Implementation of a Best Practice Preceptorship model to improve clinical teaching and learning

Edel McSharry

St Angela's College Sligo

Name: Dr Edel Mc Sharry Professional Qualifications: R.G.N.; R.N.T. BSc; MSc; EdD; P.G. Dip Adult Education Dip in Management and industrial relations, Edel qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 and specialised in critical care where in the UK, North America and Ireland. For the past 20 years she has worked as a lecturer and programme director on undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Edel’s teaching interests include nursing the acutely & chronically ill adult; simulated learning in the clinical laboratory; intercultural communication and research. Research interests include clinical education; telemedicine and professional internationalisation


Background Preceptors supported by Clinical placement coordinators and link- lecturers facilitate and supervise students’ learning and assess BNSc undergraduate students’ competency in clinical practice. Recent Irish... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Edel McSharry (St Angela's College Sligo)
  2. Helen Mcgloin (St Angela's College Sligo)
  3. Geraldine Ballantine (Sligo University Hospital)
  4. Ailish Blake (Sligo University Hospital)
  5. Karlene Kearns (Sligo University Hospital)
  6. Agnes Tully (Sligo University Hospital)

Topic Area

Topics: Adult Healthcare


E1 » Education 1 (10:30 - Thursday, 10th November, Seminar Room 0.30)

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