Lynda Hughes is a final year PhD candidate at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith University in Brisbane. She has completed a master of education and master of nursing, specialising in advanced clinical education. Lynda is a highly experienced nurse educator who has worked in both industry and academia. Lynda has extensive experience in assessing nursing performance both at an undergraduate and graduate level. Her research passion centres around assessment of fitness for practice in undergraduate programs.