Professor & Director of Academic Workforce, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr. Yenna Salamonson is a Professor and the Director of Academic Workforce at the School of Nursing & Midwifery. She has committed over 30 years of her academic career to creating a positive learning experience for students within nursing education, and at the same time, worked in the clinical setting as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Coronary Care units.
Yenna’s program of research focuses on evaluating and improving the quality of teaching and learning to build nursing workforce capacity towards better healthcare outcomes. In addition, her scope of research extends to patient safety in acute care, cardiovascular nursing and organisational culture. Yenna has expertise in survey construction, psychometric assessment and mixed methods designs.
She has undertaken several educational projects to improve the academic performance of nursing students for whom English is an additional language, and has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and numerous conference proceedings. Yenna has supervised 21 research students to completion, and is currently supervising 10 research students.
Yenna has been a recipient of a number of teaching awards. In 2008, her teaching excellence was formally recognised within the university where she works with two teaching awards, the: i) College of Health & Science Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning; and ii) Winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Teaching. In 2009, she received a national Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and in 2011, she was awarded the College Teaching Excellence Award.
- Nursing workforce and nursing education research
- Promoting health behaviour across the lifespan
- Cardiovascular and chronic care
Qualifications and Recognition
- Phd University of Western Sydney
- GDipEd Armidale CAE
- MA Macquarie University
- BSc Macquarie University
Research & Publications