Mrs Deb Surman


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West (E210)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Deb began her role at Flinders University in 2017. She is a praciticing registered paedatric nurse with experience in undergraduate teaching, having worked as a clinical Nurse in the Simulated Hospital and Health Service,University of South Australia, responsible for providing expert contemporary clinical leadership in various courses in the undergraduate nursing program .She is enthusiastic about student engagement and strives to formulate and deliver topics using innovative and creative teaching practices, such as Mask Ed and HoloLens. Deb is also co-project leader for NCAP, Nuring Communication and Application to practice Programme, a coaching programme founded in 2018 to assist students improve their clinical and communication skills enabling students to become more confident and competent, improving placement performance.


Diploma of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

Paediatric Nursing Certificate

Paediatric Emergency Nursing Certificate

Grad Cert in Emergency Nursing

Master of Nursing

Professional Certificate in Immunisation.

Cert V Training and Assessment

Honours, awards and grants

Vice Chancellors Award (2011) University of South Australia: Practice Based Laboratories, Leading Change

Teaching interests

Teaching interests include Acute Care Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Simulation, Mask Ed

Topic Co-ordinator: NURS2002 Professionalism in Action

        NURS8828: Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing

        NURS8829: Paediatric Practice PEP

        NURS8829: Paediatric Nursing Practice

Topic coordinator
NURS8828 Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing
NURS2002 Professionalism in Action