RN, BNg, GradDipAdultEd, MNgFlin, PhD, PSI ETA Chapter STTI, FCNA
2017 The Vice President and Executive Dean’s Team Prize for all round contributions to the success of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Evidence of teams’ ability to function under challenging circumstances; maintain a customer focus and adhere to the Flinders values of integrity, courage, innovation and excellence. Dr Button Project lead.
2016 Start up grant Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on the diverse nursing/midwifery students’ cultural empathy and change of practice $5000.
2012 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing
2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation $10,000 D Button (Team leader), K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.Category;
Citation: For significant contribution by team members in developing an online self-directed Clinical Communication Program assisting nursing students' development and application of professional language.
2009 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing.
2008 $10,000 Executive Dean's Teaching and learning Grant 'Nursing paramedics and medical staff working as a team: Development of interdisciplinary clinical decision making and communication using high fidelity simulation'. K.Wotton, D Button, J Davis, M Kelton, M Neill, T Pointon, P Clarke, J Thompson.
2008 $8,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'How to make a Cultural quilt Utilising the CDIP toolkit to educate Casual Part-time Teachers and academic staff members about culturally inclusive practices focus on students undertaking clinical placement.' M Kelton, D Button.
2007 $2,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'It's Shocking understanding culture shock for general staff and part-time clinical teachers. M Kelton, D Button.
2006 $10,000 University Teaching and learning Innovation grant: 'Developing a online Clinical Communication program for ESL students that will be accessed via the internet in the clinical placement. D Button, K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.
1998 $3,000 Vice Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching
Undergradaute and post graduate teaching
E-learning innovation across the program
Teaching in undergraduate programs; asthma management; orthopaedics; spinal injuries; emergency nursing.
Using high fidelity simulation to enhance students learning
Developing online teaching resources to motivate students learning in preparation for clinical practice
Electronic technology (E-learning) is increasingly playing a greater role in tertiary education. While the benefits of E-learning are recognised, a number of challenges are presented. The aim of my PhD study, therefore, was to explore issues impacting on the use of E-learning by Australian students and academics in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. This Mixed Method study found that while undergraduate nursing students frequently used the internet and social media for personal interaction, they lacked the computer information literacy skills necessary to undertake University studies.
The results also indicated that nursing academics were willing to implement E-learning in the curriculum. However, there was a need for greater leadership support and resources to enable its implementation. With the increased adoption of E-learning in education and computer information technology , it is imperative that students and academics are provided with the time, resources and computer skills necessary to enable students to successfully complete their course and meet the challenges of the technologically evolving world.
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: Adult suprapubic catheter lived experience
; Pre-school asthma family experience
; Experiences of people undergoing mutiple eye surgey eye
Fellow College of Nursing Australia
National secretary: Australian Nurse Teachers Society
Treasurer PSI ETA South Australian Chapter STTI
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