Staff Profile

Dr Bev MacKay

Dr Bev MacKay

Pathway Manager Nursing

RGON, CATE, MA (App) Nursing (Distinction), Doctor of Nursing, FCNA(NZ).  Bev has a strong primary health care nursing background and this is one of her research passions as is the introduction of technology in nursing education.

Professional Affiliations and Interests

Fellow –College of Nurses Aotearoa.
Research Committee Northtec.My academic focus is on primary health care nursing. My research interests are in flexibility in teaching and learning, primary health care and advanced nursing roles.

Current Teaching

Bachelor of Nursing programme : Primary Health Care, Population Health
Primary Health Care Nursing 

Current/Previous Research 

2011-   Collaborative research with Dr Thomas Harding – Australian Catholic University. “Clients Understanding of the Nurse Practitioner Role”
 

2008-10 Consultancy for a Quality Improvement Project - Continence Nursing Service - Northland District Health Board.
 

2006-7 An Evaluation of M-Support of nursing students in clinical placements Evaluated the success of a system which provides m-support for students enrolled in primary health care nursing through the SMS facility on cell phones.
 

2000-5 An Analysis of Forces Influencing Innovative Roles in Primary Health Care Nursing. Doctoral Research analysing forces influencing the development of innovative roles in primary health care nursing.

2004-5 KIWINTM(Desktop Version): An evaluative study  The research Beta site tested the implementation of KIWINTM (Knowledge Interfacing With Innovation in Nursing Education) in the Northland Polytechnic context. (KIWINTM is a local software product (UNITEC) using the New Zealand National Health Index, the National Minimum Data Set and the National Medical Warning System to inform the types of data to collect and the Omaha System as a standardised nursing language, which categorises client problems, nursing interventions undertaken and outcomes. 
2004 Promoting flexible learning: An action research study. The major aim was to evaluate the introduction of an on-line component to one module (Primary Health Care 1) in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programme and make changes as necessary to facilitate student learning. A secondary aim was to describe the process in supporting change towards flexible delivery within the nursing department

2003 Factors influencing innovative roles in primary health care nursing in the Northland District Health Board Provide information on which to base planned development of innovative roles in primary health care nursing in the Northland District Health Board

2001 A survey of health providers views regarding the second level nurse. Provide information regarding support for development of a second level nurse course at Northland Polytechnic 

1999 Practice development in action An action research study of one module (Knowledge in Nursing Three) in the Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) programme.

1995-2000 A community-based nurse managed treatment programme for children with nocturnal enuresis: An evaluation study. Collaborative project between industry and polytechnic –describe programme and evaluate- basis for replication

Publications and Conference Presentations 

Mackay B., Brown, H., Turner, G. & Hylton, J. (2010). Action Research: Supporting quality in a nursing continence service. Paper presented at the New Zealand Continence Association 2010 Conference, The Whole Works, 16- 18 September, Auckland. 

Mackay B (2009). Leadership Strategies for Role Development in Primary Health Care Nursing. In Hussain, A. (Ed), Primary Healthcare: Concepts and Experiences, (pp. 168-181), Punjaggutta: India.

Brown, H, Turner, G. Mackay, B. & Hylton J. (2009) “Promoting Quality in Nursing Continence Services” Poster presented at the Adelaide, Australia 

Brown, H, Turner, G. Mackay, B. & Hylton J. (2009) “Promoting Quality in Nursing Continence Services” Poster presented at the New Zealand Nurses Association, Celebrating Nursing Research: Opening Doors conference, 20-21 November, Wellington. 

Mackay, B., & Harding, T. (2009). M-Support: Keeping in touch on placement in primary health care settings. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 25(2), 30-40.

Mackay, B, Brown, H., Turner, G. & Hylton, J. (2009) Continence Nursing Service Quality Improvement Project. Unpublished research report. Whangarei, Northland District Health Board, April 2009.

Brown, H, Turner, G. Mackay, B & Hylton J. (2009) 25th May regional continence group. 

Hegney, D., Mackay, B., Kruske, S., Kildea, S., Lenthall, S. & Knight, S. (2007). Rural and remote area nursing. In D. Brown & H. Edwards (Eds), Lewis’s medical-Surgical Nursing 2E: Assessment and management of clinical problems, (pp. 200-214). Sydney: Elsevier

Mackay, B. (2007). An evaluation of m-support of nursing students in clinical placements. Unpublished research report. Whangarei, Northland Polytechnic, April 2007.

Mackay, B. (2007). In touch on placement. New Zealand Nursing Review. 8 (6), 11.

Mackay, B. (2007). Leadership strategies for role development in primary health care nursing. Northland Polytechnic Nursing Journal: Tai Tokerau Wananga, 11, 28-30.

Mackay, B.J. (2007). M-Support of nursing students in primary health care nursing. In D. Parson & H. Ryu (Eds), Mobile Learning Technologies and Applications (MoLTA) 2007: Proceedings of the 1ST international conference on Mobile Learning Technologies and Applications (MOLTA) 2007 (pp. 9-15). Auckland, 19 February. Auckland, New Zealand: Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University. 

Mackay, B.J. (2006). Using SMS mobile technology to M-Support nursing students in clinical placements. Paper presented at eFest Conference 

27th-29th September, Wellington, New Zealand.

Mackay, B.J. (2005) An Analysis of Forces Influencing Innovative Roles in Primary Health Care Nursing. Unpublished Doctor of Nursing. Sydney: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Mackay, B.J. & Strochnetter, K. (2004). Technology in education: Lessons from an E-learning development. Paper presented at the 11th National Nurse Education Conference 24-26th November, Victoria, Australia.  

Mackay, B.J. & Mclunie-Trust, P. (2004). Inter-institutional collaboration to support e-learning strategies in undergraduate nursing education in New Zealand. Poster presentation presented at the 11th National Nurse Education Conference 24-26th November, Victoria, Australia.

Wilson, S., Mackay, B.J., Mclunie-Trust, P., & Anderson, D. (2004).  Preparing the undergraduate pre-registration nurse for a mobile future: a collaborative approach. Peer-reviewed paper presented at the HINZ (Health Informatics New Zealand) Conference 27-29th July, Wellington. 

Mackay, B. (2004). Promoting flexible learning: An action research study. Unpublished research report. Whangarei: Northland Polytechnic.

Mackay, B. (2003). General practitioners’ perceptions of the nurse practitioner roles: An exploratory study. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 116, 1170, 1-8.

McKillop, A., Mackay, B. J. & Scobie, N. (2003). Evaluation of a nurse-managed programme for children with nocturnal enuresis. Nursing Standard, 17(43), 33-38.

Mackay, B.J (2002) Leadership Development: Supporting nursing in a changing primary health care environment. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 18(2), 24-32. 

McKillop, A. Mackay, B.J. & Scobie, N (2001). Evaluating a nurse-managed treatment programme for children with nocturnal enuresis. Presented at Polytechnic Research Showcase, The Beehive, 6th August, Wellington.

Mackay, B.J, McKillop, A. & Scobie, N (2000). A Community-Based Nurse Managed Treatment Programme for Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: An Evaluation Study. Paper presented at Auckland Nurses Continence Day, 22/11/00.

Schroyen, B & Mackay, B (2000). Action Research Case Studies. Paper presented by B Schroyen at Action Research Conference Christchurch.18 September 2000.

Mackay, B.J., McKillop, A & Scobie, N (2000). A Community-Based Nurse Managed Treatment Programme for Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: An Evaluation Study. Paper presented at International Conference of Paediatric and Child Health Nurses in Perth, 5-7 April 2000 

Mackay, B.J. (1998). Clinical Pathways in the Community. Paper presented at Bridging the Gap Conference. Stoma, Wound, Continence: Whangarei. 

Mackay,B.J. & Munn, M. (1997). Hospital at Home. Paper presented at Surgical Services Conference: Auckland.

Mackay, B.J. & McKillop, A.( 1995) Collaboration and Partnership – It really does work. Paper presented at National Nurse Educators Conference: Hamilton.

Mackay, B.J. (1995). High Tech Care in the Community. Paper presented at National District Nurses Conference: Nelson.

Beilby, A., Mackay, B., Meehan, T. Schroyen, B. & Simpkiss, L. (1994). Integrating Nursing Research and Practice: Part 1 – A journey into the unknown. Nursing Praxis: Palmerston North.

Seminar Presentations

Brown, H, Turner, G. Mackay, B. & Hylton J. (2009).  Continence Nursing Service Quality Improvement Project. Paper presented 25th May at Regional Continence Group Meeting. ? Auckland   25th May.

Mackay, B.J. (2003). Factors Influencing Innovative Roles in Primary Health Care Nursing in the Northland District Health Board. Paper presented at Nurse Leaders Meeting, 5th June Kaikohe.

Mackay, B.J. (2003). Factors Influencing Innovative Roles in Primary Health Care Nursing in the Northland District Health Board. Paper presented- Auckland University MA students  13 March. 

Mackay, B.J. (2000). Practice Development in Action: An action research study of one module (Knowledge in Nursing Three) in the BHSc (Nsg) Programme. Paper presented at Scholarship day, Northland Polytechnic, 17/11/00.

Mackay, B.J. (1999). Clinical Pathways in the Community. Paper presented at  Public Health Nurse Seminar Day, Kerikeri.