Jane Frost

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Jane qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1995 in the UK. Jane's clinical practice has been in diverse areas such as orthopaedics, plastic surgery, HDU, theatre and care of the older adult. Her career then took her to primary care. She worked in General Practice and then in Nurse led Walk in Centres in the UK. Jane qualified with a Masters of Nurse Practitioner in 2009. She undertook further qualifications in prescribing and contraceptive/sexual health.

In 2005 Jane became a Community Matron and set up and ran a nurse led Walk in Centre. As clinical lead she had responsibility for the centre, the staff, the care provided and the medication dispensed. She held this role until emigrating to Australia in 2008.

Jane was involved in the implementation and planning of the Walk-in Centre which opened in the Act in 2010. Jane worked on a casual basis as a Nurse Practitioner at the centres until she relinquished her NP endorsement in early 2020 in order to focus on her academic career.

Jane is an Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean of Work integrated learning in the Faculty of Health. She is an expereinced educator, Nurse Academic, Mask-Ed™Educator, and Tedx Speaker. She was awarded the first doctorate of Nurse Practitioner in Australia in 2017 and was recently awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Jane is the Chair of the ACT Workforce training and education working party and member of the RN OSCE Committee, a statutory appointment with AHPRA.

Jane is passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum development, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and innovative approaches to teaching, simulation. and technology enhanced learning. Janes research explores simualtion, empathy and clinical reasoning with a focus on patient centred care. Jane has recently undertaken further study in digital health and participated in the 2020 DHCRC Datathon. Jane was awarded an AAUT citation in 2021 for innovative teaching 

Research interests

Janes research interests include

simulation in nurse education


clinical reasoning

interprofessional education

Technology enhanced learning


Aged care


Chronic illness


Nurse Practitioner roles


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