Louise Johnston

Louise Johnston



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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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