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Dr Nikki Phillips is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing suite of courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Dr Phillips joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in May 2009. Prior to this Dr Phillips had over 14 years experience in facilitating the learning of both undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bhutan.
Dr Phillips teaches in the undergraduate nursing courses mainly in the areas of developing health assessment skills and acute care nursing practices. Dr Phillips has also taught into the Master programme and supervises both Honours and Higher Degree students.
Dr Phillips research program is focused on evidence-based practice and knowledge translation, which builds on her doctoral studies. Dr Phillips's PhD focused on nurses' practices relating to medication administration through enteral tubes in adults and the evidence relating to this practice area. The emphasis of her research is now directed towards patient safety and improving health outcomes, for example she is the lead investigator in a systematic review of issues related to post-anaesthetic care discharge. Dr Phillips has recently commenced working with Professor Kent's team of researchers at Eastern Health. The focus of this research for the Deakin University/Eastern Health Collaborative Partnership is clinically based and strongly focussed on enhancing the quality of patient care through knowledge translation and evidence-based nursing.
Dean's Doctoral Scholarship (3 years), Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University
Royal College of Nursing Association
Joanna Briggs Institute
Cochrane Nursing Care Network
Clinical Care, Quality and Risk Management (CCQRM) Strategic Research Centre
School of Nursing and Midwifery - Teaching and Learning Committee
School of Nursing and Midwifery - Academic Progress Committee
Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee
University Academic Appeals Committee
Midwifery Education Advisory Board
Master/Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice Advisory Board
Higher Education Research Group
JBI 7th Biennial International Colloquium, Knowledge to Action: The Next Generation of Evidence-Based Practice, Chicago, September 2010. Enhancing self-care for adults with heart failure: A systematic review.
1st Biennial International Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, Kuching, Malaysia, 2008. Administering medication through enteral tubes: Where's the evidence?
ACCCN (Australian College of Critical Care Nurses) Critical Care Nursing Continuing Education, Brisbane, 2008. Enteral medication administration; Best practice.
Victorian and Tasmanian Deans of Nursing and Midwifery 2nd Collaborative Research School, Melbourne 2006. The administration of medication via enteral tubes in adults.