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Associate Professor Kate Andre

Associate Head of School

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8)  6304 3476 , Mobile: 0428 279 866, Email:, Campus: JO, Room: JO21.446,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 3476  
Mobile: 0428 279 866  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.446  


Current Teaching

  • NMS3021 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 


  • 2012: Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, ECU
  • 2011: Associate Professor Nursing Education, ECU
  • 2005-2010: Lecturer C, Program Director, Project Leader, School or Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia
  • 2004-2005: Project Officer - 'Nurse Care Improvement Project' in Dubai, Aus-training International
  • 2002-2004: Clinical Placement Unit Coordinator/Lecturer C, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia
  • 1990-2002: Lecturer B, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia
  • 1988-1989: Senior Tutor in Nursing, South Australian College of Advanced Education
  • 1985-1986: Casual Tutor, Department of Pedagogy and Scientific Studies in Education, James Cook University
  • 1981-1988: Level 1 and Level 2 Registered Nurse, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Townsville General Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia
  • National League for Nursing (USA)

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2009: Nominated for the University of South Australia Award for Teaching Excellence: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Team Entry)
  • 1999: Supported Academic Teacher Award, 'Excellence in Teaching' - Development and Management of the Re-entry program for Registered Nurses


  • 2002: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Innovation; Process Improvement - "School of Nursing Innovative Allocation (SONIA)' in arranging students' clinical placements

Research Areas and Interests

  • Impacts of nurse education

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), The Flinders University of South Australia, 2003 .
  • M (Master Degree), The Flinders University of South Australia, 1994 .
  • B (Bachelor Degree), The Flinders University of South Australia, 1989 .
  • Dip (Diploma), The Flinders University of South Australia, 1981 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Developing and evaluating an assessment and planning instrument to facilitate resources to support Aboriginal people who undertake nursing education,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $68,394.
  • Investigating the factors influencing recruitment, retention and transition to workforce of Aboriginal people undertaking nursing studies at an educational centre in Western Australia,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2011,  $57,257.
  • Enhancing Capacity for Quality Simulation "Embedding Simulation in Clinical Training - Improving Efficiency" Program,  University of Wollongong,  Health Workforce Australia,  2012 - 2013,  $39,999.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Wang, C., Andre, K., Greenwood, K., (2014), Chinese students studying at Australian universities with specific reference to nursing students: A narrative literature review. Nurse Education Today, n/a(n/a), n/a, UK, DOI:
  • Andre, K., Barnes, L., (2010), Creating a 21st century nursing work force: Designing a Bachelor of Nursing program in response to the health reform agenda. Nurse Education Today, 30(3), 258-263, London, UK.
  • Andre, K., (2010), E-portfolios for the aspiring professional. Collegian, 17(3), 119-124.

Conference Publications

  • Andre, K., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2013), Work Integrated Learning: A Whole of Curriculum Approach. Work Integrated Learning: A Whole of Curriculum Approach, Xp., Durban, South Africa.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • The Implementation Of Graduate Attributes: Does This Require A Change In Curriculum Design?.
  • Peer Teaching And Learning In Clinical Education: A Systematic Review Of Literature.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Impact Of Implementing A Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Education Package In Jordan.
  • The Effectiveness Of Simulation Activities On The Cognitive Abilities Of Undergraduate Third-year Nursing Students: A Randomised Control Trial.
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