Ms Carol Arthur

Ms Carol Arthur

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Carol is an academic in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include curriculum integration of simulation activities, promoting clinical reasoning in nursing students and competency assessment. Carol has over 20 years experience in undergraduate nurse education, including classroom and online teaching, clinical skills laboratories, curriculum and case study design, clinical simulation and clinical competence assessment. She has also extensive clinical experience in acute medical/surgical, intensive care, coronary care and recovery room nursing. She has worked in both the public and private health care sectors, and has administrative experience to the level of nurse in charge of intensive care areas in a major Sydney teaching hospital.

Research Expertise
Simulation and clinical assessment

Teaching Expertise
Acute care nursing

Administrative Expertise
Course coordination and course design


Qualifications

  • Master of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Health Science (Nursing), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Nursing
  • Simulation
  • clinical reasoning

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award
The University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hunter S, Arthur C, 'Clinical reasoning of nursing students on clinical placement: Clinical educators' perceptions', Nurse Education in Practice, 18 73-79 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.Graduate nurses may have knowledge and adequate clinical psychomotor skills however they have been identified as lacking the clinical reasoning skills to deli... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.Graduate nurses may have knowledge and adequate clinical psychomotor skills however they have been identified as lacking the clinical reasoning skills to deliver safe, effective care suggesting contemporary educational approaches do not always facilitate the development of nursing students' clinical reasoning. While nursing literature explicates the concept of clinical reasoning and develops models that demonstrate clinical reasoning, there is very little published about nursing students and clinical reasoning during clinical placements.Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten clinical educators to gain an understanding of how they recognised, developed and appraised nursing students' clinical reasoning while on clinical placement. This study found variability in the clinical educators' conceptualisation, recognition, and facilitation of students' clinical reasoning. Although most of the clinical educators conceptualised clinical reasoning as a process those who did not demonstrated the greatest variability in the recognition and facilitation of students' clinical reasoning. The clinical educators in this study also described being unable to adequately appraise a student's clinical reasoning during clinical placement with the use of the current performance assessment tool.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2016.03.002
Co-authors Sharyn Hunter
2013 Arthur C, Levett-Jones T, Kable A, 'Quality indicators for the design and implementation of simulation experiences: A Delphi study', Nurse Education Today, 33 1357-1361 (2013) [C1]

Simulation is widely used in nursing education. Previous studies have examined the impact of simulation on the acquisition of psychomotor skills, knowledge, critical thinking and ... [more]

Simulation is widely used in nursing education. Previous studies have examined the impact of simulation on the acquisition of psychomotor skills, knowledge, critical thinking and non-technical skills such as teamwork.Challenges associated with the integration of simulation into nursing curricula have also been examined, however only limited research addresses the most effective simulation design and teaching strategies for quality educational outcomes.This paper reports a Delphi study that synthesises expert opinion on the pedagogical principles and teaching strategies that are indicative of quality in simulation based learning activities. The resultant set of Quality Indicator Statements is presented and opportunities for application and further research are discussed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.07.012
Citations Scopus - 26
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 Kable AK, Arthur C, Levett-Jones T, Reid-Searl K, 'Student evaluation of simulation in undergraduate nursing programs in Australia using quality indicators', NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 15 235-243 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12025
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 McAllister M, Levett-Jones T, Arthur C, Downer T, Harrison P, Layh J, et al., 'Snapshots of simulation: Creative strategies used by Australian educators to enhance simulation learning experiences for nursing students', Nurse Education in Practice, (2013) [C2]

Simulation in nursing is a flourishing area for nurse educators' practice. Defined as learning that amplifies, mimics or replaces real-life clinical situations, simulation aims to... [more]

Simulation in nursing is a flourishing area for nurse educators' practice. Defined as learning that amplifies, mimics or replaces real-life clinical situations, simulation aims to give students opportunity to reason through a clinical problem and make decisions, without the potential for harming actual patients. Educators in nursing are contributing to simulation learning in diverse and creative ways. Yet much of their craft is not being widely disseminated because educators are not always confident in publishing their work. This paper aims to stimulate creative development in simulation by providing short summaries, or snapshots, of diverse approaches that nurse educators are using. The objective is to inspire others to share other ideas in development or in practice that are improving learning for nursing students and practitioners, so that simulation scholarship is advanced. The snapshots presented range from approaches that: better support educators to attend to the whole process of simulation education, give students quick access to short skill-based videos, orientate students to the laboratory environment, harness the power of the group to develop documentation skills, use simulation to enrich lectures, develop multidisciplinary knowledge, and finally, which teach therapeutic communication with children in a fun and imaginative way. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.04.010
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Levett-Jones TL, Gersbach J, Arthur C, Roche JM, 'Implementing a clinical competency assessment model that promotes critical reflection and ensures nursing graduates' readiness for professional practice', Nurse Education in Practice, 11 64-69 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2010.07.004
Citations Scopus - 40
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Levett-Jones TL, Lapkin S, Hoffman KA, Arthur C, Roche JM, 'Examining the impact of high and medium fidelity simulation experiences on nursing students' knowledge acquisition', Nurse Education in Practice, 11 380-383 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2011.03.014
Citations Scopus - 20
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Kerry Hoffman
2011 Arthur C, Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, 'Human patient simulation manikins and information communication technology use in Australian schools of nursing: A cross-sectional survey', Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7 e219-e227 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ecns.2010.03.002
Citations Scopus - 16
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Ashley Kable
2011 Levett-Jones TL, Moorby MA, Lapkin S, Noble DI, Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, et al., 'The development and psychometric testing of the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale', Nurse Education Today, 31 705-710 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.01.004
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 35
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Kerry Hoffman, Danielle Noble
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Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Kable AK, Arthur C, Levett-Jones T, Reid-Searl K, 'Student Evaluation of Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Programs using Quality Indicators: A Pilot Study', Proceedings of the 5th International Clinical Skills Conference (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones
2012 Arthur C, Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, 'The application and testing of quality indicators for the design and implementation of simulation experiences', 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012. Speaker Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Ashley Kable
2011 Arthur C, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Quality indicators for the design and implementation of simulation experiences', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.07.012
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Ashley Kable
2011 Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Bourgeois S, Jeong Y-S, Hunter S, et al., 'Pandoras Box: simulation, reflection, cognitive errors and clinical reasoning', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter, Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton, Kerry Hoffman, Danielle Noble
2011 Hunter S, Arthur C, Pitt VL, 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills: An innovative teaching strategy', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Sharyn Hunter
2011 Hunter S, Arthur C, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Prudent use of simulation dollars to achieve good learning outcomes', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones, Sharyn Hunter
2010 Arthur C, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Australian simulation and technology survey', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Arthur C, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Kable AK, Hunter S, 'The simulation 'pot of gold': How should we spend it?', SimTech Health 2010: Education and Innovation in Healthcare. Conference Handbook with Program and Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sharyn Hunter, Kerry Hoffman, Ashley Kable
2010 Arthur C, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Identifying quality indicators for the use of human patient simulation manikins and ICT - A Delphi study', Symposium: Simulation and Beyond. Creative Teaching Approaches for Improving Patient Safety. Program (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Ashley Kable
2009 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, Hickey N, Roche JM, et al., 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills through their engagement with computerised decision support frameworks', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton, Kerry Hoffman, Sharyn Hunter, Sarah Jeong
2009 Arthur C, Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, Bourgeois S, 'Human patient simulation manikin and information communication technology use in Australian nurse education', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Levett-Jones TL, Roche JM, Arthur C, Dempsey J, 'Structured observation and assessment of practice (SOAP): A comprehensive clinical competence assessment that motivates student learning, promotes critical reflection and confirms nursing graduates' readiness for professional practice', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, Papers, Workshops and Posters (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $18,162

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20161 grants / $5,000

Impact of the first clinical placement on transition of BN students from EEN to Rn role $5,000

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Lyneham, J., Geale, S. & Arthur, C.

Scheme Faculty Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20141 grants / $1,425

SimHealth2014, Adelaide Australia, 25-27 August 2014$1,425

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Carol Arthur
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400811
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,420

Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Wellington New Zealand, 9-11 October 2013$1,420

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Carol Arthur
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301081
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,607

14th National Nurse Education Conference, Pan Pacific, Perth, 11 - 13 April 2012$1,607

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Carol Arthur
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200513
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $6,000

A Pilot study testing quality indicators of simulation in undergraduate science programs$6,000

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Kable, A., levett-Jones, T. & Arthur, C.

Scheme Faculty Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20101 grants / $1,010

Simtect health 2010: Education and Innovation, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, 30/8/2010 - 02/09/10$1,010

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Carol Arthur
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000728
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,700

3rd International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy, 1-4 July 2009$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Carol Arthur
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189950
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Ms Carol Arthur

Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email carol.arthur@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6339
Fax (02) 4921 6301

Office

Room RW1-43
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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