Mrs Carol Norton

Mrs Carol Norton

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Midwifery)

Career Summary

Biography

Carol Anne Norton completed her Registered Nursing training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, many years ago, when nursing was taught in the hospital setting, rather than at Universities as it is now.  Carol  then went on to work in the  Accident & Emergency Units, ICU and in the Cardiac units for over ten years, with a special interest in pediatrics and  HIV/AIDS nursing care.  Carol then  decided to go back to studying by completing her Graduate Diploma in Midwifery through the University of Newcastle, working as a student midwife at both the Gosford and Wyong Maternity units on the central coast.  Carol then progressed to working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist Midwife on the Community Midwives teams on the Central Coast, enjoying working in a fantastic team of midwives who provided women-centered care for their women, thus providing a safe and comfortable environment for birthing for many central coast mothers and babies in a low risk clinical maternity environment

Whilst completing her Masters of Midwifery, Carol then was offered the opportunity to work as a Research Project Officer for the Public Health Unit on the Central Coast, where she managed a Collaborative Central Area Health Service Midwifery Iodine project. Following this Carol was appointed to the position of Research Project Officer for the Central Coast Research and Medical Unit under Associate Professor Martin Veysey, heading a research project on aged care and quality of life based on  Aged Care Facilities on the central coast.

Carol is presently working as a full-time Lecturer for the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle, where she has taught for the last ten years at the central coast Ourimbah campus.  Carol loves teaching primarily undergraduate nursing students, and occasionally undergraduate midwifery students in both the Nursing & Midwifery programs for the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Carol has also taken on the Marketing Officer role for the School of Nursing and Midwifery for the last 8 years, working with the University on marketing events that involve local high school students, Tafe students, Open foundation students & Indigenous school students associated with our University at the three UON campuses. Carol enjoys mentoring students who come along to assist at these Open days and School Visit days, which then gives them confidence to present themselves as health professionals whilst completing their Bachelor of Nursing programs.

Carol has recently taken on the position of Pastoral Care Coordinator for the School of Nursing & Midwifery after completing a Pastoral Care Course on the central coast in early 2016.  Carol particularly enjoys this role, as this enables her to use her many  inter-professional  skills working with other staff and units in the School of Nursing & Midwifery & the University of Newcastle.  This then enables nursing students to complete their studies within the School environment in a more collaborative teaching model, allowing extra access to extended student-services that the University provides to all its students enrolled in their undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

Teaching Expertise- teaching Foundations of Nursing practice to first year nursing students;  mentoringg third year nursing students to prepare them for their new graduate hospital interviews for their New Graduate programs when they complete their Bachelor of Nursing programs.

Administrative Expertise- Marketing for the School of Nursing & Midwifery arranging the staffing and students for the annual Open days and School Visit days.

Collaborations- A member of the Research Advisory Committee collaborating with the Central Coast Local Health District and the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the Central Coast Campus.

Key points- Person-centered care, women-centered care, Critical Reasoning skills for Registered Nurses and Certified Midwives.


Qualifications

  • Master of Midwifery, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Midwifery, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 50
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Chan W, Celebrating 25 years: School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Sally Chan

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Noble DI, Hickey N, Jeong Y-S, et al., 'The design and implementation of an Interactive Computerised Decision Support Framework (ICDSF) as a strategy to improve nursing students' clinical reasoning skills', Nurse Education Today, 31 587-594 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.012
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Sharyn Hunter, Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong
2011 Jeong Y-S, Hickey N, Levett-Jones TL, Pitt VL, Hoffman KA, Norton CA, Ohr SO, 'Understanding and enhancing the learning experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students in an Australian bachelor of nursing program', Nurse Education Today, 31 238-244 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.016
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Jeong Y-S, Hickey N, Levett-Jones TL, Pitt VL, Hoffman KA, Norton CA, Ohr SO, 'Understanding and enhancing the learning experiences of culturally diverse nursing students in a bachelor of nursing program', HNE Handover. For Nurses and Midwives, 3 21-27 (2010) [C2]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Jeong Y-S, Noble DI, Norton CA, et al., 'The 'five rights' of clinical reasoning: An educational model to enhance nursing students' ability to identify and manage clinically 'at risk' patients', Nurse Education Today, 30 515-520 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.10.020
Citations Scopus - 58Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong
2008 Teale C, Ebert LM, Norton CA, 'Perineal trauma and childbirth: A discussion paper', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 1 28-31 (2008) [C2]
Co-authors Lyn Ebert
2006 Travers CA, Guttikonda K, Norton CA, Lewis PR, Mollart LJ, Wiley V, et al., 'Iodine status in pregnant women and their newborns: Are our babies at risk of iodine deficiency?', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 617-620 (2006)

Objectives: To determine whether pregnant women and their newborns show evidence of iodine deficiency, and to examine the correlation between maternal urine iodine concentration (... [more]

Objectives: To determine whether pregnant women and their newborns show evidence of iodine deficiency, and to examine the correlation between maternal urine iodine concentration (UIC) and newborn thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level. Design: A cross-sectional stud y. Setting: Hospital antenatal care services (March-May 2004) and private obstetrician clinics (June 2004) in the Central Coast area of New South Wales. Participants: 815 pregnant women (= 28 weeks' gestation) and 82 4 newborns. Main outcome measures: World Health Organization/Internationa l Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders criteria for assessing severity of iodine deficiency (recommended levels: < 20% of urine samples in a population with UIC < 50 µg/L; and < 3% of newborns with whole-blood TSH level > 5 mlU/L). Results: The median UIC for pregnant women was 85 µg/L, indicating mild iodine deficiency. Almost 17% of pregnant women had a UIC < 50 µg/L, and 18 newborns (2.2%) had TSH values > 5 mlU/L. There was no statistically significant linear correlation between neonatal whole-blood TSH level and maternal UIC (r = -0.03; P = 0.4). Mothers with a UIC < 50 µg/L were 2.6 times (relative risk = 2.65; 95% CI, 1.49-4.73; P = 0.01) more likely to have a baby with a TSH level > 5 mlU/ L. Conclusion: The pregnant women surveyed were mildly iodine deficient. TSH values for their newborns were mostly within acceptable limits. Ongoing surveillance of the iodine status of NSW communities to establish trends over time is recommended.

Citations Scopus - 46
2006 Travers CA, Guttikonda K, Norton CA, Lewis PR, Mollart LJ, Wiley V, et al., 'Idoine status in pregnant women and their newborns: are our babies at risk of iodine deficience?', Medical Journal of Australia, 184 617-620 (2006) [C1]
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Conference (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Jeong S, Hickey N, Hoffman K, Norton C, Noble D, Pich J, et al., 'Improving experiences of clinical supervisors with undergraduate nursing students in the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD)', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2012 Hickey N, Jeong Y-S, Van Der Riet PJ, Norton CA, 'The experiences of Australian students with international students from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a Bachelor of Nursing Program', 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012. Speaker Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Pamela Vanderriet, Sarah Jeong
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 Sharyn Hunter, Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Jeong Y-S, Noble DI, Kenny RP, et al., 'Examining the relationship between interpersonal communication skills and nursing students' clinical reasoning ability', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong
2010 Jeong Y-S, Pitt VL, Hickey N, Norton CA, 'Understanding and enhancing the learning experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) nursing students at an Australian University', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Poster Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2010 Jeong Y-S, Hickey N, Norton CA, Noble DI, 'What impact does language have on international students' clinical reasoning during simulation?', Symposium: Simulation and Beyond. Creative Teaching Approaches for Improving Patient Safety. Program (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
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 Sarah Jeong, Tracy Levett-Jones, Sharyn Hunter
2009 Palmer L, Norton CA, 'Making research fun: Reflections on assessment, course design and enthusing undergraduate students about research', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
2009 Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Hunter S, Hickey N, Noble DI, et al., 'The 5 r's of clinical reasoning', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, papers, workshops and posters (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Sharyn Hunter
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Chan WC, Day J, Henderson J, Norton C, Palmer L, Webb L, 'Celebrating 25 years: School of Nursing and Midwifery', . Newcastle, NSW: The University of Newcastle (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Jenny Day, Sally Chan
2015 Chan WC, Day J, Henderson J, Norton C, Palmer L, Webb L, 'Celebrating 25 years: School of Nursing and Midwifery', . Newcastle, NSW: The University of Newcastle (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Sally Chan, Jenny Day
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $69,500

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20131 grants / $69,500

Recruit and retain clinical facilitators and mentors who can provide clinical supervision to undergraduate nursing students at CCLHD$69,500

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Doctor Sarah Jeong, Doctor Noelene Hickey, Ms Kerry Hoffman, Ms Danielle Noble, Mrs Carol Norton, Ms Janet Chesworth, Ms Linda Davidson, Ms Suzann Evans
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300016
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y
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Mrs Carol Norton

Position

Lecturer
SONM Ourimbah staff
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Midwifery

Contact Details

Email carol.norton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4017
Mobile mobile 0414434639
Fax (02) 4349 4538

Office

Room 1-49
Building Health Precinct building, Ourimbah Campus. Ourimbah.
Location Teaches between Ourimbah and Callaghan campuses. Marketing Officer for the School of Nursing.
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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