Biography – Jenni Pyefinch

Jenni Pyefinch is a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She undertook her Registered Nurse training at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 1986, went on to study Midwifery at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne in 1992, and then completed a Masters in Clinical Nursing (Critical Care) through the University of Tasmania in 2014. Jenni has worked in a number of clinical areas, but Critical Care has been her home for more than 10 years. She has been a committee member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, both at a state and national level, for over 6 years. She has also been a co-facilitator/facilitator at Practice Development Schools in Hobart and Launceston in recent years.

In her other life, Jenni is the Musical Director of Hobart Harmony, a 55+ voice women’s a cappella singing group. Over the last 23 years this position has given her amazing local, national and international opportunities. Interestingly, Jenni has found quite an overlap between her positions as Nurse Educator and Musical Director, and loves the fact that what informs one position often informs the other, particularly in the areas of leadership, collaboration, teaching, communication, and even performing.