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Paul Cairns

Paul Cairns

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR215

+44 (0) 1772 89 5096

Phcairns2@uclan.ac.uk

Paul is a registered nurse in Adult nursing. Paul has been a registered nurse since 1989 and until he joined UCLAN in 2004 fulfilled a variety of clinical roles in the National Health Service.

Full Profile

Paul is a senior lecturer within the Acute, Critical and Emergency Care Division within the School of Health Sciences. Paul's clinical background is renal nursing, having practised in many of the United Kingdom's leading renal centres. Paul is the module leader for post registration nursing modules in renal related subjects.

Paul has experience within a variety of senior nursing positions within the renal speciality to include transplantation, acute and maintenance dialysis therapies.

His research interests relate to the role of the registered nurse in the renal setting. Paul is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Applied Educational Research, the title of his research project is ‘Exploring the impact of University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLAN) educational programmes on the renal nurse’s practice’.

  • MSc Management of Long Term Conditions, UCLan, 2012
  • Post Graduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UCLan, 2008
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, UCLan, 2006
  • Registered Nurse Teacher
  • ENB A33 Developing Autonomous Practice (Renal)
  • ENB 136 Nephrology Nursing
  • ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice
  • ENB N41 Critical Care Nursing

Publications

Cairns, P. (2008). Moving & Handling In R. Richardson. (Ed) Clinical Skills for Student Nurses: Theory, Practice & Reflection. pp 235 – 252. Exeter, United Kingdom: Reflect Press.

Research

Paul is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Applied Educational Research.

Memberships

  • Nursing Midwifery Council – Registrant
  • Higher Education Academy – Fellow 

TEACHING activities and responsibilities

  • Course leader for the Advanced Certificate in Acute and On-going Care.

    Module leader for the following:
  • NU3093 - Assessing and management of patients with Acute Kidney Injury
    NU3112 – Specialist and ongoing care approaches
    NU3186 – Management of dialysis prescriptions
  • In addition, Paul teaches across a range of modules on a variety of pre and post registration nursing programmes. 

External Activities

Chief external examiner for the BSc Nursing programme, University of Stirling.

Conferences

Exploring the impact of University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLAN) educational programmes on the renal nurse’s practice’ 45th European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association International Conference in Valencia, Spain - September 2016.