Caglayan is a student-focused academic working within the College of Health and Biomedicine/Nursing.

She is an experienced surgical, community and rapid assessment nurse and is currently undertaking her PhD with the aim to improve patient/staff experience with falls prevention in a medical ward. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2003 and currently works as a community nurse to maintain currency in the nursing industry. 

She commenced her career at VU as a clinical facilitator in 2015, followed by facilitating second and third-year nursing students, before obtaining a permanent position in the First Year College. Currently, she is facilitating second year nursing students in the Discipline College. She has also held roles such as: 

  • Injury prevention educator at the Northern Hospital: providing manual handing training, staff manual handling injury follow-up, audits and education for falls and pressure injury prevention.
  • Quality coordinator: the three portfolios she was responsible were; falls prevention, pressure injury prevention and staff manual handling injuries/prevention.
  • Educator for a private RTO: nurse educator 

Her research interests include pressure injury, nurse’s documentation with pressure injuries, and falls prevention to improve patient safety and well-being.

Coordination

  • Contemporary Nursing A

Teaching

  • Professional Studies
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations in Nursing 1 and 2
  • Population in Health
  • Professional Practice
  • Acute Care 1

Publications

Refereed journal articles

  • Yasan, C., Burton, T. & Tacey, M. (2020). Nurses’ documentation of falls prevention in a patient centred care plan in a medical ward. AJAN.37(2) doi:10.37464/2020.372.103

Refereed book chapters

  • Snyder, S.J., Levett-Jones, T., Burton, P. & Harvey, N. (2020). Skills in Clinical Nursing. (2nd ed.). Pearson. Australia. Units 5 (Skin and Wound Care) and 11 (Cardiac Nursing Skills).
  • Snyder, S.J., Levett-Jones, T., Burton, P. & Harvey, N. (2017). Skills in Clinical Nursing. (1st ed.). Pearson. Australia. Units 5 (Skin and Wound Care) and 8 (Perioperative Nursing Skills).

Conference presentations

  • Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference. (2017). Nurses’ Documentation of Falls Prevention in Patient Centred Care Plans. Poster Presentation.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).

Industry experience

  • Registered Nurse Observation Unit: The Northern Hospital
  • Injury Prevention Educator: The Northern Hospital
  • Injury Prevention Coordinator: The Northern Hospital
  • Registered Nurse Surgical Unit: The Northern Hospital
  • Community Nursing.

Areas of expertise

  • Pressure injuries, staging and prevention
  • Falls Prevention
  • Manual handling techniques: No lift
  • Surgical nursing: post-operative care

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 2131

Publications

Snyder, S.J., Levett-Jones, T., Burton, P. & Harvey, N. (2017). Skills in Clinical Nursing (1st ed.) Pearson. Australia. Units 5 (Skin and Wound Care) and 8 (Perioperative Nursing Skills).

Conference presentations

Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (2017) Nurses’ Documentation of Falls Prevention in Patient Centred Care Plans. Poster Presentation.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

Industry experience

  • Registered Nurse Observation Unit: The Northern Hospital
  • Injury Prevention Educator: The Northern Hospital
  • Injury Prevention Coordinator: The Northern Hospital
  • Registered Nurse Surgical Unit: The Northern Hospital
  • Community Nursing: Drake Mendox Agency