Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Jo Perry completed her Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) at the South Australian Institute of Technology in the early 1990s. From there, she worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Graduate Nurse for a year, after that accepting a position at Western Hospital. It was here that she started to gain expertise in Day Surgery, Recovery, High Dependency and Gastroenterology. It was while working at Western that she finished her BSN degree through the University of South Australia. She also completed her preceptor course, eventually becoming active in an educator role for both undergraduate registered nurse students as well as enrolled nurse students. In 1997, Mrs Perry moved to the USA with her husband and worked as a registered nurse in Cardio-pulmonary, Gastroenterology and Day Surgery. She became Board Certified in Gastroenterology. Mrs Perry then went on to study her Masters Degree in Nursing starting out at Atlantic State University in the Nurse Practitioner tract. She completed her studies at Marian University with a major in Nursing Education. Since then she has worked a dual role in practice in the Operating Room since 2001, and teaching for Marian University since 2004. Mrs Perry returned to Australia with her family in 2010, and has assumed the coordinator role for the postgraduate perioperative courses. She also maintained clinical hours in the general operating rooms of the Royal Adelaide Hospital until 2019. She then took a role as Clinical Risk Manager for the Women's and Children's Hospital, working in the health medico-legal risk space of the Safety and Quality Unit. She continues to balance her 2 core roles and occasionally stepping back into the perioperative role to keep her skills current.
RN, CGRN, Dip App Sc (Nursing), BSN, MSN, Grad Cert (HM - Safety and Quality)
Work-life balance in nursing students
Emotional intelligence and nursing practice
Complexity in Perioperative Nursing
Gamification in tertiary education
Safety and quality in education and practice
Ethical and legal issues in healthcare
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing AEA Executive Committee University of Adelaide 2019 - ongoing Clinical Risk Manager SA Health, Women's and Children's Hospital 2011 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2023 Teaching Award Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Executive Dean Award The University of Adelaide Australia - 2017 Award Judith Berry Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing South Australian Perioperative Nurses Association Australia - 2016 Achievement Education Specialist The University of Adelaide Australia -
Date Institution name Country Title 2021 - 2022 University of Tasmania Australia Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management 2003 - 2004 Marian College of Fond du Lac United States Master of Science 1994 - 1994 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor degree 1989 - 1991 South Australian Institute of Technology Australia Diploma of Applied Science
Year Citation 2020 McKinnon, M., Donnelly, F., & Perry, J. (2020). Experiences of Post Anaesthetic Recovery Nurses facilitating Advanced Directives in the immediate post anaesthetic period: A phenomenological study.. Journal of advanced nursing, 76(7), 1708-1716.
2015 Perry, J. (2015). IPL: A new way for education. Australian nursing & midwifery journal, 23(2), 42. 2015 Pupkiewicz, J., Kitson, A., & Perry, J. (2015). What factors within the peri-operative environment influence the training of scrub nurses?. Nurse Education in Practice, 15(5), 373-380.
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Year Citation 2019 Arnold-Chamney, M., & Perry, J. (2019). Improving Aboriginal Care Together – An Educational Initiative. In EDU LEARN19 (pp. 416-418). Palma, Spain: IATED.
2019 Perry, J., & Arnold-Chamney, M. (2019). Modular Rubrics as a building block of consistent assessment. In L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, & I. Candel Torres (Eds.), EDULEARN19 Proceedings (pp. 419-425). Valencia SPAIN: IATED.
2018 Perry, J. (2018). Periprocedural Courses. In ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia. Adelaide: Australian College of Operating Room Nurses, ACORN. 2017 Perry, J. (2017). Building a Better Moustrap in Perioperative Care. In SAPNA Communication. Adelaide. 2016 Perry, J. (2016). Nursing and Medical students working together? It's a curly process but it can happen!. In ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia. Hobart, Tasmania: Australian College of Operating Room Nurses, ACORN. 2014 Perry, J. (2014). An Exploration of Complexity in Perioperative Services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. In ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia. Melbourne: Australian College of Operating Room Nurses, ACORN.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Perry, J. (2020). Wellbeing - ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing. 2018 Perry, J. (2018). Risk Management - ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing. 2015 ACORN. (2015). Infection Control - ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing.
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Experiencing the “Grey Zone”: The Post Anaesthetic Recovery Nurse facilitating Advanced Directives in the post anaesthetic period. The University of Adelaide - Master - Majella McKinnon 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor A Difficult Path To Walk: Critical Care Nurses’ Lived Experience of Crucial Conversations: Perspectives From One Australian Team The University of Adelaide - Master - Nihada Besic 2012 - 2012 Co-Supervisor What factors within the perioperative environment influence the training of scrub nurses? The University of Adelaide - Honours - Joanna Pupkiewicz
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Board Member ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia Australian College of Operating Room Nurses Australia
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