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Nicole has over 25 years' experience in the nursing profession and has specialised primarily in aged care, leadership and management. Currently Nicole is a Lecturer in Nursing and has taught into Health Management Leadership and is employed with a teaching / Research focus.  Prior to joining the Charles Sturt team on a full time basis, Nicole worked as the Director Care Services of a large regional aged care facility, leading up to 150-staff. In addition to this role, Nicole worked for Charles Sturt University from 2016-2021 as a sessional marker for the School of Nursing. Nicoles research interest is in Management and Leadership, Aged Care and Indigenous Health. Nicole has multiple qualifications in aged care and management and is commited to lifelong learning and assisting in developing a strong future nursing workforce.

Research Interests

  • Aged care
  • Leadership and management 
  • Burnout and work/life balance
  • Health workforce culture and retention
  • First Nations health and Cultural Safety.  


Nicole joined the Charles Sturt University academic staff on a full time basis in 2021. Prior to this appointment, Nicole was a sessional marker for the School of Nursing between 2016-2021. Marking across a variety of subjects, from first year subjects through to third year subjects.

Nicole has subject convened the following subjects:

  • NRS386 Nursing Workplace Learning 5
  • NRS160 Contexts of Nursing
  • HML402 Re-visioning health services through reflective practice
  • HML406 Collaboration practices for health managers and leaders

Nicole has taught the following subjects:

  • NRS386 Nursing Workplace Learning 5
  • NRS160 Contexts of Nursing
  • NRS173 Nursing workplace learning 2
  • NRS174 Clinical reasoning in nursing 2

Professional Information

I am a member of the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian Association of Gerontology.

I am a member of Toastmasters International and have been a JP since 1995.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching and Learning, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Charles Sturt University

01 Mar 202230 Jun 2023

Award Date: 30 Jun 2023

Murra Mullangari: Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility, CATSINaM, CATSINaM

Award Date: 31 May 2023

Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Human Resource Management - with disctinctions, Charles Sturt University (CSU)

01 Jan 201331 Dec 2018

Award Date: 31 Dec 2018

Leadership, Certificate IV in Leadership, Scouts Australia, ACT Branch

01 Jan 201231 Dec 2012

Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Management, Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Scouts Australia, ACT Branch

01 Jan 201231 Dec 2012

Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Education, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, TAFE NSW

01 Jan 201131 Dec 2011

Award Date: 31 Dec 2011

Nursing, Master of Gerontology, Charles Sturt University (CSU)

01 Jan 200531 Dec 2010

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Charles Sturt University (CSU)

01 Jan 200431 Dec 2004

Award Date: 31 Dec 2004

Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Charles Sturt University (CSU)

01 Jan 199331 Dec 1995

Award Date: 31 May 1996

External positions

Committee member MB-027 Ageing Societies, Standards Australia

12 Apr 2024 → …

Subject keywords

  • Cultural Safety
  • First Nations health
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Aged Care
  • Older people
  • Burnout
  • Health and well-being


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