Rachel qualified as an Adult Nurse from BCU in 2003, post qualifying she spent some time in the acute setting within Trauma and Orthopaedics and Critical Care. As a student, Rachel fell in love with community nursing and moved into that setting in 2006. She spent the next 10 years working within community nursing undertaking further qualifications to allow her to practice as a District Nurse, Independent Prescriber and Community Practice Teacher.
Rachel came to BCU as a lecturer as she really enjoyed the teaching element of my Community Practice Teacher role. Since joining the university she has become a qualified teacher and most recently been awarded the title of “Queens Nurse”, an honour awarded to nurses who are able to demonstrate a commitment to high quality care and education within community nursing. Rachel is currently undertaking a joint research project with the university and a local community health trust to review the impact of an initiative designed to improve patient safety.