Patience Moyo
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Patience commenced work as a Registered Nurse in 2002 in Zimbabwe, to which she amassed wide nursing experience in the following specialities; medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, critical care nursing, emergency care nursing, midwifery and nursing education. Patience migrated to Australia in 2008, and has gained great nursing expertise in surgical and theatre nursing. Her current specialties are surgical nursing and academia. In the nursing career, she has worked in various capacities which include; Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Instructor (CNE), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acting Nurse Unit Manager and Lecturer in Nursing. Since 2016, she has worked as a Lecturer in Nursing and also worked on a casual basis as a Registered Nurse in various acute health care contexts. Working as a Lecturer in Nursing, her academic focus is to empower students to be equipped with excellent clinical reasoning skills and clinical professional capabilities to be able to apply evidence based practice to work safely within the dynamic health care context. Patience's clinical focus is to be able to provide high quality person centred nursing care which foster positive health ouctomes while also empowering fellow colleagues to achieve this goal.



Patience has convened and taught in diploma and undergraduate courses, contributed to the development of the Diploma and Bachelor of Nursing curriculum to which the subject content has focused on current evidence-based health care practice. She has also taught high school mathematics.

Patience has contributed to teaching at a tertiary level through a wide range of teaching and learning delivery modes such as online and face-to-face; conducting clinical teaching and clinical based assessments; and also assisting in the development and review of the curriculum, policy directives and practice procedures to ensure that this is focused on current evidence-based health care practice.

Teaching interests:

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Critical care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing theory
  • Primary Health Care
  • Research

Research Interests

Patience's research interests include the following:

Nursing Education

Contemporary Nursing

Acute Care Nursing

Chronic and Complex nursing care

Professional Information

Patience upholds Professional memberships with the Australian College of Nursing, National Rural Health Alliance, NSWNA and American Head and Neck association.

She is involved in the Australian College of Nursing NSW-Central/Far West Region Leadership role as a Secretariat and an approved academic mentor to the Congress of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses for retention within the nursing profession while also providing strategies for further development of their nursing careers. Patience is a credentialed Mental Health First Aid provider. She also an administrator for "The Nurse Break: Nurse Collect" which is an Australia-wide Nursing Research Community of Practice platform.


Reviewing of texts for the following publishers on a casual basis:

  • Elsevier, Australia
  • Cambridge University Press, Australia

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: 16 Nov 2018

Nursing, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 09 Dec 2015

Education, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Western College, Dubbo

Award Date: 05 Dec 2013

Acute Care Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing, Australian College of Nursing

Award Date: 21 Aug 2012

Nursing, Diploma in General Nursing, Hwange Colliery Hospital School of Nursing

Award Date: 16 Dec 2002

External positions

Member, American Head and Neck association

Australian College of Nursing NSW-Central/Far West Region Secretariat, Australian College of Nursing

Congress of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) mentor, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives

Member, National Rural Health Alliance

Member, New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association

Subject keywords

  • Acute care nursing
  • Practice improvement
  • Qualitative Research
  • Nursing Education
  • communication
  • Educational theory


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