Elyce Pate

Elyce Pate
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Nursing
 Email elyce.pate@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6016
 Location Floor/Room 4 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Elyce is an Alumni of the Adelaide Nursing School graduating with the innaugral Undergraduate class in 2008. After completing her Undergraduate degree Elyce travelled to Christchurch, New Zealand and completed the 12 month Nursing Entry to Practice (NetP) Program. During this 12 months she was placed in the Paediatric Surgical ward and realised that Paediatrics was her path in life. Upon returning to Adelaide in 2009 she began working at the Women's and Children's Hospital Brookman Ward (now the Michael Rice Centre for Haematology Oncology) and worked there for the next decade. During this time she was able to hold many positions within the unit, the highlight of which was her role as Nurse Educator. It was in this decade that Elyce found her passion of caring for children and families and supporting Nurses to provide safe, timely and holistic family centered care. 

    Elyce began working at the Adelaide Nursing School in 2019 as a Clinical Lecturer and in 2021 was promoted to Lecturer. She is currently the Course Coordinator for the Maternity & Paediatric course as well as the Critical Care course for the 3rd year Undergraduate nursing students. 

    In her spare time she wrangles a 5 year old and a dog, enjoys a good book and attends parkrun every Saturday to offset her love of food and coffee. 

    I was recently lucky enough to be a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Connected Conersations series https://health.adelaide.edu.au/news/list/2021/03/22/connected-conversations-elyce-kenny  

    If you'd like to get in touch you go do so via my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elyce-pate-62a001205/

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Nursing-University of Adelaide 2008

    Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Paediatric, Child and Youth Health Nursing)-Queensland University of Technology 2013

    Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Nurse Education)- University of South Australia 2017

  • Awards & Achievements

    2022-Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning: Developing graduate employability through work-integrated-learning (WIL). We recevied this team award for our innovative approach to solving the ongoing challenge of securing paediatric placements for nursing students. We have partnered with local Kindergym venues to provide students with the opportunity to engage and interact with children and their caregivers. This supports their learning about developmental theory and developmental milestones, moreover it allows them to communicate with children and families in real time.

  • Research Interests

    Paediatric Oncology Nursing

    Paediatric Nursing

    Clinical Placement

    Nursing Education

    Nursing Alumni 

  • Professional Associations


    Member-Australia and New Zealand Children's Haematology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)

    Member-Australia and New Zealand Children's Haematology Oncology (ANZCHOG) Research Group


  • Community Engagement

    President, Adelaide Nursing School Alumni Network (August 2023-Present)

    Vice-President, Adelaide Nursing School Alumni Network (November 2021-August 2023)

    Vice-Chair, Board of Directors-Tea Tree Gully Gymsports (March 2018-October 2022)

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023

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