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Nicki Walsh

Nicki Walsh

Programme Lead and International Associate, Undergraduate Programme Lead (Nursing)
Bishop Grosseteste University

With over 14 years’ experience of teaching and learning within Higher Education (at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Institute.  Nicki is currently the Programme Lead for a range of Health and Social Care programmes at BGU. Nicki’s clinical career, saw her, specialise as a District Nurse and then Diabetes Specialist Nurse.  Her areas of teaching and learning reflect both her clinical and research experience (currently completed her PhD) within the subject fields of diabetes, primary and community healthcare, non-medical prescribing, long-term condition management and evidence-based practice and well as more recently around General Practice Nursing and the objectives within the GPN 10-point plan. Publications and Conference presentations also reflect these areas.

  • Developing GP placements for pre-registration nurses and Head and Social Care Students within General Practice
  • Tackling the shortage of nurses within general practice, specifically within rural regions to encourage recruitment and retention of GPNs
  • Supporting existing mentors to allow more practices to offer final management placements and facilitate student exposure to general practice (review of pilot to support management placements for Pre-registration students)
  • Supporting future recruitment and retention of nurses with the right skills for general practice, a review of local initiatives