Programme

Provisional Programme

8.30 – 9.15
Registration and coffee
(Opportunity for networking and recording memories)

9.30 – 9.50
Welcome address
Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, The Principal of The University of Edinburgh

9.50 – 10.00
Welcome on behalf of the Alumni Organizing Group
Session Chair: Dr Sheila Rodgers, Head of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

10.00 – 10.30
Genesis of the first leap (1940s/50s)
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, King’s College, London

Early experiences of the Nursing Studies Undergraduate Programme:
Wyn Logan, Former member of staff, Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh
Chair: Dr Sheila Rodgers, Head of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

10.30 – 11.00
Nursing Studies as an early pioneering centre for nursing research
Professor Alison Tierney, Former Head of Nursing Studies and Director of the Nursing Research Unit for Scotland

Leaps in the dark – influencing the National agendas
Professor Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives
Chair: Professor Rosemary Mander, Professor Emerita, Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

11.00 – 11.30
Morning Coffee
(Opportunity for networking and recording memories)

11.30 – 12.00
Supporting learning in practice
Dr Colette Ferguson, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, NHS Education for Scotland

Daring to be Different
Dr Dorothy Armstrong, Nurse Advisor to the Scottish Ombudsman and Visiting Fellow, Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh
Chair: Dr Sheila Rodgers, Head of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

12.00 – 12.30
International Influences: A conversation
Professor Ruth Schrock, former staff member, Nursing Studies and Franz Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, German Nurses Association
Chair: Dr Susanne Kean, Lecturer, Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

12.30 – 12.40
Session Chair’s summary
Dr Sheila Rodgers, Head of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

12.40 – 13.45
Lunch
(Opportunity for networking and recording memories)

13.45 – 14.30 and 14.30 – 15.15 Optional Parallel Specialist Sessions: 

Nursing Studies and Mental Health Nursing – Salisbury Room
Dr Rosie Stenhouse, Dr Jessica Maclaren and Dr Steve Tilley

Nursing Studies and Community Nursing – Holyrood Room
Dr Elaine Haycock-Stuart, Dr Linda Pollock and Dr Fiona Cuthill

Nursing Studies and Acute Care Nursing and Leadership – Pentland Suite
Tracy Burton

Creative approaches to research: Working with older people – Duddingston Room
Professor Charlotte Clarke and Dr Sarah Rhynas

15.15 – 15.45
Afternoon Tea
(Opportunity for networking and recording memories)

15.45 – 16.15
Modernising the undergraduate curriculum
Dr Jennifer Tocher, Senior lecturer, Nursing Studies and former Undergraduate Programme Director, Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) and  Maggie Carson, Undergraduate Programme Director, Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) (To Be Confirmed)

The Gardner Scholarship – Facilitating personal leaps in the dark
Dr Sheila Rodgers and Gardner Scholars: Dr Rosie Stenhouse, Dr Sarah Rhynas and Adam Lloyd

Session Chair: Dr Juliet MacArthur, Chief Nurse Research and Development, NHS Lothian and Lecturer in Clinical Academic Research, Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

16.15 – 16.45
Clinical education for student nurses: then and now
Professor Tonks Fawcett, Professor of Student Learning, Nursing Studies with Lindy Manson former student from the 1980s and current Team Lead, Education and Employee Development Department, NHS Lothian.

Presentation and Q&A

16.45 – 17.00
Final Summary, Farewells and Close
Professor Daniel Kelly
RCN Professor of Nursing Research, Cardiff University and Honorary Visiting Professor, Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh

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