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Ms Jo Southern

Ms Jo Southern
Name Jo Southern
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I409
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6146
Extension 6146
Qualifications BHlthSc CQU , LLB JCU , GCertClinNurs CQU , MNurs JCU

I have been nursing since I completed hospital training in 1989. Since that time I have had a diverse career covering paediatrics, operating theatre, infectious diseases, gastrointestinal and liver transplants and intensive care. Early in my career I saw the need for nurses to qualify with a tertiary education so I undertook one of the first bridging (from general nursing certificate to bachelor) degrees, in Qld. Since then I have completed post grad qualifications in ICU nursing where I spent 14 years honing my critical care skills. In 2006 I decided to try studying something different so I completed a Bachelor of Laws degree. I worked in the industry for a short time but missed nursing a lot so I came back. I discovered that I had a passion for education and sharing my knowledge with those wishing to become RNs. I started teaching nursing in July 2012 and I haven't looked back since. I completed a Master of Nursing majoring in Clinical Education so that I could be good at my job. It is my greatest joy to see new graduate nurses embarking on their own nursing journey and knowing that I had a small part to play in helping them achieve that goal. I am now in conducting research on the use of augmented & virtual reality in nurse education, looking at the academic's view of using such technology, as I work to obtain my PhD. I love studying and learning and I hope that I can instill a lifelong passion for learning in all those I teach.

Augmented Reality & Immersive Virtual Reality in Nurse Education
Digital Online Learning
Law & Ethics in Health

Member Australian College of Nurses
Chairperson ACN Legal and Ethical Issues Faculty

Accreditor with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

NUR1103: Context of Professional Nursing Practice; NUR1102: Literacies & Communication for Health Care; NUR2000: Medications Management; NUR2204 Clinical Practice B; NUR3030: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health; NUR3397: Complex Care A: NUR8340: the Law and Health Care Practice (Post-grad).

12 Years

2022-cont. - Bachelor of Nursing Program Coordinator
2019-2022 - Outreach & Engagement Coordinator; Member Assessment Sub-Committee; Member Indigenous Engagement & Research Committee.