Dr. Samantha (Sam) Edwards is a Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery at USC. Sam is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing . She has extensive experience in designing and delivering face to face and online learning in both the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs.
Sam is a dedicated educator and mentor who cares about students’ engagement in their learning and success in their studies. Her PhD explored student engagement in an entry to practice nursing degree, employing a critical realist lens.
Sam joined USC in 2008, after working as a Registered Nurse and Midwife for over 25 years in a variety of diverse clinical settings including child health, midwifery, breast cancer, rural nursing and operating theatre.
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
- Australian College of Nursing
- Senior Fellowship Higher Education Academy
- USC Advancing Quality Teaching award 2013
- USC Advancing the Student Experience award 2015
|Students as co-creators of simulation curriculum in undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes||Edwards, S., Rowe, J., Barnes, M., Anderson, P., Johnson-Cash, J||USC Exploratory Learning & Teaching Grant, A$10,000||2013|
- Nursing curriculum
- Student engagement
- Clinical breast examination
- Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery program
- Research Foundations
- Leadership in Clinical Practice
Sam Edward's specialist areas of expertise includes nursing, child health, family caring, clinical breast examination and breast cancer.