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Dr Nick Gibson

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Mobile: +61 8 63042186, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.405
Staff Member Details
Mobile: +61 8 63042186
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.405  


Nick is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • NSC3103: Clinical Science 3.


Nick started his working career as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, which he enjoyed for many years before becoming interested in emergency medicine, technology and data linkage.

Asa research academic at the University of Western Australia, he completed his PhD in the area of pre-hospital care and emergency medicine.

Nick has collaborated and published on many projects including outcomes of nursing home patients transported by ambulance, patients presenting with pulmonary embolism, the use of troponins in the emergency department (ED), nurse ledanalgesia in the ED, the impact of continuing care teams in the ED on falls in the elderly, frequent ED attenders and many more.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the College of Nursing Australia (FCNA).

Research Areas and Interests

Nick’s current areas of interest are in international health and nursing research in the areas of clinical nursing and workflow.  He is currently an investigator on a large multi-centred NHMRC grant looking at the effect of the four hour rule on ED outcomes.


  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Edith Cowan University, 2017.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2007.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration, Curtin University of Technology, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1984.
  • Diploma of Nursing, Western Australian CAE, 1981.


Recent Research Grants

  • International Orientation Resource,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Initiative Fund,  2016 - 2019,  $8,000.
  • The effect of an immediate pre-operative haemoglobin blood test on hip fracture patient outcomes: a randomized control trial,  Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,  Research Advisory Committee Funding Grant 2017/18,  2017 - 2018,  $39,993.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Towell, A., Rippey, J., Rosman, J., (2018), Can a renal nurse assess fluid status using ultrasound on the inferior vena cava? A cross–sectional interrater study. Hemodialysis International, 00(00), 00-00, Online, DOI: 10.1111/hdi.12606.
  • Steinwandel, U., Gibson, N., Rippey, JC., Barnard, M., Rosman, J., (2017), Use of ultrasound by registered nurses – A systematic literature review. Journal of Renal Care, 43(3), 132-142.
  • Geale, S., Beament, T., Gibson, N., Fowler, A., Baker, M., Smith, G., (2015), International Practicum: Not just another overseas jaunt - Supporting learning objectives and the development of graduate attributes. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(11), 96-102, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sciedu Press, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v5n11p96.
  • Harper, KJ., Gibson, N., Barton, AD., Petta , AC., Pearson, SK., Celenza, A., (2013), Effects of emergency department Care Coordination Team referrals in older people presenting with a fall. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(4), 324–333, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine, DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.12098.

Conference Publications

  • Tohira, H., Jacobs, I., Mountain, D., Gibson, N., Yeo, A., (2013), Comparison of Tables that Map the Abbreviated Injury Scale 1998 Version to the 2008 Version. 2013 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, 855-867, online, International Research Council.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Nurse Staffing, Patient Falls And Medication Errors In Western Australian Hospitals: Is There A Relationship?

Associate Supervisor

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