Epworth HealthCare and Deakin University have joined together to develop Epworth Geelong as a training hospital, offering an innovative model of healthcare where teaching and research are embedded in clinical service delivery.
Epworth Deakin Centre for Clinical Nursing Research
The Epworth Deakin Centre for Clinical Nursing Research is a joint initiative between Deakin University and Epworth to conduct clinical research, and provide clinical and academic staff and students the opportunity to engage in clinically focused research training.
The Centre is led by Professor Anastasia Hutchinson and provides academic and professional leadership to staff and students of Epworth and Deakin University.
At Epworth, nursing staff are encouraged and supported by the management team and the staff of the Centre to be actively involved in nursing research programs, with opportunities for multidisciplinary, clinically-focused, research participation and training. The objective is to increase the research capacity in the nursing division through building the expertise of nurses in methodologies related to health service evaluation.
For more information:
Phone: 03 9426 6565
Collaborative Clinical Education Epworth Deakin (CCEED)
The Collaborative Clinical Education Epworth-Deakin (CCEED) program aims to optimise the clinical learning experience of our student nurses. Deakin University undergraduate nursing students undertake seminars, simulation experience and clinical placements at Epworth, enabling students to build relationships with hospital staff and be part of the Epworth team.
The CCEED model provides additional professional development for the clinical staff at Epworth through preceptorship training. Epworth nurses provide teaching, support and preceptorship for students. The model is one of few where undergraduate clinical collaboration has evolved with the evolution of the private hospital sector.