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60 seconds with Ulster University lecturer Brian McGowan

Feel the fear and do it anyway, and never say you are ‘just’ a nurse, advises Ulster University lecturer Brian McGowan. 

Feel the fear and do it anyway, and never say you are ‘just’ a nurse, advises Ulster University lecturer Brian McGowan

After qualifying as a children’s nurse at the end of 1990, Brian McGowan worked as a staff nurse in paediatric intensive care before moving on to work in burns and reconstructive surgery. He developed the clinical educator post in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and after a brief stint as a research nurse was appointed as a lecturer at Ulster University in 2001. He and his wife Fiona have two children, Jack and Sarah.

What are your main work responsibilities? As the course director for the postgraduate certificate in education for nurses and midwives, I’m responsible for the design, delivery and assessment of the nurse teacher and practice courses.

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