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Sue Lichtwark

Principal Academic Staff Member


  • Registered Nurse, Waikato Hospital, 1971
  • Certificate in Adult Learning and Tertiary Teaching, AIT, 1993
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Wintec, 1997
  • Master of Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, 2005

Areas of Expertise

  • Teach in BN semester 3 aged care and rehabilitation, and management and leadership in semester 5
  • Coordinate the Competence assessment programme
  • Oversee the development of Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • Developed links with industry especially in aged care
  • Have been involved in Nursing Council audit for other agencies
  • On National governance committee for Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
  • Approved assessor for Nursing Council of NZ

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Kai Tiaki New Zealand; 15: 5. p24-25. By Michael Bland, Dinny Oakley, Barbara Earl and Sue Lichtwark. Michael Bland, RN, DipHE, BSc (Hons), MPhil, Examining the barriers to RN transition for students on competency assessment programmes: research into a competency assessment programme for both New Zealand nurses returning to nursing and nurses from non-English speaking backgrounds wanting New Zealand registration has revealed a range of issues affecting a smooth transition to registered nurse practice
  • Paper presented at ANEC conference Sydney 2008 Voucher project 2010/2011 How well prepared are Wintec graduates for working in aged care/dementia environment
  • Paper presented at ANEC conference November 2011 An Educational Framework to Enhance Nursing Students' Clinical Experience and Learning
  • Looking at replicating above voucher project to follow through curriculum changes
  • Plan and participate in development of PDRP for national nurse educators programme
  • Facilitate development of a study around the roll out of EN programme
  • Plan action research around development of clinical teaching pool staff