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Biography

Lyn is a lecturer and the Site Convenor for the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Port Macquarie campus of the University of Newcastle.  Lyn's doctoral research interests focused on the experience of registered nurses who mentor undergraduate nursing students in a rural context. She recognises the value of working collaboratively with clinical partners, being aware of the commitement of registered nurses to the development of future nurse colleagues. This led her to explore their experience of mentoring undergraduate nursing students on clinical placement in the rural context.

Lyn has an interest in professional portfolios, having previously been an early career researcher on an ALTC project that explored the use of e-portolios to faciliate work intergrated learning (WIL) in construction and nursing disciplines. She has also written and reviewed literature in this area.

Prior to her academic appointment Lyn was employed by the North Coast Area Health Service as the Nurse Educator for Port Macquarie Base Hospital. She has extensive experience in clinical education, as well as having worked as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in infection prevention and control. Whilst at the university, Lyn has taught extensively in undergraduate courses, contributing to course development, especially that pertaining to infection control and prevention. She also teaches the post graduate course in Infection Control.

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing (Professional Studies), University of Technology Sydney, 23/04/2003
  • General Nursing Certificate, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Diploma of Teaching (Nursing), Newcastle College of Advanced Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Nursing), University of New England

Research

Research keywords

  • Clinical education
  • Mentoring
  • Mixed methods research
  • Professional portfolios
  • Qualitative description
  • Rural

Research expertise

Lyn Bowen is a registered nurse with experience in mixed methods research and qualitative methods. Her research interests focus on professional portfolios, registered nurses who mentor and support undergraduate nursing students, teaching and learning strategies and their influence on student learning. Most recently she has been leading a study looking at the effect of Talking Circles on the experience of first year students at university.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111000Nursing50
139900Other Education50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Fellow - Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Member - Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS)
  • Member - Australian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC)

Awards

Recognition.

2009Faculty Teaching and Learning Excellence Award
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle (Australia)
In recognition and appreciation of outstanding performance and contribution to the Faculty of Health and the University of Newcastle.

Collaboration

Lyn is a member of the Centre for Health Professional Education, which focuses its interests on research that will enhance the education of health professionals, with an emphasis on improved patient outcomes.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Site Convenor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Port Macquarie campus 2004 - current

Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Port Macquarie campus 2009 - current

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Infection Control
  • Medical nursing
  • Surgical nursing

Teaching expertise

Lyn has extensive experience in teaching, having taught in clinical and university contexts. Her teaching experience spans more than twenty years. She has taught undergraduate and post graduate courses, using face to face, blended and online modes. She is passionate about facilitating learning environments that will equip the next generation of nurses to deliver safe, competent nursing care.

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Publications

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Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Bowen LJ, Noble D, 'Hygiene', Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: a person-centred approach to care, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia 848-893 (2014)
2014Bowen LJ, 'Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance', Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: a person centred approach to care, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia 1226-1288 (2014)
2014Bowen LJ, Noble D, 'Skin integrity and wound care', Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery: A Person-Centred Approach to Care, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA 849-936 (2014)
2012Levett-Jones TL, Bowen LJ, Simmons CA, Sher WD, 'The professional nursing and construction curricula', Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW 13-29 (2012) [B1]
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Journal article (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Levett-Jones T, Bowen L, Morris A, 'Enhancing nursing students' understanding of threshold concepts through the use of digital stories and a virtual community called 'Wiimali'', Nurse Education in Practice, 15 91-96 (2015)
2014Levett-Jones T, Bowen L, Morris A, 'Enhancing nursing students' understanding of threshold concepts through the use of digital stories and a virtual community called 'Wiimali'', Nurse Education in Practice, (2014)
2013Sinclair PM, Bowen L, Donkin B, 'Professional nephrology nursing portfolios: Maintaining competence to practise', Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 9 35-40 (2013) [C1]
2011Bowen LJ, 'Developing an infection control conscience in undergraduate nursing students', Australian Nursing Journal, 19 43 (2011) [C3]
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Williams AP, Simmons CA, Gu N, Sher WD, Levett-Jones TL, Bowen LJ, 'Exploring students' demonstration of professional work integrated learning through e-portfolios', 2011 International Conference on E -Business and E -Government (ICEE) Proceedings, Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
2011Keatinge DR, Kable AK, Bowen LJ, 'Keeping undergraduate nurse mentors informed: Are we there yet?', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011, Hamilton, NZ (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: ASHLEY KABLE

2010Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Gu N, Bowen LJ, 'Can ePortfolios assist university students' work integrated learning? Exploring professional competencies in nursing and construction management', ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010: Book of Abstracts and Papers, Melbourne, VIC (2010) [E1]
2010Simmons CA, Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Bowen LJ, Gu N, 'Can e-Portfolios assist students' learning in the work place? Exploring students' demonstration of their professional work experience through e-Portfolios in the Construction Management and Nursing disciplines', Learning Forum London 2010. Internet of Subjects Forum Proceedings, London (2010) [E1]
2010Bowen LJ, Keatinge DR, Kable AK, 'Looking after an undergraduate student nurse: What is it really like for a registered nurse?', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme, Sydney (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: ASHLEY KABLE

2010Simmons CA, Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Bowen LJ, Gu N, 'Worlds apart? Developing a professional competency assessment framework that links university education with 'real world' practices in the Construction Management and Nursing disciplines', Learning Forum London 2010. Internet of Subjects Forum, London (2010) [E3]
2008Bowen LJ, Kenny K, Levett-Jones TL, 'When a flexible delivery learning model becomes flexible!', 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: TRACY LEVETT-JONES

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$1,910

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2011 (1 grants)

Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand, 23 - 25 November 2011$1,150
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Lynette Bowen
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,15020112011
GNo:G1100849

2008 (1 grants)

13th National Nurse Educators Conference, Southee Complex, Sydney Showground, 9/9/2008 - 11/9/2008$760
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Lynette Bowen
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$76020082008
GNo:G0189579
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Ms Lynette Bowen

Work Phone(02) 6581 6297
Fax(02) 6583 9801
Email
PositionSite Convenor
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNursing
Office
DG.23,
D Block,
Port Macquarie TAFE Campus
Cnr Oxley Highway and Widderson Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lynette-bowen