The future of nursing education

Professor of Nursing and Continuing Professional Education Sheila McQueen

Published on 01 November 2018

One of the region’s leading nurse practitioners will give a talk on the future of nursing education at a conference this Friday (November 2).

Over the last 37 years Sheila McQueen has practised as a Registered General Nurse and Sick Children’s Nurse, before moving into academia in 2002. She has been in her current role as Professor of Nursing and Continuing Professional Education at the University of Sunderland since 2016.

Her keynote talk reflects on her personal experiences as well as her thoughts around supporting and improving the service and care environments at the Annual Nursing Conference: Learning from Nursing Past, Present and Future, at Ramside Hall, Carville, Durham.

She says: “I’m delighted to be invited to talk about such an important issue in Nursing, for pre-registration education but very importantly continuing professional education that is needed throughout any nurses full career. As a nurse for 37 years, my fundamental belief is that we need excellent nurse education built around a career structure that is fit for our professions future.”

Also presenting at the conference is Colin Martin, chief executive of Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and Elizabeth Moody, Executive Director of Nursing and Governance, who will give a Nursing strategy update.