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Virginia JonesHead of Department, Senior Lecturer

PhD PgDipHealSc (Otago) RN


Research interests

Virginia's research interests focus on family centered care, chronic respiratory diseases, paediatrics, diabetes with Pacifica populations, technology enhanced education and learning.

Virginia's PhD looked at family centered care for children with chronic respiratory disease in New Zealand.

Virginia's post doctoral work drew directly from her PhD findings and explored the ways in which services and health professionals can better support parents and families of children with asthma.

Virginia is currently researching self-management of type 2 diabetes among Pacifica communities.

Collaborative projects

  • Lifestyle and mindfulness intervention for the elderly
  • Developing technology enhanced teaching and learning

Teaching responsibilities

  • Master of Nursing Science programme, Academic Leader
  • NURS441 Professional Nursing in NZ
  • NURS447 Applied Nursing Research
  • NURS503 Nursing Clients with Complex Health States

Supervision responsibilities

  • PhD and Masters students


Shannon, K., McClunie-Trust, P., Macdiarmid, R., Jarden, R., Dewar, J., Turner, R., … Jones, V. (2024). Graduate entry nursing students’ well-being and transformation in becoming registered nurses: Phase three of a longitudinal case study. Collegian. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2023.12.001

McClunie-Trust, P., Jarden, R., Marriott, P., Winnington, R., Dewar, J., Shannon, K., … Jones, V., … Macdiarmid, R. (2024). Graduate entry nursing students' development of professional nursing self: A scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 151, 104670. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2023.104670

Jones, V., McClunie-Trust, P., Macdiarmid, R., Turner, R., Shannon, K., Winnington, R., … Jarden, R. (2024). Education pathways for graduate entry registered nurses to transition to advanced practice roles: A realist review. Nurse Education Today, 133, 106032. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2023.106032

Winnington, R., Shannon, K., Turner, R., Jarden, R., McClunie-Trust, P., Jones, V., … Macdiarmid, R. (2023). Learning experiences of first year graduate entry nursing students in New Zealand and Australia: A qualitative case study. BMC Nursing, 22, 74. doi: 10.1186/s12912-023-01233-9

Foster, M., Blamires, J., Moir, C., Jones, V., Shrestha-Ranjit, J., Fenton, B., & Dickinson, A. (2023). Children and young people’s participation in decision-making within healthcare organisations in New Zealand: An integrative review. Journal of Child Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/13674935231153430

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