As an experienced educator, endorsed nurse practitioner and an exceptional nurse academic, Dr. Jane Frost is one of the most impressive speakers on our line-up for TEDxCanberra Momentum.


We were lucky enough to spend five minutes with Dr. Jane to talk about her extensive clinical career and her strong passion for improving patient care. Here is what she had to say.   


Q; Tell us a bit about your work and why you love it.

I am a nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse academic. I am passionate about teaching the nurses of the future to care about patients. I want my students to understand the importance of putting together the art and science of nursing. to learn that communication is such a powerful tool and that kindness and compassion are the things that distinguish a good nurse from a great one.


I am passionate about nursing roles and the difference nurses can make to patients lives. I am an innovative educator who tries to make learning engaging and relevant. My research into patient enablement, relates to giving patients the ability to cope, manage and understand their illness so they can make informed decisions that are right for them.


Nursing is about people, it is about noticing, and responding to people and recognizing that everyone is different.


Q: What’s something you are working on right now that you can share with us?


I am currently working on ways to use Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology to create immersive teaching environments in health.


Q: What does MOMENTUM, our TEDxCanberra2017 theme, mean to you?


Momentum to find new ways to teach communication, compassion and kindness in a digital age.


Q: What can our TEDxCanberra audience expect to hear from you? (without giving away too much!)


The value of communication, kindness, compassion and empathy.


Q: What do you like most about Canberra?

It is a wonderful place to bring up a family.


Q: Fun Fact. What’s one thing you can share that people don’t know about you?

I ran the London Marathon in 2006

Don’t miss out on Dr. Jane Frost’s incredible talk this September 16 at the Canberra Theatre.


Written by: Sallie Rodriguez

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