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Alison Whiteley

School of Nursing

Alison teaches nursing theory, research and clinical skills within our nursing school based at our Preston and Burnley campuses. Alison was also a pre-registration and post graduate student at University of Central Lancashire, working for the NHS for 15 years before her role as a lecturer.

Alison continues to be involved in writing and developing a new nursing curriculum endorsed by the Nursing & Midwifery Council which commenced in 2019. Alison teaches across a range of subjects including society and health, essentials of nursing, research and innovation, with particular interest and experience within community nursing. She is also currently part way through studying on our Academic Apprenticeship Programme and hoping to achieve her Associate Fellow with the AFHEA in the summer of 2020.

Alison worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant with the NHS before gaining a seconded position to study nursing. She then worked as a district nurse and became a Non Medical prescriber, before qualifying as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) where she worked within School Nursing. Prior to her career with us, Alison worked as a practitioner within the Children and Adolescents Mental Health/Learning Disability team where she was able to specialise in the diagnosis and support of children and young people with Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. Alison brings her passion and experience within community nursing to not only teach but support our students within academic and clinical practice.

  • Diploma of Higher Education, Adult Pre Registration Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, 2009
  • Community Practitioner Prescriber, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • BSc Hons Specialist community Public Health Nurse, University of Central Lancashire, 2016