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Renette Ellson

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB216

+44 (0) 1772 89 5099

rellson@uclan.ac.uk

Renette has been employed at Uclan since September 2004. She is currently the Course Leader for the Adult BSc Pre-registration Nursing Programme. With a LLB and MA Medical law and Bioethics (with Distinction) Renette is particularly interested in the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare provision. Although her many years in nursing also ensures a passion for education in healthcare in both theory and practice.

Full Profile

Renette completed her training at the Blackburn School of Nursing and acquired a staff nurse post on a 2 year rotational contract throughout the Surgical Unit (Ear, Nose and Throat, Urology, and General Surgery) at Blackburn Royal Infirmary. She was then employed for many years on one General Surgical ward which specialised in both Vascular and Colorectal surgery before working as a Night Nurse Practitioner.

Renette's interests in nurse education have been ongoing; she attained the ENB 998 in 1993 and regularly adopted the role of student nurse mentor. Whilst working as a Night Nurse Practitioner, her remit included managerial tasks, responding to emergency situations, performing extended roles and teaching those roles to qualified night-staff. Her experiences since this post have included Surgical Assessment, Respiratory Medicine and Surgical High Dependency.

In September 2000, Renette began a Law Degree which she completed 3 years later with a 2:1 classification. Following on from this she undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (FE). She has been employed at UCLan since September 2004 and has completed the University’s PGCE (HE). She is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2010 Renette completed a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Medical Law and Bioethics.

Qualifications

LLM Medical Law and Bioethics, LLB (Hons) Law, PCGE (HE), PGCE (FE), FHEA, ENB 998, RGN

Publications

Book chapters

Ellson R, (2008) Assessment of Patients. Chapter 2 IN Richardson, R. (ed) (2008) Clinical skills for student nurses. Theory, practice and reflection Exeter: Reflection press.

Ellson R, (2008) Transferring and Discharging Patients. Chapter 3 IN Richardson, R. (ed) (2008) Clinical skills for student nurses. Theory, practice and reflection Exeter: Reflection press.

Ellson R, (2008) Pain Management. Chapter 4 IN Richardson, R. (ed) (2008) Clinical skills for student nurses. Theory, practice and reflection Exeter: Reflection press.

Ellson R, (2008) Venepuncture and Cannulation. Chapter 5 IN Richardson, R. (ed) (2008) Clinical skills for student nurses. Theory, practice and reflection Exeter: Reflection press.

Research

Un-Published Papers

Congdon G, Baker T, Cheesman A, & Ellson R, (2005) Evaluation of a pilot project to introduce the role of Learning Environment Managers within Placement settings in Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, (January 2005-Novemer 2005). Unpublished report. Placement Learning Support Unit. Faculty of health, University of Central Lancashire.

Ellson R, Cheesman A, (2006), Practice Policy to Support Placement learning within Nurse Education, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Unpublished policy. Placement Learning Support Unit. Faculty of health, University of Central Lancashire.

Gibbon B, Baker T, Cheesman A, & Ellson R, (2007), Learning Environment Manager, Final Report, February, 2007. Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Unpublished policy. Placement Learning Support Unit. Faculty of health, University of Central Lancashire.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Renette is the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Degree Adult Nursing. She teaches on NU1104, NU1105, NU3346, NU3348 & NU3069 and is Module leader for NU3346 & NU3069. She also undertakes the role of Personal Tutor, module supervisor and Link Lecturer and is involved in the development of the pre-registration nursing curriculum. 

Projects

Learning Environment Manager Project, 2005 – 2007.

Memberships

NMC, Higher Education Academy

External Activities

FHEA