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Shining a light on Port Macquarie Base’s Clinical Nurse Educators

Mar 11, 2024

Port Macquarie Base Hospital has a dedicated Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Educator team. 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.

Lauren Jusic

Clinical Midwife Educator, Special Care Nursery, Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Why did you want to become an educator?

I love education and I have had some great role models throughout my career. I have seen the difference having strong educators can make in staff and patient outcomes, and I love that I have a platform to advocate for neonatal care.

Tell us about your skills and qualifications.

I have been a Registered Midwife since 2014. In 2016 I made the move to Neonatal Intensive Care and fell in love. I completed my Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing in 2018, and most recently I have completed my Masters of Clinical Education in 2021. I have been the educator of the Special Care Nursery here in Port Macquarie Base Hospital since 2022.

What are your key responsibilities within your role – and which of these are your favourite?

My role is complex and multifaceted, and includes supporting staff clinically and with education, as well as the needs of neonates within the facility. I support policy and procedure development, creation of education tools and content, orientation of new staff and students, competency management, needs analysis and mandatory training. I enjoy supporting new staff to find their passion in neonatal nursing.

What advice do you have for new nurses and midwives?

Educators are here to support you to find your passion in Nursing and Midwifery. Ask questions, be curious, and when in doubt, double check. No question is a silly question, and we are here to support you.

 Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people wouldn’t know.

It’s fairly well known that I am a self-confessed cat lover, with three beautiful ginger cats Edward, Gilbert and Harold. I met my husband Adam while working at Mona Vale hospital, and I am a mum to two beautiful girls, Abi and Ellie, and I love to go camping with my family in my down time.

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