June Rutherford

June Rutherford

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

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  • E: j.rutherford@salford.ac.uk
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Ruth qualified as a registered nurse in 1977 from Oldham School of Nursing. The majority of her clinical career was working in critical care (staff nurse, sister, clinical nurse specialist, resuscitation officer).

Ruth has worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences since 1996 initially as a Lecturer Practitioner until in 2004 she then became a full time Lecturer in Nursing. The Practitioner element of the Lecturer Practitioner role was based in medicine where Practice Development was a major component of her role and research included mulitidisciplinary working and the developments that promoted a self care philosophy of care and the needs of the informal carers of stroke patients.

Ruth's teaching and learning interests include leadership and management, care of the critcally ill patient and their families, flexible and work based learning. She is also very interested in the transition from student nurse to qualified nurse and preceptorship and was actively involved in a Whole School Project related to transit

From April 2016 Ruth reduced her working hours and now work 2 days per week.


Post Graduate / Post Qualifying (level 6 and 7)

Leading Change for Patient and Service Improvement Module

Pre registration

Acute Illness Management Course

Nursing Practice and Clinical Decision Making Module

Tutorial Group September 2014 Intake

Nursing Practice Theme Group (C16 curriculum)

Pre Registration Interviews

University Link Lecturer on Royal Oldham Site

Research Interests

Patchwork Text Assessment


Transition from student to staff nurse

Workbased Learning

Qualifications and Memberships

Registered General Nurse RGN (from Oldham School of Nursing). (1977)

English National Board (ENB) Course ENB 100 Intensive Care Course (from Manchester Royal Infirmary). (1985)

Teaching in Further Education Certificate City and Guilds 730 (from Oldham College). (1987)

Certificate in Health Service Management (from Salford College). (1989)

Certificate in Education (from Oldham College (1992) / Salford University).

This qualification was registered with UKCC in 1997

BA (Hons) Health Studies (from Manchester Metropolitan University). (1996) The dissertation explored issues around E Grade Nurses Professional Development.

MSc Professional Practice (Nursing) (from University of Huddersfield).(2000) The dissertation explored the needs of informal carers of stroke patients and multidisciplinary working


Leigh, J & Rutherford, J & Wild, J & Cappleman, J & Hynes, C (2013). 'The Patchwork Text Assessment: An Integral Componenet of Constructive Alignment Curriculum Methodology to Support Healtcare leadership Development', Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1(1), pp.139-150.

Leigh, J,. Rutherford, J,. Wild, J,. Cappleman, J., Hynes, C (2012) 'Using the patchwork text assessment as a vehicle for evaluating students' perceptions of their clinical leadership development', Nurse Education in Practice, 12, pp.46-51.

Neville, L, Owens, D, Rutherford, J, Rosen, L (2008). 'Work -based learning: a different approach', British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 2(1), pp.34-41.

Owens, D & Rutherford, J (2007). 'The Development of Work-based Learning as Part of Post-qualifying Education: A Case Study from the School of Nursing', Industry and Higher Education, 21(5), pp.361-366.

Rutherford, J & Leigh, J & Monk, J & Murray, C (2005). 'Developing an organisational infrastructure to support new nursing roles:a framework for debate', Journal of Nursing Management, 13, pp.97-105.