Improving Health through Nursing Education - The Continuing Potential
The Inaugural Perseverance Trust Nightingale Fellowship Lecture will be delivered by Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavistock, a Visiting Professor in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s College London.
The lecture will trace the development of nurse education from the impact of Florence Nightingale, to 21st century opportunities and developments for nursing education, making reference to the government's recently published Triple Impact Report, which Baroness Watkins co-authored as a member of the All Parliamentary Group on Global Health, chaired by Lord Nigel Crisp.
The event will be followed by drinks and networking.
About Baroness Mary Jane Watkins:
Professor Baroness Watkins qualified as a general nurse in 1976 and as a mental health nurse in 1979. She was appointed to the Nightingale School in 1981 as a clinical teacher, with responsibility for general nursing students undertaking their mental health placements. Mary received her PhD from King's in 1985, and was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Work at Plymouth University in 2003, Pro Vice-Chancellor Health in 2005, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in January 2007.
She has published widely in the field of nurse education and leadership, and was inaugural editor of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. She has also been invited to represent the views of the nursing profession on a range of Department of Health working parties and is a nurse advisor to the BUPA Medical Advisory Panel.