My job

‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed her career.

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed her career.

What is your job?

I am a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. I run multidisciplinary modules on minor injury management and major trauma. However, the bulk of my work is teaching on the undergraduate paramedic curriculum.

Why did you become an emergency nurse?

I was attracted to the variety and the way immediacy of interventions makes a difference to patients, whether they need resuscitation or minor injury management. The challenge of being a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ and, hopefully, the master of some was exciting.

How and where have you developed your emergency care skills?

I worked in a variety of emergency departments (EDs) and undertook a range of relevant courses, including an orthopaedic nursing certificate that was of tremendous benefit. The experience of


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