School of Nursing
Brook Building, BB332
+44 (0) 1772 89 5114
Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery
Angela started her career at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2001.
Angela Irving is now a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing (Adult) whose role involves teaching trainee nursing associates, pre-registration and post registration students.
Angela has previous experience as a Lead Mentor in practice for student nurses and thereafter a Practice Educator Facilitator, during which her passion for working and supporting student nurses has grown immensely. Following this, Angela worked as a lecturer practitioner for 18 months, combining practice and teaching, this is where she believes her confidence developed to progress and become a lecturer in Nursing at UCLan.
Angela has been a UCLan student herself from pre-registration and through CPD over a period greater than 10 years. Because of this a strong commitment to UCLan and its students has developed for Angela. Clinical post registration experience within an acute medical general and gastrointestinal ward has led to acquiring a high level of clinical knowledge and skills from nursing patients with a wide variety of acute gastrointestinal and general medical conditions. Angela's experience in working as a Practice Educator Facilitator allowed her to support inter-professional students and mentors in the clinical environment, and develop a depth of knowledge within inter-professional education quality assurances set by Health Education England and various governing bodies. Angela's clinical knowledge is maintained through her close links with practice. She keeps her knowledge current by reading current evidence based publications.
Angela’s research interests are in Inter-professional Action Learning, Angela completed a MEd on this topic in 2012. She is also interested in research exploring Widening Participation.
Angela is currently involved with PL Rob Monks evaluating a new supervision tool used at UCLan in Nursing