolments are increasing, attrition rates for ESL students tend to be higher than those of native speakers of English, partly due to academic failure. At the same time, concerns have been expressed in some quarters a...
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