Jane Wilson is a 2017 Otago Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni.
Jane was a graduate of the School of Nursing in 1986 as an inaugural student in the Diploma of Nursing. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic in 1994.
Jane has an illustrious career in nursing, and a dedication to education as her career has progressed. After completing her diploma’s graduate year at Dunedin Hospital, Jane went to London and worked as a Sick Children’s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital.
Jane returned to Dunedin in 1991 where she worked in Paediatrics, specialising in children’s oncology. She was then appointed to Clinical Nurse Specialist and Educator roles.
For the next 12 years, Jane was a Charge Nurse Manager and a Service Leader, before being appointed as Nurse Director in 2010. In this role, she managed and led teams of nurses in specialty areas such as Older Person’s health, Rehabilitation Services, Women’s and Children’s Public Health and Support.
In 2014, Jane was appointed to the Acting Director of Nursing, leading the directorship for nursing services, and in 2015, she was appointed as Implementation Manager in the Commissioner’s office.
Jane is recognised for her leadership in nursing at a clinical level, and leading and directing nursing services. She is highly respected and regarded in the Southern District Health Board, particularly for her communication style, her attention to detail and her willingness to work in collaborative roles.
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