Ms Lorraine Diegnan

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8834 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Developing Essential Nursing Clinical Skills / Pre-Registration Nurse Training/ Effectiveness of Formative Assessment/ Summative Assessment Feedback


My Adult Nursing background specialises in Surgical Nursing. I qualified as a registered General Nurse in 1995. I have worked in a number of different specialities over a 10 year period. From Bowel care, urology, orthopaedics, ENT, plastics, Breast care and general surgery. I have worked in the university as a senior lecturer for pre registration nurse training since 2005. I am a module leader for Developing Essential Nursing Skills, a year one practice module that teaches some of the essential skills of nursing across all fields. The module also introduces the students to Authentic world, which is an online numeracy/ drug calculations programme that the students are required to achieve 100% in by year three.

I am also the co ordinator for two additional modules in year two and year three. These modules are Problem Based learning (PBL) modules and inter professional modules that are taught on the curriculum across all cohorts and again all fields of nursing. My passion is in teaching the essential practical skills to our nursing students and teaching Anatomy and Physiology related to specific conditions. Reinforcing the importance of essential nursing skills in nursing is where I would like to develop some more writing. I have developed with the Adult nursing team assessment cafes’ and Authentic world support sessions to enable the students to seek further support with their studies. I am a member of the academic practice team of the local trust and visit a number of clinical areas in a variety of specialism’s on a weekly basis. I enjoy the link to clinical practice and as a module leader for a practice module it is important to have a good partnership with our practice partners.

Research interests

Essential Clinical nursing Skills

Formative Assessment

Membership of professional bodies

Professional Register Entry: RGN


MA in higher education, 2013

PG Cert, 2006

Bachelor in Nursing, 2003

GCSE English Language, 1988

GCSE English Lit, 1988

GCSE Mathematics, 1988

GCSE Home Economics, 1988


Article published in Nursing Times on Evidence based practice 2011

Article published in Nursing standard 2016, around the over reliance on electronic equipment when carrying out nursing observations.

Previous professional experience

Senior lecturer - 2005 to Present

Ward Sister on a Surgical Ward at Sandwell - 1998 TO 2005

Staff Nurse - 1995 to 1998

Student Nurse UMC Wolverhampton - 1992 to 1995

Care Assistant - 1990 to 1992