Jacquie is a non-traditional applicant to Higher Education, in that she undertook her first degree following a successful career in adult nursing, predominantly in Emergency & Critical Care environments, graduating with 2:1 in BA (Hons) Health at Liverpool John Moores University. This was followed by a part-time MA Women’s Studies undertaken at the University of Northampton. This continued exposure to university life with all its possibilities stimulated a career change for Jacquie, from clinical to academic nursing, with the view to enable others to develop in their learning.
She joined the University of Northampton in 2002 as a member of the Nursing field within the School of Health. She is a core member of the emerging team using a model of positive psychology known as ‘Being Brilliant’, encouraging leaners to question themselves and others to ask, “why be an ordinary nurse when you can be a brilliant nurse?” (Art of Brilliance, 2015)
Art of Brilliance (2015) What is the art of brilliance. Art of Brilliance [online]. Available from: http://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/ [Accessed: 09.11.15].