Vanessa Clothier

BN, Post Grad Dip Crit Care., MNSc. RN. NP



t: +61 3 9905 9346
Vanessa’s Researcher Profile


Vanessa joined Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in January 2017.  Vanessa has 26 years nursing experience in a variety of clinical settings including remote area nursing and critical care transport.  Vanessa has worked in Emergency Departments since 1996 and continues to be passionate about emergency nursing.  She became a Nurse Practitioner candidate in the first round of seed funding by the Victorian Government in 2004 and was one of the first 10 endorsed Nurse Practitioners in Victoria.   Vanessa maintains weekly clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner: Emergency at Monash Health and is extremely enthusiastic about the role for Nurse Practitioners within the health sector.  She is the stream coordinator in M6031: Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing: Nurse Practitioner and is the Unit Coordinator and Chief Examiner for NUR5411, NUR5218 and NUR5600.


M6031 - Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing: Nurse Practitioner
  • NUR5411 - Advanced clinical assessment and diagnostic reasoning
  • NUR5218 - Advanced clinical decision making
  • NUR5600 - Nurse Practitioner essentials

Research interests

  • exploring the clinical applications of Nurse Practitioners
  • adding to the body of research regarding emergency care
  • evaluating Nurse Practitioner academic programs

Research projects

Please refer to Vanessa's researcher profile


Professional engagement/service

  • ACNP, Victorian branch, Member
  • NPACC MH (Nurse Practitioner and Candidate Collaborative: Monash Health), Member

Professional affiliations

  • ACNP - Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • CENA - College of Emergency Nursing Australasia
  • AENPC - Australian Emergency Nurse Practitioner Collaborative
  • ANMF - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • ANPAC - Australian Nurse Practitioner Academics collaborative, founder and Chair


Please refer to Vanessa’s researcher profile

Clothier, V., Morphet, J. 2015. Femoral nerve blocks for fractured neck of femur patients: A 'feel good solution' but a 'short-term fix' ? Emergency Medicine Australasia 27,6. 512-515  doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12479
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