Ms Anita Lymn

Clinical Nurse Researcher

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (N216)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a Cardiac Nurse undertaking my Masters by Research with an intention of articulating to a PHD next year.

I specialised in Cardiac Nursing in 1990 and moved to Adelaide from Broken Hill in 1991.

I am employed by FMC and the university as a Clinical Nurse Researcher, working 2 days a week at the hospital and 3 days a week at the university.


Registered Nurse for 33 years.

Coronary Care Cetrtificate in 1990 at the NSW College of Nursing.

Working in the Cardiac Care Unit at FMC for 29years as a Clinical Nurse and Associate Nurse Unit Manager.

I initially did my general nurse training certificate in Broken Hill and completed my Bachelor of Nursing in 1994 at Flinders University.

Honours, awards and grants

Previous project work at FMC with the National Demonstration Hospital project and Redesigning Care.

Just returned from my second time with the Sunrise Electronic Medical Record project, working as a Clinical Educator. Teaching sunrise to doctors, nurses, medical imaging and clerical staff. Involved with activating the Mount Gambier Hospital and Stage 4 at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Key responsibilities

Clinical Nurse in CCU at FMC, a senior cardiac nursing role.

Immersed in the clinical environment I am basing my research on how nursing leadership impacts patient outcomes.

Measuring the impact of Culture changes that affect the delivery of efficient quality patient care in an environment where the cardiac trained nursing workforce is diminishing. So far have proven that empowering cardiac nurses to make effective decisions impoves effective decisions and thus the timely delivery of quality patient care.