Having been in the nursing profession 30 years, I have a wealth of experience, predominately in emergency care. Being an Emergency Department senior sister, necessitated critical thinking and decision making skills at an advanced level as well an ability to communicate and problem solve. I was an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, with my own patient case load and advanced level of practice; being able to see, diagnose and treat patients independent of medical input.
I have been a senior lecturer for 17 years, which has involved a myriad of roles from module leader, group teacher, personal teacher and Academic practice team lead for a local trust, Erasmus co-ordinator and employability champion for the institute of health.
From completing and MSc, I am currently 4 years into a professional doctorate, about to commence my thesis on nurses ability to escalate concerns about an acutely ill patient, the intention is to adopt a postmodern approach, using narrative analysis to identify contemporary notions of nursing knowledge.