Health care and nursing is a career that has always been interesting and challenging for Leanne. The Queensland Training Award winner has worked in a variety of roles including as a registered nurse in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, within a variety of units from acute surgical to orthopedic and even neurosurgical.
“The health care industry is constantly developing and changing which is engaging, and the associated research that supports this development of best practice is always interesting and challenging," said Leanne.
"I have always been interested in education as nurses are constantly providing education informally to patients and clients. In a previous role I was also providing clinical education for health care professionals within our facility."
Leanne Morgan joined TAFE Queensland in 2003 and is a great asset to the organisation. One of her most effective teaching tools is the use of storytelling. Leanne will always use and encourage others to incorporate methods that work for them and their students.
"The use of storytelling is part of sharing knowledge and skills and supports the links between and through the theory to practice," she explained.
"Storytelling allows students to better understand the ‘why’ behind changes within regulatory requirements, procedures, policies and guidelines."
"Most importantly this also supports a culturally supportive environment for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students within our health care and nursing programs."
“Within an educator’s role, the sharing of knowledge and skills is important, however I believe the most valuable aspect of teaching is observing student development and their personal and professional growth.”