Marjorie Collett

Ms, MSc Manc.

  • The University of Western Australia (M702), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Marjorie Collett is a Registered Nurse with 34 years clinical experience in anaesthetic and recovery nursing, theatre management and sterile services management. Over the past 6 years, in her role as Associate Lecturer, Academic Clinician Nursing with the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, she has directly managed and coordinated the nursing program to support the development of the rural health workforce. In this role, she provides Clinical Facilitation and Supervision for undergraduate, postgraduate and RN Re-entry to practice nursing students. She is actively involved in providing clinical training and inter-professional education to staff, students and high school students (as part of the Student Health Academy initiative). 

She has experience in utilising a wide variety of simulated learning environments to help engage learners to integrate their core knowledge into practice and expertise in the delivery of simulation exercises for qualified nursing staff, medical officers, student nurses and allied health staff/students in an inter-professional environment, both in clinical situations and in the simulation laboratory.

Prior to her current role, she was Anaesthetic Team leader for WACHS, WA Midwest region, responsible for auditing of resuscitation trolleys and airway management training across the Region’s hospitals and Nursing Posts/stations. Additionally, she organized, coordinated and facilitated the annual Anaesthetic Study Day for all anaesthetists, theatre staff and ED staff within the Midwest. As the Clinical Nurse responsible for sterile services WACHS, she wrote and upgraded policies and procedures in preparation for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Audit 2012 and implemented new systems of work to ensure compliance with the AS/NZS 4187:2003 (sterile services).

She was commended by the auditors for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Audit 2012, for the quality initiatives implemented over an 8-month period. This also included providing training for sterile services staff at all levels.

Whilst sterile services manager in the UK, she wrote and implemented a training program within the Sterile Services Department (SSD) for Technicians, to incorporate regulations laid down in HTM 2010 and HTM 2030.

As a Senior Clinical Nurse (Senior Sister) in the UK (working in a 10-theatre suite), she pioneered, managed, organised and facilitated an In-Service Training Program providing weekly lecturers for all perioperative and ICU Staff. Additionally she was nominated as Resuscitation Training Officer for Theatres, organising and participating in resuscitation study days for all perioperative and ICU staff. She also participated in the planning/reviewing of the curriculum for the ENB Course 182 (Recovery and Anaesthetic qualification) with tutors, assessors and mentors.

Local developments within WACHS (expansion of ED and creation of the region’s first ICU department), necessitates the upskilling of all healthcare professions. She therefore has a keen interest in networking with, and learning from, experts/leaders within her clinical and academic environments, with the intention of providing high quality training and education to the critical care community within the Midwest Region.

Research interests

  • Quality of clinical supervision and assessment of student nurses within the regional, rural and remote areas.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Management, MSc, Manchester Metropolitan University

Award Date: 12 May 2003


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