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Dr Carol Chunfeng Wang


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3589, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.412
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3589
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.412  


Carol is a Lecturer in Nursing within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • NPP2201 Professional Nursing Practice 2 (undergraduate)
  • CTP6100 Clinical Teaching Practicum (postgraduate)


Carol is a Registered Nurse in China, Singapore and Australia, and has over 26 years’ nursing experience. Carol’s career began in China where she worked as a Registered Nurse for eight years, followed by a further eight years at the National Kidney Foundation and Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore. She moved to Perth and held positions at St John of God, Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospitals as a Registered Nurse, Staff Development Nurse, Diabetic Educator, and Clinical Nurse before beginning her lecturing career at West Coast Institute and finally at ECU.

Professional Associations

  • Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Research Areas and Interests

Her research interests include narrative inquiry, international education, international student experiences, nursing education, nursing mobility, nursing workforce, culture diversity, culturally competent care, culture related learning styles, culture and nursing practice; and working experiences of nurses whom are from different cultural background.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2016.
  • Training and Assessment, TAFE WA, 2012.
  • Master of Nursing, Curtin University of Technology, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Psychological Consultation and Health, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 1999.
  • Diploma of Nursing, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 1990.


Recent Research Grants

  • Prevalence of blood sampling from intravenous cannulas in acute healthcare,  WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $14,673.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Wang, C., Whitehead, L., Bayes, S., (2017), Global mobility in nursing: Why Chinese students leave to study nursing in Australia. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(11), 51-61, Ontario, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v7n11p51.
  • Wang, C., (2017), Can China lure its Foreign-trained-nurses home or will Australia win the nursing talent war?. Australian nursing & midwifery journal, 25(1), 38.
  • Wang, C., Whitehead, L., Bayes, S., (2017), The real `cost? of study in Australia and the ramifications for China, Australia, and the Chinese nursing students: what do these three players want? A narrative review. Globalization Societies and Education, 15(5), 590-606, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2016.1195727.
  • Wang, C., Whitehead, L., Bayes, S., (2017), ?They are friendly but they don?t want to be friends with you?: A narrative inquiry into Chinese nursing students? learning experience in Australia. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(8), 27, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v7n8p27.
  • Wang, C., Geraghty, S., (2017), Casual for a cause: Exploring the employment status of nursing in Australia and China. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 10(XXX), 1-4, China, Elsevier.
  • Wang, C., (2017), Conversation with presence: a narrative inquiry into the learning experience of Chinese students studying nursing at Australian universities. Chinese Nursing Research , 4(1), 43-50, DOI: 10.1016/j.cnre.2017.03.002.
  • Wang, C., (2016), Closing the gap in nursing education: comparing nursing registration systems in Australia and China. Chinese Nursing Research, 3(1), 1-6, Taiyuan, China, Shanxi Medical Periodical Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.cnre.2016.03.001.
  • Wang, C., Whitehead, L., Bayes, S., (2016), Nursing education in China: Meeting the global demand for quality healthcare. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 3(2016), 131-136, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2016.02.009.
  • Cope, V., Sundin, D., Smyth, A., Wang, C., Baum, G., Ewens, B., Foxall, F., (2016), The hidden benefits of writing retreats: Academic development and social interaction for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice , 6(11), 73-79, Toronto, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n11p73.
  • Wang, C., Andre, K., Greenwood, K., (2015), Chinese students studying at Australian universities with specific reference to nursing students: A narrative literature review. Nurse Education Today, 35(4), 609-619, UK, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.12.005.
  • Wang, C., Greenwood, K., (2015), Chinese nursing students' culture-related learning styles and behaviours: A discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2(3), 253-258, Singapore, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2015.07.009.
  • Wang, C., Geale, S., (2015), The power of story: narrative inquiry as a methodology in nursing research. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2(2), 195-198, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2015.04.014.
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