Dr Paula Foran

image of paula foranDr Paula Foran (nee Touzeau) is a Registered Nurse who since completing her Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing certificate in 1988 has held positions of ACN, Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Teacher & Clinical Facilitator for Perioperative Education. Paula has been a past Chairperson of the Victorian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses (now ACPAN – Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses) and is currently a member of the national ACPAN committee.

Paula has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Master Degree in Professional Education & has received her PhD for her thesis, “The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses”. Paula has a number of publications to her credit, & has been a guest speaker, and presented Keynote presentations at National & International Conferences. Paula has recently been awarded the ‘Most Popular Presenter’ for her keynote address at the International Collaboration of Perianaesthesia Nurses. Paula is currently a Senior Lecturer at The University of Tasmania. Paula is also the National Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) and currently sits on the ANZCA national Assistant to the Anaesthetist Working Party. In a voluntary position, Paula is the ‘Chief Examiner’ for the College of Perianaesthesia Nurses.


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