Mrs Angela Harper
Subject Co-ordinator Non-Medical Prescribing (V300, V150, V100) / Subject Co-odinator Community UpSkilling Programme (CUSP)
Following qualification as a State Registered Nurse in 1981, Angela spent her first year as a Staff Nurse within the Accident and Emergency department at Warwick Hospital, Warwickshire. Angela then moved to Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth where she spent time working in General Surgery, Opthalmics and Orthopaedics and very quickly secured the position of Night Sister. In 1985, Angela moved to Bristol Royal Infirmary and worked within the Cardiology and Haematology unit and the Dermatology department.
Following a short career break where Angela taught human biology to RAF service personnel, she returned to nursing and spent several years working for the private sector which provided her with a wide range of experiences within the primary and secondary care settings. It was at this time that Angela became interested in caring for people in their own homes and in 1995, began her ‘second career’ in community nursing.
Whilst working in the primary care setting, Angela developed an interest in teaching others and became involved in developing the role of the Health Care Assistant. Angela was also interested in developing her own knowledge and skills and following completion of the Diploma in Health and Social Care in 1997, enrolled on the BSc (Hons) Community Nursing / CHCN Award – District Nursing. This qualification provided Angela with an opportunity to gain a Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) position in Witney, Oxfordshire which facilitated the move to full time lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Successful completion of the Community Practitioner Prescribing qualification in 2000, the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 2003 and the MSc in Autonomous Health Care in 2005 completes her academic portfolio to date.
Since joining the university in March 2002, Angela has taught on a wide range of modules within the pre-registration Adult Nursing programme however since December 2009, has been Course Leader / Subject Co-ordinator for the Non-Medical Prescribing V300 and V100 courses and as of 2012, the V150 courses (following successful validation by the NMC) and Course Leader / Subject Co-ordinator for the Community UpSkilling Programme (CUSP).
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing
Angela’s teaching experiences are wide ranging and encompass post qualifying and post-graduate study. Angela’s current teaching responsibilities include:
- Subject Co-ordinator Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Level 6: Module U46373
- Subject Co-ordinator Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Level 7: Module P44050
- Subject Co-ordinator Community Practitioner Prescribing (V100): Level 6: Module U46375
- Subject Co-ordinator Community Practitioner Prescribing (V150): Level 7: Module P44604
- Subject Co-ordinator Community Practitioner Prescribing (V100): Level 7: Module P44623
- Subject Co-ordinator for the Community UpSkilling Programme (CUSP): non-accredited,
- Non-Medical Prescribing CPD Updates (taught and on-line)
- Link Lecturer for Churchill Hospital (Theatres)
Angela has a wide range of teaching / research interests that reflects the experience gained throughout her nursing and academic career. Particular areas of expertise include prescribing for nurses / midwives and eligible allied healthcare professionals (physiotherapists, podiatrist, radiographers). In addition to Angela's current teaching responsibilities, she has developed a comprehensive portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Prescribing Update sessions delivered via face to face study days / conferences and e-learning to qualified Independent / Supplementary Prescribers (V300) and Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribers (V150, V100) throughout Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Angela also has an interest in the management of people with Long Term Conditions (LTC) most notably COPD and Diabetes. Her Masters dissertation (completed 2005) allowed her to further develop this interest by looking at 'The Barriers to Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes for People from Asian and Afro-Caribbean Communities (A Systematic Review). Teaching of the Community UpSkilling programme (CUSP) allows her to maintain knowledge and skills relating to the management of people with long term conditions whilst enhancing the skills of assessment and physical examination for a diverse group of Community Practitioners within Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.