Lecturer in Adult Nursing
My clinical experience is in cardiology working on coronary care, Critical care and in the Cardiac catheter lab.
In my present role I am programme leader for undergraduate student nurses adult field of practice. I am also basic life support lead.
I am currently studying towards a PhD and my research focus is on education for resuscitation and acute care skills.
I am programme leader for the March intake student nurses (Adult field of practice). This involves management of the day to day delivery of the programme, ensuring a positive learning experience as well as monitoring, reviewing and enhancing programme content and delivery.
I have had module leadership experience for the Yr 1 Semester 1 module Foundations of Nursing Knowledge and Practice responsible for coordinating the delivery of the module. In my role as lecturer in adult nursing I am part of modules both undergraduate and post graduate relevant to my experience and field of practice.
I am part of the High Fidelity Simulation team and regularly use simulation in teaching. I am part of the AIMS team and teach on the acute illness management course. I teach a variety of clinical skills.
I am involved in recruitment and selection interviewing, exam invigilation, personal tutoring and am a University link lecturer.
My professional background is in Cardiology. The focus for my research interest is Resuscitation training and training of Cardiology Nurses in acute skills. I have recently completed a study which involved student nurses doing basic life support in different environments. My current research is looking at the confidence and competence of students nurses in CPR following a variety of different training methods.
My interests also include the education and confidence for CABG patients and have prepared a publication with colleagues looking at person centred care for patients who have undergone CABG.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Diploma HE in Nursing (Adult)
- Registered Nurse (Adult)
- Registered Nurse Teacher
- NVQ level 3 in IT
- NVQ level 3 in Supervisory Management
- BA (Hons) Health Studies (Health Promotion) 2:1
- University Advanced Certificate in Coronary Care Nursing (ENB 124)
- N41 Critical Care Skills certificate
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- MA Education (Research) (awarded with merit)
- Advanced Life Support (ALS) Instructor for the Resuscitation Council
- Good Clinical Practice online (Epigeum online course) 12th February 2017
Rushton, M A & Howarth, M & Grant, M J & Astin, F (2017), 'Person centred discharge education following coronary artery bypass graft: a critical review', Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Rushton, M & Smith , J (2016) How to measure blood pressure manually. Nursing Standard. 30 (21) 36-39 .
Rushton M (2015) Simulation and the student pathway to critical care. British Journal of cardiac nursing. 10 (2).
Rushton M & Barker,M (2015) How to perform Basic life support. Nursing Standard. 30 (15) 34-6.
Smith, J & Rushton M(2015) How to perform respiratory assessment. Nursing Standard. 307 (7) 34-36.
Complete list http://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/29843.html
I have supervised Masters students dissertations.