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Dr. Frances Finn RGN, BSc(hons), MSN, MAEd, EdD

Title:

Lecturer in Nursing

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Nursing & Healthcare

Telephone:

+353 0 51845550

Room Name/ Num:

212 O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Frances is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Healthcare at Waterford Institute of Technology and Course Leader for the Postgradaute Diploma in Nursing Programme. Her responsibilities include teaching and supervising students on the undergraduate/postgraduate nursing and applied healthcare programmes; maintaining links with clinical practice through her link lecturer role and curriculum development. She also has a key interest in health informatics and connected health and is a member of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing and Midwifery (HISINM). Her research interests focus on (1) the sustainable impact of postgraduate nurse education on both practitioner and practice development through work based learning; and (2) new ways of working through connected health. 

Research

  • Postgraduate work-based learning in education and practice: influences, significances and sustainabiltiy
  • Evaluating telehealth traning and practice 
  • Promoting learning transfer in post-registration nursing education: an action research study 

 

 


 

Teaching

Teaching experience includes diverse methods of delivery and assessment such as lectures; enquiry-based learning; practice/work-based learning; seminars; on-line learning; workshops and skills based training.

Undergraduate Modules

  • Health Informatics (module leader)
  • Telehealth Nursing (module leader)
  • Connected Health (module leader)
  • Medication Management (module leader)
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Consolidation of Professional Practice (module leader)
  • Professional and Patient Safety
  • Nurse as Educator in Practice
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Postgraduate Modules

  • Developing Clinical Practice
  • Professional Caring in Context (module leader)
  • Research Methods (module leader)

Professional

Frances has extensive clinical and teaching experience in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Ireland. Her main clinical roles have been in Accident and Emergency Nursing and Critical Care.  She has also worked as an Educator for the Emergency Services for paramedic training, a Director of Education for an acute health care facility and an Education Consultant for a variety of healthcare organisations, including international Telehealth services and as an external examiner within the third level sector.

Conference Presentations

Geraghty, L., Finn, F and K O’Mahony, E (2018) Launch of eHealth Terms Booklet presented at the 23rd HISI Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium Health Informatics Society of Ireland15-16 November 2018

Finn, F and Thompson, E (2017) Training essentials for new ways of working: reflections and recommendations. Paper presented at the 22nd HISI Annual Conference & Scientific Symposium Health Informatics Society of Ireland15-16 November 2017.

Finn, F (2016). Work-based Learning in Postgraduate Nurse Education and Practice: Influences, Significance and Sustainability. Paper presented at the 18th Annual International Conference on Education, 16-19 May 2016, Athens, Greece

Finn, F (2016). Developing practitioners and practice: The significance of work-based learning in postgraduate nurse education. Paper presented at Royal College of Surgeons 35th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, 22nd – 23rd February, Dublin, Ireland 

Finn F. (2013) Connected Health: Educating Practitioners for New Ways of Working. Paper presented at the University of Barcelona, School of Nursing Scientific Meeting, April, Barcelona, Spain.

Finn, F (2012) Educating practitioners for new ways of working within connected health environments. Paper presented at the Health Information Society Ireland Conference,  14th – 15th, November, Dublin, Ireland. 

Finn, F (2012) Telehealth: perspectives on education, continuing professional development and performance Improvement. Paper presented at the UPMC Telemedicine Symposium, 6th – 8th June, Brussels, Luxembourg.

Finn, F (2012) International Partnerships in Telehealth: Health Care, Industry and Education. Paper presented at Royal College of Surgeons 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, 22nd – 23rd February, Dublin, Ireland

Finn, F, & O’Byrne C (2012) International Partnerships in Telehealth: Health Care, Industry and Education. Paper presented at The Kings Fund International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare 6-8th March, London, United Kingdom. 

Finn, F. & Wall, C. (2010) Continuing education and support of preceptors in the clinical setting: a collaborative action research project. Paper presented at Federation of International Nurse Educators Conference, 6th – 9th October, Lisbon, Portugal.

Murphy, L. & Finn, F. (2010) Linking assessment methods with innovative teaching and learning strategies in postgraduate nursing education. Paper presented at NAIRTL: Flexible Learning, 6th October, Dublin, Ireland.

Publications

Denieffe s.,  Finn F,   McCarthy M,  O’Gorman C, & O’Riordan C. (2017) Older Adult Care: Informing a Supportive Housing with Care Model, Waterford Institute of Technology 

Finn, F. (2016) Training Transfer for Quality Telehealth Provision. In: Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine (eds. Manuela Cruz-Cunha M., Miranda I. M, Martnho R. & Rijo R.  IGI Global DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9978-6.ch008

Savage, E., Harnett, G., Denieffe, S., Weathers, E., Hegarty, J., Mulligan, L., Condon, C., Fehin, P., FitzGerald, S., Marsh, L., McCarthy, B., Noonan, B., O Reilly, A., O’Shea, M., Wills, T., Clancy, M., Crosby, N., Herrity, L., Lyons, T., Sheehy, A., Thompson, E., Bergin, M., Finn, F., Madden, K., Wells, J. and Sheahan, L. (2016) Clinical Systematic Literature Review to Support the Development of Best Practices in Nursing Documentation across Hospitals in the South/South West Hospital Group. Report prepared for South/South West Directors of Nursing Group.

Finn, F & Chesser-Smyth, P (2013)   Promoting Learning Transfer in Preceptor Preparation Journal for Nurses in Professional Development 29(6), 309-315

Finn, F., Fensom, S. & Chesser-Smyth, P. (2010) Promoting learning transfer in post registration education: A collaborative approach. Nurse Education in Practice 10(1), 32-37