Shining a light on base hospital’s Clinical Nurse EducatorsFeb 08, 2024
Port Macquarie Base Hospital has a dedicated team of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Educators. To acknowledge the wonderful work they do, the Nurse Education Department will shine a spotlight on a team member each month to capture a little about who they are, their role, and acknowledge their vast skills and experience.
Annalyce Humphries, the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Cardiac Cath Lab, is the department’s inaugural ‘Educator Spotlight’ profile and will receive a printed framed copy to display in her office.
Get to know the hospital’s education team and help build a strong community of respect, support and inclusivity.
Clinical Nurse Educator – Cardiac Cath Lab
Why did you want to become and educator?
I always enjoyed supporting students and new staff, solving problems, and using my creativity in my work. Becoming an educator has enabled me to do these things daily to support learning and development for others.
Tell us about your skills and qualifications.
I have been nursing since 2016 and have 8 years’ experience working in Cardiology and the Cath lab. I have completed my post graduate certificate in Cardiovascular Nursing and have been the Clinical Nurse Educator of the Cath Lab since 2022.
What are your key responsibilities – and which of these are your favourite?
The role is very dynamic, requiring problem solving skills, creativity, and innovation. I am responsible for new staff and student support, the development and delivery of education content such as simulations, in-services and learning packages. I must maintain my own clinical proficiency to provide complex clinical support. The most enjoyable aspect is the satisfying nature of problem solving.
What advice do you have for new nurses?
Take every opportunity you have access to, whether you seek it out or it is presented to you. Step outside of your comfort zone – it promotes growth as a clinician and growth as a person. Both are equally important.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people wouldn’t know.
I am a country girl, love to go camping, especially when I can take my dogs along for the adventure. I am also very creative and enjoy DIY projects – I made all sorts of things, like a dog ramp, vertical garden and even knitted matching sweaters for my dogs in winter.