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Dr. Rachel Rossiter
Director of Postgraduate Coursework Programs, Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
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Working full time in academia; Teaching; Developing the holistic management of patients with mental health issues; Ensuring nurses are practicing effective mental health assessments; Overseeing the entire program
Postgraduate nursing, nurse practitioner and mental health educations; Chronic disease management
Doctorate in Health Science, University of Sydney (2008); Master's Degree in Nursing, University of Newcastle (2003); Master's Degree in Counseling, University of New England (2001); Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, University of New England (1997); Bachelor's Degree in Health Science, Charles Sturt University (1996); Registered Nurse, Graduated with High Distinction, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW (1974)
Pursuing Certification, Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle
Hunter Mental Health Award, Best Paper (2011); Co-Winner, Runner-Up ANZCMHN Research Award (2006); Co-Winner WA Nurses Memorial Research Award (2005); Author, "Caring for the Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus," Australian Nursing Journal (2005); Faculty Medal, University of New England (2001)
What do you attribute your success to?
She attributes her success to having had a series of good mentors, and to her personal drive.
How did you get involved in your profession?
She became involved in her profession because of her experience in nursing working with chronic diseases, patients with mental health issues, and she enjoyed providing quality health services to her patients.
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