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Mrs Thenuja Jayasinghe

Mrs Thenuja Jayasinghe
Name Thenuja Jayasinghe
Position Associate Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office W546
Location Toowoomba Campus
Qualifications BNurs USQ , MNursAdvPrac Newcastle
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I am a compassionate nursing professional. My great passion is caring of human beings when they are vulnerable in their health. My qualifications, experiences and my skills help to serve the human beings to best of my ability, while I take on challenges within the University sector with a passion to teach. I love to teach, lead, innovate and embrace diversity to enrich the opportunities of colleagues and students in the delivery of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses within nursing. My continuous dedication in nursing is delivered in combination with my strong work ethics and professional values. The linguistically diverse background and culture within myself is a source of strength to the students and colleagues, whereas it has an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds as I acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and the capacity for innovation. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Nursing degree from University of Southern Queensland and postgraduate of Master degree of Nursing (Advanced Practice) from University of Newcastle. I also possess Rural & Isolated Practice Registered (Division1) Nurse qualification to advance my clinical practice. Being in the current clinical environment with Queensland health and St. Vincent¿s private hospital I have significant understanding of the trends and issues in nursing education through my work experiences, higher education and research journal based knowledge that gives me a great ability to deliver effective clinical facilitation, education and best practice for the students. My research interest preferably lies on rural and remote health/nursing where I have great interest in inter professional learning pedagogy.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )

Research interests
Rural and Remote health / nursing
Inter professional education/ practice

Professional memberships

Industry affiliations
Queensland Health
St. Vincent private Hospital Toowoomba

Currently teaching courses/programs
NUR2499- Clinical Care in Context
NUR1299 - Foundation of Nursing Practice
NUR2299 - Chronic Care in Practice
NUR3020- Transistion to Professional Practice
NUR3499- Transition to Professional Practice B

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
2 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
2 Years

Publications in ePrints

Best, Odette ORCID: and Cox, Leonie and Ward, AlethaORCID: and Graham, CoralieORCID: and Bayliss, LukeORCID: and Black, Barbara and Burton, LucindaORCID: and Carey, MelissaORCID: and Davis, Teresa and Derrington, Kate and Elliott, JessieORCID: and Jayasinghe, Thenuja and Luyke, Trish and Maher, Dianne and McGregor, RowenaORCID: and Ng, LindaORCID: and O'Malley, Lee and Roderick, GeraldineORCID: and Sheridan, Georgina and Stanbury, Linda and Taylor, MelissaORCID: and Terry, Victoria and Tulleners, TraceyORCID: and Walker, Jan (2022) Educating the educators: Implementing cultural safety in the nursing and midwifery curriculum. Nurse Education Today, 117:105473. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0260-6917

Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Nursing not elsewhere classified ( 420599 )
  • Nursing ( 420500 )