Dr Snezana Stolic


Dr Snezana Stolic
NameDr Snezana Stolic
Email Addresssnezana.stolic@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Nursing)
QualificationsBNurs NTU, GCertEd QUT, MAppSc QUT, PhD Griffith
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3073-6812
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Biography

Dr Snez Stolic has more than 24 years of clinical experience working in cardiac surgical intensive care, general intensive care units, coronary care, cardiac catheter theatre and cardiac wards. She has worked at Prince Charles Hospital, Mater Public and Private Hospital, St Andrews Hospital in Brisbane, Wesley Hospital and Townsville General Hospital. For the past 16 years, she has been working in academia, including University of Southern Queensland, Griffith University, QUT, Southern Cross University and Charles Sturt University in NSW. Having taught courses across the three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing degree. She has 16 years of experience teaching medication management and clinical laboratory courses. She is the Higher Degree Research Coordinator for the SONM at UniSQ.

In 2004, she completed a Master in Applied Science in Research evaluating the Acute Pain Service program using quasiexperimental design at Prince Charles Hospital for people following cardiac surgical patients. In 2016, she completed a Doctor of Philosophy titled “A randomised control trial of a symptom management education package for people with the acute coronary syndrome”.

She is on the organising committee for ACRA conference, research committee and the Queensland chapter. She is on the Cardiovascular Expert Group Panel for the Joanna Briggs Institute and on the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Executive Committee and is a fellow. She is a member of Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals, European Society of Cardiology. She has several published articles, contributions to nursing textbooks and presented at many domestic and international conferences. She has peer reviewed for several international and domestic journals.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland20202023
LecturerCharles Sturt University 20192020
LecturerSouthern Cross University 20162018
LecturerQueensland University of Technology20102015
Associate LecturerGriffith University 20052009

Expertise

Cardiac nursing

Pain management

Medication calculation and education

Health assessment

Teaching

Project implementation

Research

Clinical Skills for Practice A

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association
Joanna Briggs Institute Cardiovascular Expert Group
Darling Downs Health Human Research Committee
The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Grants review committee
Australian Clinical Cardiac Network
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Cardiac Society Australian and New Zealand CSANZ
Virtual Simulation Working Party USQ SONM
UniSQ Research Mentor Program
The Australian Nurses Teachers Society
Theme Leader for Research USQ SONM 2020- now for Chronic Disease, Symptom Management
Learning and Teaching Committee USQ SONM
Research and Research Training Committee UniSQ SONM
Postgraduate Committee USQ SONM
Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Executive Committee and Fellow
European Society of Cardiology: Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals member ESC
Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education Network member
BNurs
NTU
2001
GCertEd
QUT
2005
MAppSc
QUT
2004
PhD
Griffith
2016

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The role of palliative care in family members' burden of care with elderly cancer patients at the end stage of lifeAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndromeAssociate SupervisorMasters2022
Evaluating distress of patients following cardiac surgery in rural areasAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Comparing undergraduate nursing students ability to access and use, along with self-confidence, paper-based patient document and or electronic medical administration records during clinical placementAssociate SupervisorMasters2020
Exploring the needs of people with advanced incurable cancer within the gastrointestinal tract, their carers and expert health care professionals.Associate SupervisorMasters2020
Implementation of a digital pediatric early warning tools minimise current cognitive barriers and identify potential new barriersAssociate SupervisorMasters2017
Project titleDetailsYear
Darling Downs Health Initiative Research Small Grant Tele oncology for Rural and Remote patients2023
Learning and Teaching Award Embedding numeracy and medication management across the new Bachelor of Nursing curriculum to improve employability2022
Darling Downs Health Initiative Research Small Grant Address an unmet need: establishing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Darling Down region2022
Grants for Embedding Learning and Teaching Strategy (GELT); USQ Embedding numeracy and medication management across the new Bachelor of Nursing curriculum to improve employability2022
Travel Award; European Society of Cardiology Symptom management for people with acute coronary heart disease2017
Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses Scholarship RCT of a symptom management program for people with ACS2011
Travel Award; Australian College of Cardiovascular Nursing Symptom management for people with acute coronary heart disease2011
School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Grant, Griffith University RCT of a symptom management program for people with ACS2010
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2022Learning and Teaching Award UniSQ
2021Dean commendation for Learning and Teaching at USQ for course NUR2000 Medication Management UniSQ

Address an unmet need: establishing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Darling Down region

Gardiner, P., Aung, N., Ng, L., Stolic, S., Bliss, E., Gyawali, P. and Roberts, M.. 2022. "Address an unmet need: establishing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Darling Down region." Toowoomba, Darling Downs Health Services Research Symposium.

Embedding numeracy and medication management across the new Bachelor of Nursing curriculum to improve performance on clinical placement

Stolic, S., Ng, L. and Sheridan, G.. "Embedding numeracy and medication management across the new Bachelor of Nursing curriculum to improve performance on clinical placement." 18th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference (HERDSA 1995). Rockhampton, Australia 04 - 08 Jul 1995

Electronic medication administration records and nursing administration of medications: An integrative review

Stolic, Snezana, Ng, Linda and Sheridan, Georgina. 2022. "Electronic medication administration records and nursing administration of medications: An integrative review." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 30 (1), pp. 163-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2022.06.005

Medication errors by nursing students on clinical practice: an integrative review

Stolic, Snezana, Ng, Linda, Southern, Joanne and Sheridan, Georgina. 2022. "Medication errors by nursing students on clinical practice: an integrative review." Nurse Education Today. 112, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105325

Peripheral vascular system

Stolic, Snezana. 2020. "Peripheral vascular system ." Lewis, Peter J. and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Head and Neck

Stolic, Snezana. 2020. "Head and Neck ." Lewis, Peter J. and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Assessing nutrition

Stolic, Snezana. 2020. "Assessing nutrition ." Lewis, Peter J. and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

The nurse's role in health assessment: Collecting and analysing data

Stolic, Snezana. 2020. "The nurse's role in health assessment: Collecting and analysing data ." Lewis, Peter J. and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Assessing general status and vital signs

Stolic, Snezana. 2019. "Assessing general status and vital signs ." Lewis, Peter J. and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Randomized controlled trial of symptom management patient education for people with acute coronary syndrome

Stolic, Snezana, Lin, Frances and Mitchell, Marion. 2019. "Randomized controlled trial of symptom management patient education for people with acute coronary syndrome." Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34 (4), pp. 340-345. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000383

A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Symptom Management Education Package (SMEP) for People with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

Stolic, Snezana. 2015. A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Symptom Management Education Package (SMEP) for People with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. Griffith University .

Educational strategies aimed at improving student nurse's medication calculation skills: a review of the research literature

Stolic, Snezana. 2014. "Educational strategies aimed at improving student nurse's medication calculation skills: a review of the research literature." Nurse Education in Practice. 14 (5), pp. 491-503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.05.010

The nurse’s role in health assessment: Collecting and analysing data

Stolic, Snezana. 2014. "The nurse’s role in health assessment: Collecting and analysing data." Lewis, Peter and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare; Calculations and Practice

Shibab, Pearl, Hillman, Elspeth, Stolic, Snezana and West, Caryn. 2012. Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare; Calculations and Practice . Australia. Pearson.

Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment: Collecting and Analysing Data

Douglas, Clinton and Stolic, Snezana. 2011. "Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment: Collecting and Analysing Data ." Lewis, Peter and Foley, David (ed.) Health Assessment in Nursing. Australia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Nurse-led telephone interventions for people with cardiac disease: a review of the research literature

Stolic, Snezana, Mitchell, Marion and Wollin, Judy. 2010. "Nurse-led telephone interventions for people with cardiac disease: a review of the research literature." European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 9 (4), pp. 203-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2010.02.003

Pain management for patients in cardiac surgical intensive care units has not improved over time

Stolic, Snez and Mitchell, Marion L.. 2010. "Pain management for patients in cardiac surgical intensive care units has not improved over time." Australian Critical Care. 23 (3), pp. 157-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2010.04.004

The impact of perioperative education by a nurse led Acute Pain Service on pain management for cardiac surgical patients

Stolic, Snezana. 2004. The impact of perioperative education by a nurse led Acute Pain Service on pain management for cardiac surgical patients. Masters Thesis Masters by Research. Queensland University of Technology .