In 2016 Lynne returned to West Lancashire to take up the role of District nurse sister. Having studied as a Community practice teacher at the University of Central Lancashire. Lynne joined the university in September 2018 as a Nurse educator. Lynne’s nursing experience is in Medicine, Accident and Emergency nursing (adults and children), and community nursing . Lynne has an interest in education and development and is particularly keen to promote professionalism and improve nursing practice at all levels.
Lynne is a nurse educator teaching smaller groups with a focus on clinical skills. Lynne teaches on the Adult Nursing Pre-registration programme. This role has a strong clinical skills focus and Lynne has been involved in developing skills and simulation sessions to support delivery of the new nursing curriculum. As an Anatomy and Physiology mentor her role involves sharing good practice within the adult nursing team. This has also included developing the introduction and embedding of Anatomy and Physiology materials into the first year module. Lynne is an Academic advisor offering pastoral and academic support role to her home-group students.
After returning to practice in 2006 Lynne went on to do further training and develop her nursing role. With an interest in improving patient care she carried out a project on pressure ulcer prevention in the A&E department. Lynne developed an electronic assessment and care plan to manage and prevent pressure damage to patients in This had a positive impact on patient care and she was able to secure funding for specialist equipment. As the department representative on the Trust’s " Falls and bone health committee", Lynne developed and introduced a direct referral system, to the community occupational therapy falls prevention service for patients presenting with injuries following a fall. Lynne presented the results of these interventions at an event to the chief nurse for Scotland and nurse managers of the Trust in 2010.
In 2011 Lynne moved to community nursing and studied the SPQ DN and nurse prescriber qualifications. Lynne has an interest in palliative care and carer support and in 2014 researched how carers were supported after bereavement by remote community nursing teams. Lynne became the community bereavement support lead and was involved in reviewing and developing the bereavement support policy. After taking up her latest post Lynne studied PGCert. community practice teacher at the University of central Lancashire going on to establish the teaching and development of specialist practitioner students in a new locality.
- PG Cert. Practice teaching, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
- BN(Hons)Community Health, Robert Gordon University, 2015
- Specialist practitioner District Nursing, Robert Gordon University, 2015
- Community Nurse Practitioner Prescriber, Robert Gordon University, 2015
- Accredited Learning Representative, Royal College of Nursing, 2017
- Registered Mentor, NHS Shetland, 2012/16
- Registered Mentor, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, 2016/18
- IOSH, Managing Health & Safety, Health and Safety Executive, 2012
- Dip HE Nursing- Adult Nursing (RN), University of West of Scotland, 2010
- Return to Nursing Practice, NHS Shetland, 2003
- Cert. Health & Social care, Open University, 2000
- D32/33 Workplace based assessor, Shetland College, 2000
- ENB941/13 Care of the Elderly, Christchurch College, 1989
- RN Level 2,Shetland School of Nursing, 1986
- Health improvement
- Nursing and Midwifery
- District Nursing
- Higher Education Academy - AFHEA
- Nursing & Midwifery Council - SPQ-DN ,Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber V100 ,RN(A)
- Union RCN/UCU
Research interests include support of carers after bereavement. Improvement of the management and prevention of pressure ulcers.