Dr Naomi Malouf

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

I am a dynamic, interested and interesting nursing researcher, teacher and scholar who has a wide interest in the process of how people learn. Initially using newly graduated nurses as the exemplar of "transition to practice", I have used my doctoral research to prepare third year students to think critically about themselves and their workplace decisions.

I feel strongly about students guiding the learning process and look to empower both international and domestic cohorts to work collaboratively with their school, rather than learning being a didactic process of the expert imparting knowledge to the neophyte. The practice of our profession is changing so quickly in response to advances in nursing knowledge and I believe that supporting students to think and behave critically in the provision of care is more advantageous than telling them what to think in a rigid prescriptive form. This will result in a more confident and capable workforce – an outcome that I am eager to see more apparent in current practice.

Of substantial interest to me is my professional development role with “clinical facilitators”. While most tertiary nursing schools utilise hospital clinical experiences widely, few examine whether clinical facilitators have the necessary tools to effectively support and assess students in the clinical environment. Although employed for their clinical expertise and understanding of specific clinical contexts, facilitators are expected to have an understanding of experiential learning, how it informs the undergraduate curriculum and be able to support the development of beginning practice nurses as they learn to apply theoretical concepts to the increasingly complex realm of patient care. Particularly at risk of being assessed less optimally is the international student, given the complexities of their enrolment.

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Malouf, N. (2010). The transition of new graduate nurses: From beginning practice to seamless practitioner. University of Sydney.

Malouf, N., & West, S. (2015). "You'll be the RN soon": Separating performative roles of student and registered nurse. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(10), 120.

Turner, R., Derrington, K., Wheeler, M., Malouf, N., & Jack, L. (2014) Taking a Selfie-First year Nursing students and the efficacy of online literacy self-assessment.
In Proceedings of First Year in Higher Education Conference 2014, 6-9 July 2014, Darwin, Australia

Malouf, Naomi (2014) Nervous System.
In Lewis, Peter & Foley, David (Eds.) Health Assessment in Nursing [2nd ed.]. Lippinciott Williams & Wilkins, North Ryde, NSW, pp. 581-613.

Malouf, Naomi & Campbell, Christina (2014) The facilitator files : supporting the supporters of nursing students.
In ICERI 2014 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 17-19 November 2014, Seville, Spain. (Unpublished)

Calleja, Pauline, Nash, Robyn , Tippett, Vivienne C., Harvey, Theresa, Wirihana, Lisa, & Malouf, Naomi (2012) Using ‘think aloud’ as a strategy for improving clinical reasoning in high fidelity case-based simulation for undergraduate nursing students.
In Proceedings of NNET2012 International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference ET2012, Jill Rodgers Associates', University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K..

Malouf, Naomi & Sandra, West (2012) The performance and politics of practice for New Graduate Nurses.
In Philosophy in the Nurse's World : Politics of Nursing Practice II 2012, 13-15 May 2012, Banff, Alberta. (Unpublished)

Calleja, Pauline, Nash, Robyn E., Tippett, Vivienne, Harvey, Theresa, Wirihana, Lisa A., & Malouf, Naomi (2011) High fidelity simulation; challenges encountered in developing and implementing student learning experiences, staff education and researching approaches to learning.
In EDULEARN11 Proceedings. International Association of Technology, Education and Development, IATED Publications, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 3493-3502.

Malouf, Naomi & West, Sandra (2011) Fitting in : a pervasive new graduate nurse need. Nurse Education Today, 31(5), pp. 488-493.

Malouf, N. (2000). New Graduate Nurses' Utilisation of Support. Faculty of Nursing, University of Sydney.

Dr Naomi Malouf


T: +61 8 8946 7695
E: naomi.malouf@cdu.edu.au

School of Health
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Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909