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Dr Natasha Reedy

Dr Natasha Reedy
Name Natasha Reedy
Position Senior Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office W559
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1793
Extension 1793
Email
Qualifications BHlthSc CQU , BLrnMgt CQU , MEd(LrnInnvF) QUT , PhD USQ

Dr Natasha Reedy Natasha is passionate about the care and concern of Graduate Registered Nurses (GRNs) as they transition into their role and life as a Registered Nurse. Her 2019 PhD thesis is titled: `Becoming and Being a Nurse: A research informed theory to guide contemporary university and industry approaches to preparing and supporting graduate nurses¿. Natasha used a mixed methods methodology within the overarching paradigm post-positivism. Using this innovative research design, she was able to explore the experience of first-year GRNs in regards to life balance between work, study and personal life. Natasha defined this in her study as the Load Triad. Importantly, this research identified a variety of factors impacting the GRNs' overall balance. Findings show that the first year for GRNs is difficult and causes them to question their preparedness. Natasha has provided a set of recommendations, with the main recommendation to partner with GRNs to improve GRNs¿ preparedness and transition support. From this research, Natasha has proposed three new theories: Becoming and being a nurse transition theory, Nursing preparedness and 21st century life career preparedness theory. Natasha is planning to release her research thesis as a book soon in order to reach a larger audience and increase the research impact. Additionally, Natasha has begun the planning to launch the implementation of her main recommendation, to partner with GRNs and to share their insights, back to the university sector and industry to continue to improve GRNs preparedness and transition support to ensure their retention and well-being in the ever changing health context. In addition, Natasha continually strives to concentrate on linking her research findings to her undergraduate teaching and sharing of her findings with her fellow colleagues. She aims to focus on priority areas, such as fundamental nursing cares, communication and the development of critical thinking. Furthermore, Natasha continually strives to foster first year student nurses¿ inclusive practice as one of the key building blocks in delivering person-centered care, within her teaching and scholarship. In order to have a wider impact than her teaching alone, Natasha has co-authored a chapter in the text book `Opening eyes onto inclusion and diversity¿, titled `Fostering first year nurses¿ inclusive practice: A key building block for person-centered care¿. Aside from these particular focus areas, Natasha is also passionate about caring for older people. Consequently, she focuses the preparation of undergraduate and postgraduate students in how to care for the older person. In particular, her teaching and scholarship advocates for the older person¿s rights, in particular receiving personalised, holistic high quality and safe care. Care that is well planned and co-ordinated, and delivered and evaluated by highly trained professionals. In order to reach a larger audience she co-published a chapter in 2017, in an e-text book `Caring for older people: Principles for nursing practice¿ titled `Risk assessment for older people. Associated with this publication, she has also produced e-resources to assist educators in how to teach risk assessment and clinical reasoning to students by linking theory to practice. These resources are underpinned by digital learning theory which combines traditional learning theories and cognitive learning theories. If you are interested in contacting Natasha, she can be reached via the following email: Natasha.reedy@usq.edu.au


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )

Research interests
Graduate Registered Nurses First Year Experience
Transition
Lifelong Learning
Remote Access Labs for Nurses
Digital Pedagogy
Virtual Learning Space Design
Student Online Experience
Graduate Nurse Experiences and Targeted Support
Professional Care for Older People
Risk Assessment for Older People ; including falls risk prevention
Aboriginal and nonAboriginal Resilience and Wellbeing

Currently teaching courses/programs
2019
NUR1102 Literacies and Communication for Health Care
NUR1201 The Patient Experience and Partnering in Care
2018
NUR1102 Literacies and Communication for Health Care
NUR1201 The Patient Experience and Partnering in Care
2017
NUR1102 Literacies and Communication for Health Care
NUR1201 The Patient Experience and Partnering in Care
NUR1099 Professional Nursing for Older People
2016
NUR1120 Social Determinants of Health

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
7 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
2 Years

Research most recent
Mackenzie, L., & Reedy, N. E. (2017). Risk assessment of the older person. In A. Johnson, & E. Chang (Eds. ), Caring for older people in Australia: Principles for nursing practice (pp. 171-230). Milton, Queensland: Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd.
Bowtell, L.A., Moloney, C., Kist, A.A., Parker, V., Maxwell, A., & Reedy, N. (2012). Enhancing Nursing Education with Remote Access Laboratories. International Online Journal of Engineering, Vol 8.

Reedy, N. (2014). Caring for Older People in Australia: Principles for Nursing Practice, Electronic Resource: Power Points Chapters 1 - 18). Australia: Wiley



Publications in ePrints

Reedy, Natasha Elizabeth ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3143-5173 (2019) Becoming and being a nurse: a research informed theory to guide contemporary university and industry approaches to preparing and supporting graduate nurses. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Reedy, Natasha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3143-5173 (2017) Caring for older people in Australia: principles for nursing practice, 2nd ed. [PowerPoint slides Chs 1-18 to accompany text]. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Qld., Australia.

Mackenzie, Lynette and Reedy, NatashaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3143-5173 (2017) Risk assessment of the older person. In: Caring for older people in Australia: principles for nursing practice, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Qld., Australia, pp. 167-228.

Williams, Lewis and Stuart, Lynne and Reedy, NatashaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3143-5173 (2015) Remapping country, kin and culture on the Darling Downs and Southwest Queensland: some suggestions for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal resilience and well-being. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 18 (4). pp. 21-38. ISSN 1440-5202

Reedy, Natasha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3143-5173 and Clark, Terry and Horner, Vicki-Ellen and Lehane, Pat and Rose, Jayln (2013) Virtual learning spaces: getting them right for students. In: 36th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA 2013): The Place of Learning and Teaching, 1-4 Jul 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )