Michelle Buchanan

Michelle is an Associate Lecturer at Murdoch University’s School of Health Professions and an experienced Registered Nurse with a background in the fields of emergency, surgical, cardiac and renal nursing. Michelle has been involved in the creation, development and delivery of nursing simulation since 2015 across all clinical units within the Bachelor of Nursing curriculum. As an Associate Lecturer in simulation she had developed and facilitated numerous simulations of varying modalities to both undergraduate and postgraduate nurses, developed simulation specifically for clinical assessment, implemented virtual simulation into the nursing curriculum for the first time and facilitated formal debriefing practices specific to the simulation client group. Michelle takes pride in her ability to ensure students are continuously provided a safe learning environment in simulation and is proactive in the ongoing development and mentoring of colleagues new to simulation.

Michelle is involved in simulation research projects including; exploring the use of virtual simulation in nursing education, student experiences within mental health nursing and improving student preparedness for clinical placement. Recent success securing a Murdoch University research grant will assist in furthering simulation research within the nursing discipline.

WASHA roles

2018-20 Ordinary committee member (resigned mid-term 2019-2020)

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