Dr Tanya Langtree is an experienced academic who has taught and coordinated a broad range of nursing subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Tanya is also a registered nurse whose specialties include neurosciences and critical care nursing. She is also a co-author of a well regarded Australian foundational nursing textbook.  

Tanya was awarded her PhD cum laude in 2020. Her PhD study, Notes on pre Nightingale Nursing: What It Was and What It Was Not, examined pre-professionalised nursing praxis using postmodernist historical methods. The findings of this study reconceptualised pre-Nightingale nursing practice and were used to reframe popular metanarratives about past and contemporary nursing practice.

Tanya is a peer reviewer for a number of international refereed journals, nursing textbooks and learning resources.

  • Professional issues; nursing identity; fundamentals of nursing; missed nursing care
  • History of nursing; missed nursing care; simulation methodologies
  • Acute and critical care; advanced assessment; simulation; qualitative research; fundamentals of nursing
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  • 2008 - University Medal for Masters by Coursework (JCU)
  • 2004 - Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, North Queensland Sub-Branch Prize (JCU)
  • 2003 - The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation Scholarship
  • 2002 to 2003 - Dianne Campbell Prize for Outstanding Clinical Practice (UniMelb)
  • 2000 - Human Bioscience Prize (JCU)
  • 2000 - Royal College of Nursing Australia High Achiever Award
  • 2000 - Prize in Nursing Excellence (JCU)
  • 1999 - Townsville District Health Foundation Prize - Year 2 (JCU)
  • 1998 - Townsville District Health Foundation Prize - Year 1 (JCU)
  • 1998 - Masonic Prize for Exemplary Achievement in the Clinical Practice of Nursing Science (JCU)
  • 1995 to 1996 - Scartwater Trust Scholarship
  • Member, Canadian Association for the History of Nursing
  • Member, Australasian Neuroscience Nurses’ Association/World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses
  • Faculty, National Health Education and Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim)
  • Secretary, Queensland Branch, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
  • Member, American Association for the History of Nursing
  • Member, International Philosophy of Nursing Society
  • Member, Australian College of Nursing
  • National Events Committee Member, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses
  • Alumni, Australian Simulation Education and Technician Training (AusSETT)

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 44+ research outputs authored by Dr Tanya Langtree from 2011 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.

  • Coaching of Clinical Nurses in a Mental Health Setting: A Case Study (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The history of nursing in the North Kennedy region 1910-1925 (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Strategies to improve Health Literacy among Indigenous Australians in North West Queendland: A mixed method study (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
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