Johanna Rhodes
Publish Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Johanna Rhodes
Johanna Rhodes

Head of School of Nursing

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Johanna heads the School of Nursing at SIT. She is a registered nurse, and completed her bachelor’s degree (nursing) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (now ARA) and postgraduate qualifications in teaching and nursing at Otago University. She is currently a PhD candidate at Central Queensland University in Australia.

Johanna believes that embracing teaching pedagogies that reflect the ‘real world’ is critical to developing graduates who are equipped to provide evidence based, patient centred care in the intricate, fluctuating, and vulnerable space of healthcare. As such, she seeks opportunities to strengthen her management, leadership, research, and teaching skills.

Johanna’s current research interests include simulation, educators’ experiences and well-being, experiential learning. the use of board games in education, and Escape Rooms as a teaching method (classroom and on-line). She developed the ‘Pause, Consider, and Decide: Audience Led Simulation’ method, which offers an engaging simulation experience for larger cohorts of students.