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Dr Elisabeth Jacob

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3487, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.441
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3487
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.441  


Elisabeth is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is the course coordinator for the Master of Healthcare Studies.

Current Teaching

  • NMY6100 Applied work Integrated Learning Foundations
  • NMY6102 Applied work Integrated Learning Project
  • NMY6103 Applied work Integrated Learning Review
  • NMY6104 Applied work Integrated Learning Proposal
  • NCS1201 Foundations of Nursing


Elisabeth Jacob commenced as a university lecturer in 2008 in the Nursing Division.  Prior to this, Elisabeth practiced as a registered nurse for over 20 years in both rural and metropolitan hospitals. She has experience as a nurse unit manager, clinical nurse educator, post graduate educator and clinical nurse, practicing in medical, emergency and intensive care wards.

  • 2015: Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Master of Healthcare Studies – School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA.
  • 2013-2014: Lecturer – School of Nursing and Midwifery, Federation University, Gippsland, Victoria.
  • 2008-2013: Lecturer/Researcher – School of Nursing and Midwifery – Monash University Gippsland, Nursing Academic coordinator, East Gippsland Regional Clinical School, Victoria.
  • 2008-2012: Casual Nurse – Central Gippsland Health Service, Emergency, CCU, Victoria.
  • 2008-2009: Sessional Lecturer – East Gippsland TAFE, Diploma of Nursing students, Vic.
  • 2005-2008: Clinical Educator – Graduate Nurse Coordinator, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Victoria.
  • 2003-2005: Nurse Unit Manager – Acute Medical/CCU, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
  • 2000-2004: Post Graduate Clinical Educator/ Clinical Nurse Specialist – Critical Care Unit, Central Gippsland Health Service, Vic.
  • 1986-2000: Clinical practice as Registered Nurse  in Intensive Care, Critical Care, Operating Theatre, Emergency, General medical/surgical in hospitals in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, Australia and Nepal.

Professional Associations

  • Australian Nurse Teachers’ Society
  • Victorian Simulation Alliance
  • Member Australian College of Nursing No.61997
  • Member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Awards and Recognition


  • 2015: Reviewer of the Month for Nurse Education in Practice for returning a thorough, considered and well organized review which provides a solid foundation upon which an author may revise their manuscript or take a review forward to strengthen their onward writing skills.
  • 2013: Monash Institute of Graduate Research PhD Scholarship (Annual stipend $24,000).
  • 2012: Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Social Inclusion Award ($2,000) for significant contribution to supporting the University’s commitment to social justice and human rights, Nomination for establishment and commencement of Bairnsdale site for the School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • 2009: B-HERT Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Collaboration in Research & Development, Higher Education & Training, Vocational Education & Training. Honourable Mention: Section: Best Collaboration with a Regional Focus in Research & Development or Education & Training, Project Title: Building Capacity for Clinical Placements in East Gippsland for Undergraduate Health Professional Students

Research Areas and Interests

  • Development of the Nursing workforce,
  • Skill mix and its effect on patient outcomes,
  • Mixed methods research


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2014.
  • Master of Education, Charles Sturt University, 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Prevalence of blood sampling from intravenous cannulas in acute healthcare,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $14,673.
  • A mixed method study on Nursing graduate support programs in rural and remote areas of Western Australia.,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2015 - 2018,  $10,274.
  • Assessing critical thinking in nurse?s development: analysis of an assessment tool,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $10,000.
  • Development of Simulation Resources,  Department of Health WA,  Simulated Learning Environments Research Grants 2016,  2016,  $99,956.
  • Younger Onset Dementia: Younger Onset Dementia: An Education Package for Paid Carers,  The Lovell Foundation,  Trevor Mast Research Scholarship,  2016,  $50,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Jacob, E., Duffield, C., Jacob, D., (2017), A protocol for the development of a critical thinking assessment tool for nurses using a Delphi technique. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(8), 1982-1988, UK, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1111/jan.13306.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., Deamore, A., (2017), Role expectations of different levels of nurse on graduation: A mixed methods approach. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 24(2), 135-145, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2016.01.006.
  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole-Heath, A., (2017), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, article in press(article in press), p. 9, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13775.
  • Isaacs, A., Raymond, A., Jacob, E., Jones, J., McGrail, M., Drysdale, M., (2016), Cultural desire need not improve with cultural knowledge: a cross-sectional study of student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 19(2016), 91-96, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2016.05.009.
  • Jacob, E., Raymond, A., Jones, J., Jacob, A., Drysdale, M., Isaacs, A., (2016), Exploration of nursing degree students' content expectations of a dedicated Indigenous health unit. Collegian, 23(2016), 313-319, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.06.001.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., D'amore, A., (2016), Educators? expectations of roles, employability and career pathways of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia. Nurse Education in Practice, 16(1), 170-175, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.05.011.
  • Raymond, , A., Jacob, E., Jacob, D., Lyons, J., (2016), Peer learning a pedagogical approach to enhance online learning: A qualitative exploration. Nurse Education Today, 44(2016), 165-169, UK, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.05.016.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., D'amore, A., (2015), The changing skill mix in nursing: considerations for and against different levels of nurse. Journal of Nursing Management, 23(4), 421-426, West Sussex, UK, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12162.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., D'amore, A., (2014), Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: Content analysis of open-ended survey questions. Contemporary Nurse, 48(2), 212-218, Australia, eContent Management Pty Ltd, DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2014.11081943.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., D'amore, A., (2014), Comparisons of the educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: The educators? perspectives. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(6), 648-653, United Kingdom, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.07.005.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., D'amore, A., (2014), Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses on commencement to practice. Australian Health Review, 38(4), 432-439, Australia, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/AH13216.
  • Jacob, E., McKenna, L., D'amore, A., (2014), Similarities and differences in educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: An examination of curricula content. Contemporary Nurse, 48(2), 199-211, Maleny, Queensland, eContent Management Pty Ltd, DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2014.11081942.
  • Jacob, E., Barnett, A., Sellick, K., McKenna, L., (2013), Scope of practice for Australian enrolled nurses: Evolution and practice issues. Contemporary Nurse, 45(2), 155-163, Routledge, DOI: 10.5172/conu.2013.45.2.155.

Conference Publications

  • Raghunathan, K., Allen, S., Jacob, E., (2016), Learning preferences of Enrolled Nursing students: Educational preparation and training for workplace readiness. Proceedings of the 24th National Vocational Educational and Training Research Conference, 33-44, Adelaide, SA, NCVER.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master Of Nursing, The Lived Experience Of The Diabetic Patient Undergoing Cags
  • Master Of Nursing, Learning Needs Of Enrolled Nurses: A Qualitative Approach
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