Vanessa Clothier

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



t: +61 3 9904 4032
Vanessa’s Researcher Profile


Vanessa joined Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in January 2017.  Vanessa has 22 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 has been a sessional lecturer for the past 10 years and is now looking forward to the challenge of Unit Coordinator and Chief Examiner of M6006.


(M6006) - Master of Advanced Nursing: Nurse Practitioner
  • NUR5411 - Advanced clinical sssessment and diagnostic reasoning
  • NUR5218 - Advanced clinical decision making
  • NUR5219 - Advanced clinical practice for Nurse Practitioner

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


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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