My PhD research, awarded in 2001, explored the nature of nursing work in the Vietnam war, as experienced by Australian Army nurses who were deployed to Vietnam between 1967 and 1971. Since then, I have had a book published by Random House/Penguin, entitled Tears on my pillow: Australian nurses in Vietnam, and was script consultant for a documentary screened on SBS in 2005, entitled Vietnam Nurses, along with numerous papers in scholarly journals on the topic of military nursing in war and historical research methodology. My research interests include the experience of women in the military, innovative research methods in the digital age, and nursing (both civilian and military) history. 

  • HS5381: Health Education and Self Management (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5330: Persuasive Communication (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5331: Effective Clinical Governance (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5332: Informatics for Health Professionals (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5333: Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5334: Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5338: Ethics and Health Management (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5339: Leading and Managing in Health (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5340: Conflict and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5341: Business and Finance for the Health Manager (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5342: Principles of Education for the Health Professional (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5343: Teaching in Practice Settings (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5344: Clinical Coaching (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5345: Contemporary Healthcare Education (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5346: Advanced Health Assessment (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5347: Quality Use of Medicines in Practice (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5348: Applied Health Assessment for Advanced Practice (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5349: Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5352: Qualitative Research in Healthcare (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5353: Quantitative Research in Healthcare (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5354: Implementing Practice Development in Healthcare Contexts (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5380: Foundations of Clinical Diabetes (Level 5; ONL)
  • NS5382: Applied Clinical Diabetes Education (Level 5; ONL & SIN)
  • NS5383: Diabetes Education Professional Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • NS5384: Diabetes Studies Capstone (Level 5; ONL)
  • Military nursing and health care / Military nursing history / Nursing history / Military family health and welfare / Social media and healthcare research
  • 2020 to present - Deputy Director (Postgraduate) - Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2020 to present - Program Coordinator, Postgraduate Nursing Online, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to present - Master of Nursing Course Coordinator, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to present - Equity Contact Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Academic Lead - Blended Learning, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
  • 2017 - Winner - Staff Award for Excellence
  • 2006 - Australian Defence Medal
  • 2017 - Member of Australian College of Nursing

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 27+ research outputs authored by Dr Narelle Biedermann from 2000 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Nursing Experiences in Papua New Guinea in World War II: Missing profiles in nursing history (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Relationship Between Workplace Incivility and Perceptions of Patient Safety in Australian Hospitals: Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship and Intervention/Prevention (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Analysing the integration of nursing informatics into undergraduate nursing curricula: A holistic multiple case study (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Contemporary Australian Army Nursing Officers in Armed Conflict: A Grounded Theory of Caring under Fire (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Coaching of Clinical Nurses in a Mental Health Setting: A Case Study (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • A history of nursing in North Queensland from 1910-1925. (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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