SNM-Centrepoint Corner – Keeping it real with Dr John Drummond

“In terms of the university, the reason I embrace it so much is because it has a lot of amenities for its staff, a good reputation for its students and it feels like a good place to be”

John is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee and the co-founder of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society, whos aim is to promote and develop philosophy of nursing as a credible discipline in the humanities, and in a manner that is directly relevant to nursing practice, education and research.

Listen to an exclusive interview with Dr John Drummond

Nursing Philosophy and the joys of Dundee! 

[audio:http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/snm-centrepoint/files/2011/10/John-Drummond-prt-1.mp3|titles=Nursing Philosophy and the joy of Dundee]

Coen Brothers with a side order of salad!

[audio:http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/snm-centrepoint/files/2011/10/John-Drummond-prt-2.mp3|titles=Coen Brothers with a side order of salad]

Many thanks John for getting involved and agreeing to be interviewed

SNM-Centrepoint Corner-Thought provoking insight into Nursing with Professor Margaret Smith

“The things for me which are important is to at all times remind everyone including myself  of what is it we are trying to do, irrespective of whether we come from research or teaching or managerial backgrounds we all have one thing in common and that is to produce  future Nurses and midwives”

One of Scotland’s most senior nursing leaders, Professor Margaret Smith has brought a strong clinical and management track record to the School of Nursing & Midwifery and is recognised for her commitment to excellence in nursing education and as a great facilitator of research in the health service.

Listen to the 3 part exclusive interview with the Dean

Nurses, midwives, components & skill sets
[audio:http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/snm-centrepoint/files/2011/11/The-Dean_prt-1.mp3|titles=Nurses, midwives, components & skill sets]

Reflections, milestones & changing policy
[audio:http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/snm-centrepoint/files/2011/11/The-Dean_prt-2.mp3|titles=Reflections, milestones & changing policy]

Comedy with a twist of italian & a dash of curry[audio:http://blog.dundee.ac.uk/snm-centrepoint/files/2011/11/The-Dean_prt-3.mp3|titles=Comedy with a twist of italian & a dash of curry]

Many thanks to Professor Margaret Smith for her leadership and continued support with SNM-Centrepoint

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