Ursula Chaney
  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

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Ursula commenced as a lecturer in Nursing at Ulster University in 2003 and is a critical care nurse. Ursula is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is the Faculty Partnership Manager for the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Studies (Hons) in 2000 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). She completed her MSc in Nursing (distinction) in 2002 (RCSI). In 2006, Ursula completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Nurses and Midwives (distinction) at Ulster University and has a recordable qualification of Lecturer/Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Since registering as a nurse (1994), Ursula has worked in critical care (coronary care), medical nursing and care of older people. Ursula has considerable experience of teaching life support courses (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced). Ursula is a quality assurance registrant visitor (NMC).

Ursula is an experienced and accomplished academic having held significant leadership roles within the School of Nursing, Course Director for Pre-registration nursing (2011-2014). Currently Course Director for the  innovative interprofessional programme the Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Healthcare Professionals. Ursula held the role of Academic Lead for Education (2015-2022), with responsibility for chairing the School Learning and Teaching Committee, providing strategic vision and leadership. She had a significant role in leading, supporting, and guiding colleagues and course teams in preparation for course revalidations and course amendments and in particular during the pandemic. Chairing of internal Preliminary Board of Examiners within the school, across undergraduate and postgraduate provision was included in her responsibilities

Research Interests

Patient safety. Student feedback. Student experience. Nursing education.  Evaluating staff and student’s perceptions of e-submission and feedback, twitter, and post graduate student engagement. Cardiac Nursing, Chronic illness.

Teaching Interests

Post Graduate Certificate Education for Healthcare Professionals. Education and Curriculum Development. Ethics, Pharmacology, Disordered Physiology, Human body, Nursing the Physically Ill Adult, Cardiac nursing, Professional Nursing/Leadership, and Management. Nursing skills modules. Return to Practice. Life Support (Basic/Intermediate).

PhD Researcher Profile

Ursula has commenced her PhD in September 2023 and will be researching

‘Healthcare Assistants perceptions of patient safety culture in health and social settings.'

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

External Advisor, BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management Partner Review , University of Brighton

9 Dec 2022

External Examiner BSc Health Care Studies (Nursing) Flying faculty (Hong Kong), Oxford Brookes University

1 Sept 2022 → …

External Examiner Pre-registration Nursing, University of Dundee

1 Sept 20221 Sept 2026

Expert Panel Member Return to Practice Nursing, Coventry University

1 Dec 2020

External Panel Member revalidation BSc Enhancing Practice , University of Northampton

1 Oct 2019

Panel Member Periodic Review, University of Chester

1 Mar 2019

External Examiner Pre-registration (Adult), London South Bank University

1 Sept 20181 Sept 2022

Quality Assurance Registrant Visitor, NMC

1 Sept 2018 → …

Steering group member for a NIPEC review to evaluate the Impact in Practice of Commissioned Educational Programmes, NIPEC

1 Jan 20171 Jun 2017

External Examiner BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Adult), Birmingham City University

1 Feb 20151 Feb 2020


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