Joy Conlon

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I have always been passionate about learning and empowering others. As an educator I enjoy engaging with students to advance their knowledge and skills.  I enjoy breaking complex topics down and making them relatable and understandable, both for myself and others. This process enables students to engage in the teaching and learning process in an in depth manner and thus take more from the process.  Learning is not just something you do at a certain time, between certain hours. In DCU we believe it is  important to instil a curious mind and energise each student's inner researcher i. Research modules are key in all our programmes in the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health. From day one of the programme, students are encouraged to be research minded and embrace critical thinking skills.  

What kind of nurse will you be?
When I am with my students I encourage them to self reflect. I usually pose the following question to them, “You will qualify. You will get your degree. The most important question to ask yourself is, ‘Who am I as a Children’s Nurse, What kind of Children’s Nurse do I want to be ?’.” Upon completion of the PRCN programme, you will have gained the required clinical skills and academic theory, but it’s also important  to take the time to self-reflect and maintain a healthy sense of your professional Identity after university. 

Joy Conlon, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

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