Lead IPL and Innovation
Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Frank began a nursing career at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after graduation from the University of South Australia (Salisbury). After a stint in neurosurgery Frank moved to work in Intensive Care, where he spent the majority of his clinical life. After completing post graduate qualifications in ICU a shift in direction saw him move into nursing education, particularly clinical education. Further study and completion of a Master of Nursing, with a thesis examining the lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change, led Frank toward a PhD, a study which combined his primary interest in nursing knowledge and the role of clinical placement experiences.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Fellowship Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy United Kingdom —
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2002 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Nursing Science 1997 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing 1994 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Nursing
Date Title Institution Country 2014 - 2014 Diploma of Management Proteus Leadership Australia
Year Citation 2019 Feo, R., Donnelly, F., Muntlin Athlin, Å., & Jangland, E. (2019). Providing high-quality fundamental care for patients with acute abdominal pain: A qualitative study of patients’ experiences in acute care. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 33(1), 110-123.
DOI Scopus3 WoS1
2019 Chong, V., Schultz, T., & Donnelly, F. (2019). Clinical protocols for adults with acute abdominal pain in Australian emergency departments. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 25(3), 412-419.
2019 Donnelly, F., Feo, R., Jangland, E., & Muntlin Athlin, Å. (2019). The management of patients with acute abdominal pain in the emergency department: A qualitative study of nurse perceptions. Australasian Emergency Care, 22(2), 97-102.
2019 Bunjo, Z., Bunjo, L., Bacchi, S., Donnelly, F., Hudson, J., & Symonds, I. (2019). Sleep Patterns and Risky Driving Behaviors in Clinical Medical and Nursing Students. Academic Psychiatry, 43(5), 555-556.
2018 Feo, R., Donnelly, F., Frensham, L., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (2018). Embedding fundamental care in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Results from a pilot study. Nurse Education in Practice, 31, 20-28.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
2017 Sabyani, H., Wiechula, R., Magarey, J., & Donnelly, F. (2017). Experiences of healthcare professionals of having their significant other admitted to an acute care facility: A qualitative systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(5), 1409-1439.
2017 Lewis, A., Edwards, S., Whiting, G., & Donnelly, F. (2017). Evaluating student learning outcomes in oral health knowledge and skills.. Journal of clinical nursing, 27(11-12), 12 pages.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2016 Sabyani, H., Wiechula, R., Magarey, J., & Donnelly, F. (2016). Healthcare professionals' experiences of having a significant other admitted into an acute care facility: a qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(5), 103-109.
2013 Donnelly, F., & Wiechula, R. (2013). An example of qualitative comparative analysis in nursing research. Nurse Researcher, 20(6), 6-11.
DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC1
2012 Donnelly, F., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Clinical placement and case study methodology: a complex affair. Nurse Education Today, 32(8), 873-877.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC4
2009 Wilson, A., Donnelly, F., Chur-Hansen, A., & Turnbull, D. (2009). Selection of Undergraduate Nursing Students using Structured Oral Interviews. Focus on Health Professional Education, 11(1), 61-74. 2008 Wilson, A., Chur-Hansen, A., Donnelly, F., & Turnbull, D. (2008). Being an interviewer in a structured oral assessment process for selection of undergraduate nursing students: Motivations, expectations and reflections of the experience. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14(6), 477-485.
2006 Donnelly, F., & Wiechula, R. (2006). The lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change: a phenomenological study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(9), 1115-1122.
DOI Scopus22 WoS18 Europe PMC15
2016 – ‘Through the looking glass’ Using virtual reality to construct a pre theatre orientation experience, Learning and Teaching Grant, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide $5000
2016 – iCAN – Establishing Interprofessional networks with The University of Alberta Canada, Partnership Priority Grant, The University of Adelaide $5000
2008 - Project Leader - Mental Health Curriculum Development in Pre-registration Nursing Degrees – Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging $20017
2008 – Implementation of an electronic audience response system to enhance student learning through direct formative and summative learning. –Team submission with David Foley (Project Leader) $10000
2007 - Making research skill development explicit in coursework: Four universities' adaptation of a model to numerous disciplines. Carrick (ALTC) Competitive grant $215,488 – Team submission with Dr John Willison (Project Leader)
2001 – Provision of an integrated computer training and video skills program for the development of competency in advanced life support for post graduate nursing students. IT Matching Funds – The University of Adelaide $19810 – Team submission with Mr John Field (Project Leader)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor Designing efficient and safe spaces for perioperative patient care. How do perioperative nurses contribute to perioperative environment planning and design. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Kasey Irwin 2018 Principal Supervisor Factors Influencing the Experiences of Expatriate Nurses when Precepting Nursing Students: A Mixed methods study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Aishah Shaher B Al Harbi 2017 Co-Supervisor Consent to treatment in acute care health settings: clinical practice and patient autonomy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Patricia Carlisle 2015 Co-Supervisor When a Healthcare Professional has a Significant Other Admitted to an Acute Care Hospital: Experiences and Needs Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Full Time Mr Hussamaldeen Mohammed M Sabyani
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor What is the Influence of Clinical Experience on the Nursing Student's Understanding of Patient Centered Care? Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Jan Alderman
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