Dr Sandra Walker Nursing / School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer - Nursing

RN, RM, BNsg (QUT), B.Ed (CQU), MNS (Flinders), Neonatal Intensive Care Cert (RAHCSyd), PhD (Griffith).

Contact Details

Email: s.walker@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4923 2176 - Ext: 52176

Office Location

Room 1.13

Building 18

About Me

Dr Sandra Walker is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at CQUniversity Australia. Sandra has been a nursing academic at CQU for over 20 years and has a Bachelor of Education degree as well as a BN, Master of Nursing degree and a PhD. Sandra has authored or coauthored over 30 refereed publications and has supervised postgraduate research students at PhD, Master, and honors level. Sandra’s research interests are in education and clinical nursing & midwifery practice.
Research Interests

Sandra has published research in the following areas:

Nursing Education,

Midwifery,

Neonatal nursing

Cardiac/critical care nursing

Journal article

Walker, S., Rossi, D., Anastasi, J., Gray-Ganter, G., & Tennent, R. (2016). Indicators of undergraduate nursing students' satisfaction with their learning journey: An integrative review. Nurse Education Today, 43, 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2016.04.011

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Seckold, T., Walker, S., & Dwyer, T. (2015). A comparison of silicone and polyurethane PICC lines and postinsertion complication rates : a systematic review. Journal of vascular access., 16(3), 167-258. doi:10.5301/jva.5000330

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Walker, S., Dwyer, T., Broadbent, M., Moxham, L., Sander, T., & Edwards, K. (2014). Constructing a nursing identity within the clinical environment: The student nurse experience.. Contemporary Nurse, 49(1), 103-112. doi:10.5172/conu.2014.4855

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Walker, S., Dwyer, T., Sander, T., Moxham, L., Broadbent, M., & Edwards, K. (2014). Mature aged "baby boomer" students' contributions to understanding nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(2), 94-103. Retrieved from http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/3149/2028

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Broadbent, M., Moxham, L., Sander, T., Walker, S., & Dwyer, T. (2014). Supporting bachelor of nursing students within the clinical environment : perspectives of preceptors. Nurse education in practice., 14(4), 403-409. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2013.12.003

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Edmondson, M., & Walker, S. (2014). Working in caseload midwifery care : the experience of midwives working in a birth centre in North Queensland. Women and birth., 27(1), 31-36. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2013.09.003

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Walker, S., Dwyer, T., Moxham, L., Broadbent, M., & Sander, T. (2012). Facilitator versus preceptor : which offers the best support to undergraduate nursing students?. Nurse education today., 33(5), 530-535. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.12.005

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., Walker, S., & Happell, B. (2010). "Whatever it takes" : nursing students' experiences of administering medication in the clinical setting. Qualitative health research., 20(7), 952-965. doi:10.1177/1049732310364988

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., Walker, S., & Happell, B. (2010). Nursing students administering medication : appreciating and seeking appropriate supervision. Journal of advanced nursing., 66(3), 532-541. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05214.x

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., Walker, S., & Happell, B. (2010). Supervising medication administration by undergraduate nursing students : influencing factors. Journal of clinical nursing., 19(5-6), 775-784. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03074.x

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., Walker, S., & Happell, B. (2009). Internal conflict : undergraduate nursing students' response to inadequate supervision during the administration of medication. Collegian., 16, 71-77. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2008.11.002

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Walker, S., Jen, C., McCosker, F., & Cleary, S. (2008). Comparison of complications in percutaneous coronary intervention patients mobilized at 3, 4, and 6 hours after femoral arterial sheath removal. Journal of cardiovascular nursing., 23(5), 407-413.

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., & Walker, S. (2008). Medication administration and final year nursing students. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 5(2), 46-55. Retrieved from http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=223

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., & Walker, S. (2008). Medication administration and nursing students. Australian nursing journal., 15(7), 33.

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Walker, S., & Godfrey, S. (2008). Primary and community health nurses’ perception of evidence needed to demonstrate that their clinical practice meets the ANMC competencies. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 5(2), 15-24. Retrieved from http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=217

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Walker, S. (2008). Research and nurses : engaging the clinical based nurse in research activities. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 5(2), 1-7. Retrieved from http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=215

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., & Walker, S. (2008). RNs, undergraduate nursing students and medication safety. Queensland nursing forum., 16(1), 24-26.

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Reid-Searl, K., Moxham, L., Walker, S., & Happell, B. (2008). Shifting supervision : implications for safe administration of medication by nursing students. Journal of clinical nursing., 17, 2750-2757. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02486.x

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Walker, S., Cleary, S., & Higgins, M. (2001). Comparison of the FemoStop device and manual pressure in reducing groin puncture site complications following coronary angioplasty and coronary stent placement. International journal of nursing practice., 7(6), 366-375.

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Walker, S., Moore, H., & Eaton, A. (2004). North Queensland midwives' experience with a team model of midwifery care. Australian journal of midwifery., 17(1), 17-22. doi:10.1016/S1448-8272(04)80020-8

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Jirojwong, S., Ritchie, B., Rossi, D., & Walker, S. (2005). What were the outcomes of home follow-up visits after postpartum hospital discharge?. Australian journal of advanced nursing., 23(1), 22-30. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/

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Book chapter

Walker, S. (2015). Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance. In Unknown (Ed.), Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of nursing, volume 3 (3rd Australian ed., pp. 1541-1602). Melbourne: Pearson. Retrieved from http://www.pearson.com.au/9781486010394

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Walker, S. (2012). Fluid, electrolyte and acid–base balance. In Unknown (Ed.), Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of nursing, volume 3, 2nd Australian edition (2nd Australian edition ed., pp. 1587-1649). French's Forest: Pearson Australia.

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Walker, S. (2011). Nursing care of women with reproductive system and breast disorders. In Unknown (Ed.), Medical-surgical nursing : critical thinking in client care (pp. 1796-1838). Sydney, NSW Australia: Pearson Australia.

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Walker, S. (2010). Nursing theories and conceptual frameworks. In Unknown (Ed.), Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of nursing, volume 1 (1st Australian ed., pp. 38-54). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson.

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Walker, S. (2009). Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance. In Unknown (Ed.), Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of nursing, volume 3 (1st Australian ed., pp. 1492-1554). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson.

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Conference paper

Edwards, K., Walker, S., Broadbent, M., Moxham, L., Dwyer, T., & Sander, T. (2014). Out of the mouths of baby boomers!. In ANZAHPE conference handbook. (pp. 360). Unknown place: ANZAHPE.

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Broadbent, M., Moxham, L., Walker, S., Dwyer, T., & Sander, T. (2011). Learning support needs of flex BN students when on clinical. In CQUniversity Showcase 2011 : Research and Development for your Community. (pp. 1). Rockhampton, Qld.: CQUniversity Australia]. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/913890

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Walker, S. (2008). Factors that influence the education choices of medical/surgical registered nurses with more than 20 years clinical experience. In Lifelong learning : reflecting on successes and framing futures : keynote and refereed papers from the 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 16-19 June 2008. (pp. 393-399). Rockhampton, Qld.: Central Queensland University. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/13639

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Dwyer, T., Gray-Ganter, G., Walker, S., & Reid-Searl, K. (2003). First year registered nurses and delegation of duties. In Discovery : discovering research, discovering teaching & learning, discovering self : 2003 Women in Research Conference, Central Queensland University, 13-14 November 2003, Rockhampton, Qld. (pp. 1-9). Rockhampton, Australia: Women in Research, Central Queensland University. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/3137

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Dwyer, T., Walker, S., Gray-Ganter, G., & Reid-Searl, K. (2003). First year registered nurses and delegation of duties. In Action for Excellence : Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, 24-26 September 2003, Rororua, New Zealand. (pp. 1-9). Rotorua, New Zealand: ANEC.

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Cleary, S., Jirojwong, S., & Walker, S. (2003). Nurses' perceptions of quality nursing care provided to post procedural elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty patients. In Discovery : discovering research, discovering teaching & learning, discovering self : 2003 Women in Research Conference, Central Queensland University, 13-14 November 2003, Rockhampton, Qld. (pp. 1-16). Rockhampton, Australia: Women in Research, Central Queensland University. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/3024

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Book

Moxham, L., Douglas, K., Dwyer, T., Walker, S., Wooller, J., & Cornelius, M. (2003). Discovery : discovering research, discovering teaching & learning, discovering self : 2003 Women in Research Conference, Central Queensland University, 13-14 November 2003, Rockhampton, Qld.. Rockhampton, Qld.: Women in Research, Rockhampton Branch, Central Queensland University.

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Report

Walker, S., Lowe, M., Tutticci, N., & Ruff, C. (2000). Influences on the education choices of medical and surgical RNs with 20 years or more nursing experience : research report. Rockhampton, Qld.: Central Queensland University, Queensland Nursing Council.

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