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Elaine Cook

Head of Division of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


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    Royal Derby Hospital
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I commenced by nurse education in Birmingham at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing where I was awarded the silver medal for achievements in both the academic and practice components of the course.

My clinical work focused on accident and emergency, trauma and critical care and I was both a night sister ward sister at the General Hospital in Birmingham.

I completed my Certificate in education as a full time student and then commenced as a nurse teacher at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing focusing on pre-registration nursing for approximately one year. I was then successful in obtaining a joint appointment where my focus in practice as to act as a nursing officer and support newly appointed ward leaders. Alongside this role I also developed a newly registered nurse development course which facilitated transition to being a qualified nurse before the days of preceptorship.

A geographical move took me to Derby School of Nursing in the late 1980's where I initially worked with pre-registration students before developing an ENB Return to Nursing course and involvement in other ENB developments.

On integration into the University of Nottingham I was responsible for a number of post-registration module development and delivery and obtained the post of BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice course Leader and then Learning Beyond Registration Courses Director in 2002.

In 2007 I was appointed as Centre lead for the Derby Centre which involved the leadership and co-ordination of approximately 40 academic staff in the delivery of the Diploma/BSc Nursing and the Post-Graduate Diploma for graduate entry students utilising a problem-based learning curriculum.

In 2009 I was appointed Lead for a project funded by the Aga Khan Foundation to support faculty development in Andhra Pradesh in India as one means of enhancing quality nursing care delivery. This project has now ended and evaluated well and I am now involved in similar work funded by DFID in Orissa India.

In January 2011 I was appointed to the role of the Head of Division of nursing.

Expertise Summary

Project development


Educational delivery

Teaching Summary

Teaching Sociology Health Promotion to level 3 modules. Teaching Transcultural Healthcare/Nursing and Anthropology Lifelong learning to a number of modules across pre and learning beyond… read more

  • Lead and Manage Derby Educational Centre
  • Liaison with local Trusts
  • Managing and delivering the School's strategy for Learning Beyond Registration (Undergraduate)
  • Management and co-ordination of 13 teams of teachers who are responsible for the delivery of specialist pathways, across the 5 centres of the School.
  • Provide expert advice on course development and delivery.
  • Initiate the development of new courses.
  • Leadership and collaboration with both pre-registration and post-graduate levels.
  • Partnership and collaborative working with professional bodies such as the NMC.
  • Manage the annual monitoring process for both the University and other professional bodies.
  • Member of the School Executive Committee.
  • Chair of the Learning Beyond Registration Management Group.
  • Chair of Examination Boards.
  • Chair of Validation Boards
  • Teaching Sociology Health Promotion to level 3 modules.
  • Teaching Transcultural Healthcare/Nursing and Anthropology
  • Lifelong learning to a number of modules across pre and learning beyond registration
  • Dissertation Supervisor to both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Facilitator for PRE-REG BSc (Hons) Nursing Evidence Base Module

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