Lecturer in Community Nursing

Division: Nursing

Tel: 0131 474 0000

I am currently lecturing in the Division of Nursing, with the Specialist Practitioner District Nursing student programme, and with associate students within the Non-medical Prescribing programme.

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I am joint programme lead for the Non-medical Prescribing programme. I currently teach into modules for Advancing Practice in Clinical Assessment, and Advancing Person-centred Specialist Practice. I am involved in providing both academic and placement support to students, and student and qualified Practice Teachers, within the specialty of District Nursing.

I am also part of the International Collaborations moderation team for the British University in Egypt, for their community nursing programme for undergraduate nurses.

I am passionate about District Nursing and recognise the central role it plays in service delivery of healthcare in community settings. In the current context of demographic changes and pressures, District Nurses have a crucial role to play, for example in ensuring hospital admissions and readmissions are reduced.

My recent practice background is in District Nursing. Prior to my current post, my role was as Team Manager for Community Nursing within a Health and Social Care Partnership.  I have worked within the Community for over 23 years, firstly as a Practice Nurse, before landing a much sought-offer role as a Community Nurse. Most recently I have worked as a District Nurse for over 18 years. During my community career, I have worked with in England and Scotland, providing care in areas from those of severe deprivation to those with more prosperity in both city and rural geographies.

Within my role as lecturer I am currently studying towards my PG certificate in Professional and higher education. This is an exciting time to be involved in nurse education, within the current climate of  integration and advance of person-centred care approaches. I believe I have the ability to enthuse, motivate and encourage students, and I know I have the drive and ambition to meet the challenge of working as a Lecturer in Community Nursing. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to meet this challenge, in an inspiring and rewarding profession, which daily makes me proud and energised to be a part of.

 

 

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I am passionate about District and Community Nursing, with a key focus on enabling students/Community Nurses to experience a Person –centred approach, which they can then translate and embed into their practice.

My other passion is understanding how to maximize the impact Community Nurses can have in enabling people with long term conditions to manage their health.

 

 

I am currently Project Lead on a QNIS Catalyst for Change project, which aims to understand how to maximise the impact of Scottish Community Nurses in enabling people with long term conditions experiencing depression and/or anxiety, to self-manage their health. The experiences shared by people with lived-experience, together with the trust and honesty they have shown has been humbling.

 

Lecturer in Community Nursing, teaching into the Specialist Practitioner District Nursing programme.

I am joint programme lead for the Non-medical Prescribing programme. I currently teach into modules for Advancing Practice in Clinical Assessment, and Advancing Person-centred Specialist Practice.

  • NM325/N4300 – Non-medical Prescribing
  • N4282 – V100 Community Practitioner Prescribing
  • NM234 – Advancing Practice in Clinical Assessment
  • N4302 – Systematic Approaches to Clinical Assessment
  • NM324/N4301 – Advancing Person-centred Specialist Practice

 

In January 2017 I was honoured and privileged to be one of twenty candidates accepted onto the Queens Nurse Award 9 month development programme –the first for 50 years. I received my award in December 2017. The title is awarded to ‘clinical leaders who can demonstrate their impact as expert practitioners’.