About

Dr Tracey Ahern is a Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science (Honours Class 1), and a PhD (Nursing).  Dr  Ahern is also a Registered Teacher with a Bachelor of Education and experience as a Senior Secondary School Teacher.  She joins JCU in 2017 as a Lecturer, enjoying combining her skills in education and nursing.  Having recently completed her Doctorate, exploring the role of the Breast Care Nurse in Australia, she also has a keen interest in developing her research portfolio.  Dr Ahern's research interests include; models of nursing care, telehealth in nursing and supportive care for people with cancer living in rural and remote areas.

Teaching
  • 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)
Experience
  • 2018 to present - Deputy Course Coordinator, Master of Nursing (JCU Online), Academic Lead: Student Advocacy and Experience, James Cook University - Nursing and Midwifery (Townsville)
  • 2017 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University - Nursing, and Midwifery (Townsville)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Teacher (Casual), James Cook University - Nursing and Midwifery (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2009 - Best Presentation by a Registered Nurse (International Nurses Day Conference - Townsville Hospital)
  • 2014 - Cancer Council Queensland Travel Grant (Cancer Council Queensland)
  • 2014 - Faculty Research Student Support Scheme Grant (Australian Catholic University)
  • 2012 to 2014 - APA Scholarship (Australian Catholic University)
  • 2013 - Faculty Research Student Support Scheme Grant (Australian Catholic University)
  • 2009 - Honours Scholarship (James Cook University)
  • 2009 - Academic Medal (Bachelor Honours) (James Cook University)
  • 2008 - North Queensland Nurse of the Year (Cancer Council Queensland)
  • 2005 - Alf Kretschmar Award (Cancer Council Queensland)
Other
  • 2017 to 2018 - Learning and Teaching Grant (James Cook University)
Publications

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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.

Current
  • Does Nurse led HOUDINI Protocal for early Removal of Indwelling urinary Catheters Reduce Incidence of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections? (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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