Mrs Nikki Meller

Mrs Nikki Meller

Dap Undergraduate,
Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Nikki is an experienced nurse with previous clinical positions in coronary and palliative care and has held concurrent clinical and academic research positions. She is a lecturer within the School of Nursing & Midwifery teaching in the undergraduate nursing programs. Nikki is passionate about building a sustainable and engaged nursing workforce having particular research interests in nurse grief and bereavement, empathy, the influence of new modes of teaching and learning in higher education and graduate employability.   

This information has been contributed by Mrs Meller.

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing (Research) with Distinction Western Sydney University
  • Bachlor of Nursing Western Sydney University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (2016 - 2019)
  • Palliative Care Nurses Australia (2017)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Omircron (2017 - 2019)
  • Australian Nurse Teachers Society (2017 - 2019)
  • Australian College of Nursing (2014 - 2019)
  • Australian Collaborative Education Network (2019)

Awards

  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2018-12-07
  • Professional Development Award - Blackboard Australian and New Zealand 2019-07-03
  • Excellence in Teaching - Western Sydney University 2019-12-02

Interests

  • Graduate Skills
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Nurse Education
  • Nursing Workforce Issues

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Committees

  • LaTTE Committee - Western Sydney University
  • Deputy Director of Engagement - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: N.Meller@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: On Leave
Mobile: 0409985698
Location: EB.LG.50
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 401003 Professional Communication, 2017
  • 401011 Research Principles for Nursing and Midwifery, 2017
  • 401011 Research Principles for Nursing and Midwifery, 2018
  • 401021 Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife, 2017
  • 401021 Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife, 2018
  • 401212 Health Variations 5 - Palliative and End of Life Care, 2018

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Meller, N., Parker, D., Hatcher, D. and Sheehan, A. (2019), 'Grief experiences of nurses after the death of an adult patient in an acute hospital setting : an integrative review of literature', Collegian, vol 26, no 2 , pp 302 - 310.
  • Meller, N., Hatcher, D., Parker, D. and Sheehan, A. (2018), 'Working with grief : experiences of nurses working in acute hospital settings after the death of a patient in their care', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol 25, no 11 , pp 37 - 37.
  • Meller, N., Blythe, S., McNally, S., Glew, P., Hughes, M. and O'Reilly, R. (2017), 'New graduate job applications and interviews : the role of higher education facilities for student nurses and midwives', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol 25, no 2 , pp 36 - 36.

Conference Papers

  • Meller, N. (2019), 'The Job Readiness initiative : a supportive approach to enhance nursing students' new graduate employability through a self-directed technology rich learning environment', Teaching and Learning Conference ANZ, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Meller, N. (2018), '"Putting your nurse face on" : nurses managing grief in the workplace', International Nursing Research Congress , Melbourne, Vic..
  • Meller, N. (2018), 'Putting your nurse face on : nurses managing their grief after the death of a patient', Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference, Manly, N.S.W..

Research interests include grief, bereavement, nursing workforce issues, psychology, patient safety and enabling healthy workplaces for nurses. Primarily using qualitative methodology, with an interest in constructivist grounded theory. I am currently working on the Nurse Grief Study for my PhD.

This information has been contributed by Mrs Meller.

Media

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Description: Nurses working with grief

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