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Biographical entry Penridge, Joan Elizabeth (1937 - 1994)

Born
14 August 1937
Died
3 November 1994
Clayfield, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Nurse, Nurse educator and Educational administrator

Details

After 16 years in practice roles in Queensland Joan Penridge entered the field of education in the mid 1970s when the profession was in a state of flux. At this time leaders in the profession were engaged in the debate about the preparation of nurses that was to culminate with the transfer of education for nurses from hospital based programs to the tertiary sector. The change was radical and sweeping. It involved the best efforts of educators in the field at the time to develop and deliver appropriate curricula that would prepare nurses to continue to deliver the nursing services on which the community relies. Joan Penridge won the respect and admiration of her colleagues in the various roles and activities which she undertook in preparation for the transfer and its implementation. Joan Penridge's career highlights listed below map her contribution in the field of nurse education; a contribution that won wider recognition with the award of Honorary Doctor of the University Degree, Queensland University of Technology in 1994.

Events

1958
Education - General Nursing Certificate completed at the Townsville General Hospital
1958 - 1990
Career position - Member of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation (now Australian Nursing Federation)
1959
Career position - Registered Nurse at Townsville General Hospital
1959
Education - Midwife Certificate completed at the Royal Women's Hospital Brisbane
1960
Career position - Registered Nurse in Maternal and Child Welfare in Cairns
1960
Education - Maternal and Child Welfare Certificate completed in Brisbane
1960 - 1962
Career position - Registered Nurse at St Helen's Hospital Brisbane
1962 - 1964
Career position - Registered Nurse at the Pathology Laboratory in Brisbane
1964
Career position - Registered Midwife at the Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane
1964 - 1965
Career position - Registered Midwife the Royal Hospital for Women, New South Wales
1965 - 1970
Career position - Registered Nurse at the Pathology Laboratory in Southport
1970 -
Education - Intensive Care Certificate completed at the Royal Perth Hospital
1970
Career position - Registered Nurse at the Royal Perth Hospital
1971 - 1973
Career position - Registered Nurse at the Pathology Laboratory in Southport
1973 - 1974
Career position - Nurse Educator at Southport Hospital
1975
Education - Diploma in Nursing Education completed at the College of Nursing Australia, Queensland branch
1976
Career position - Acting Senior Nurse Educator at Southport Hospital
1976 - 1994
Career position - Fellow of the College of Nursing, Australia
1977
Career position - Lecturer at the College of Nursing Australia, Queensland branch
1977 - 1978
Career position - Lecturer at the College of Nursing Australia, Queensland branch
1978
Career position - Lecturer of the first post-registration nursing courses at Queensland Institute of Technology
1978 - 1979
Career position - Chairman of the Queensland State Committee of the College of Nursing, Australia
1978 - 1981
Career position - Lecturer in the Department of Nursing Studies at Queensland Institute of Technology
1978 - 1986
Career position - Member of the National Education Committee of the Institute of Ambulance Officers (Australia)
1979
Career position - Member of the Accreditation Committee Board of Nursing Studies
1981
Career position - Chair of the Course Development Committee and Co-ordinator for first pre-registration diploma course in Queensland
1981 - 1994
Career position - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing Studies at Queensland Institute of Technology
1984
Career position - Chair of the Course Development Committee for first post-registration degree in Queensland
1984 - 1985
Career position - Member of the working party for transfer and implementation of nurse education from hospitals to Colleges of Advanced Education
1984 - 1986
Career position - Chairman of the Queensland State Committee of the College of Nursing, Australia
1986
Education - Bachelor of Education (BEd) completed at the University of Queensland
1986 - 1990
Career position - Councillor of the College of Nursing, Australia (from 1989 known as the Royal College of Nursing, Australia)
1986 - 1994
Career position - Member of the Queensland Association of Academic Staff in Colleges of Advanced Education Union of Australian College Academics Queensland
1988 - 1989
Career position - Acting Head of the School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology
1989
Career position - Chair of the Course Development Committee for first pre-registration degree course in Queensland
1989 - 1991
Career position - Vice-Chairman of the Nurses' Registration Board, Queensland
1989 - 1992
Career position - Board of Census of the College of Nursing in Australia (from 1989 Royal College of Nursing, Australia)
1990
Career position - Member of the Steering Committee for the Australian Nursing Council
1991 - 1993
Career position - Chairman of the Nurses Registration Board of Queensland
1994
Award - Honorary Doctor of the University Degree received from Queensland University of Technology

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

Helen Hamilton and QUT School of Nursing for ANMHP