School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Academic Staff - General Nursing
Academic biographyMy career in nursing commenced as a student nurse with the Daughters of Charity Dublin Services where I trained as a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) and following that, in Jervis Street Hospital as a Registered General nurse (RGN). I worked in residential services with St Michael's House Dublin for a number of years and then returned to the Daughters of Charity services where took up a post in the School of Nursing as a nurse teacher. I completed a Bachelor of Nursing Studies in 1996 from UCD and the following year a Masters in Adult and Community Education from NUI Maynooth. I was elected to An Bord Altranais representing Intellectual Disability Nursing Education in 2002 and again in 2008. I have served on the Education and Training, Fitness to Practice and Advanced Practice committees. I transferred to DCU School of Nursing in 2002 and since then completed a Ed D from the School of Education DCU in 2018.The topic of my Doctoral Thesis is Academics' Orientations to Assessment within Undergraduate Nursing Education - A Phenominographic Informed Investigation. I am currently working on a publication on that topic. I am currently a member of a Rights review committee of a local service / school.This committee meets on a quarterly basis with its aims to review and advise on the protection and safety of Children and Adolescents within the service.
In 2008 I was appointed an AFI fellow with a brief to support staff members in the DCU School of Nursing in the move towards the development of a new Academic Framework for Innovation..