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RN PhD, MEd, MHlth Sc PHC, Grad Cert Uni Teach/Learn, B Hlth Sc Nsg, Dip Hlth Sc Nsg, FRCNA, FJBI

Professor Francis was appointed as the Professor of Nursing in a jointly funded clinical chair position between Australian Catholic University and St John of God Health Care.  She is based in Ballarat however she works across the ST John of God Health services located in Victoria and New South Wales.  Professor Francis is an experienced nurse academic and researcher.  She has qualifications in nursing, primary health care and education. Her research program targets rural health, chronic and complex illness, practice enhancement and health workforce. Professor Francis is acknowledged within her profession for her expertise in rural nursing and midwifery.  She has significant publications and research reflecting this expertise.  She is a fellow of Australian College of Nursing and Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidenced Based Practice. In addition, she holds adjunct professorial appointments with Adelaide, Monash, Charles Sturt Universities and the University of Malaysia. Professor Francis is an external examiner for International Medical University Malaysia, the University of Malaysia and Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 93+ research outputs authored by Prof Karen Francis from 2005 onwards.

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  • Working Together: Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses in the Australian Healthcare System (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Providing Health Education for People Living with Diabetes Mellitus in Indonesia (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Improving Infection Control at Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Solomon Islands: a Mixed method approach in a resource poor setting (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
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