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Louise Johnston

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20122016
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Personal profile

Overview

I joined UWS in August 2009 as a Nurse Lecturer on the undergraduate Adult Nursing Programme.  I presently teach into Years 1 and 2 and have previously been involved in curriculum development.  I am interested in the admissions process and am actively involved in the admission of Adult Nursing students to Ayr Campus.  I am the admissions articulation lead for the undergraduate nursing programme.  In 2013 I became module coordinator for the Extended Practice Learning Experience (PLE) Module which facilitates transition from Further Education to year 2 of the undergraduate nursing programme.  I work closely with College and Health Board partners to develop the Extended PLE module.

Prior to joining UWS I worked in for over 20 years in variety of clinical environments including coronary care; general medical; midwifery and latterly within the care home setting.

Current research activities

I am currently undertaking a Longitudinal Narrative Study of Adult and Mental Health Nurses’ Transition Journey from Further Education to Higher Education, Graduation and Employment for my PhD.

Desired research direction

My desired research direction is around the articulation agenda, particularly within the undergraduate nursing programme.  I am interested in exploring the experience of articulating students longitudinally through university to professional employment.  Research around transition from Further to Higher Education and the experience of wider access students is also an area of interest to myself.  I am keen to be involved with Further Education and Health Board colleagues in collaborative research on articulating nursing students. 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Experience of transition in Wider Access students

Student support

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Research Output 2012 2016

Student experience of transition from FE to HEI

Cund, A. & Johnston, L., 2 May 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

further education
experience
student
nursing
evaluation

Empowering students to articulate into second year of a nursing degree programme

Irwin, J. & Johnston, L., 31 Jul 2014, p. 1-8. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

nursing
student
empowerment
education
further education

Working in partnership to facilitate students' career pathways

Johnston, L., Irwin, J., Campbell, A. & Moran, K., 1 Jun 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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student
nursing
empowerment
education

Partnership working to facilitate nursing students' careers

Johnston, L., 4 Sep 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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career
student
further education
health
certification
nursing
student
education
experience

Prizes

Nominated for The Herald Higher Education Award 2017

Clair Graham (Recipient), Paul Martin (Recipient), Hazel Kyle (Recipient), Louise Johnston (Recipient), Mandy Maxwell (Recipient), Karen Wilson (Recipient), Elaine Gifford (Recipient), Susan Kelly (Recipient), Marie McCaig (Recipient), Tony Wales (Recipient), Vivianne Crispin (Recipient), Mandy Allen (Recipient), Suzanne Thomson (Recipient) & Susanne Lewis (Recipient), Jun 2017

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