Caroline Dickson

Caroline Dickson has been a Registered Nurse since 1985 and has considerable experience in community nursing, particularly district nursing, general practice nursing and practice development. In 2003 she moved into higher education at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh where she is Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing and Programme Leader for the PGDip Person-centred Practice (District Nursing).

Caroline is currently Chair of the RCN District Nursing Forum and a member of the Association of District Nurse Educators. She served on the Steering Group that developed the Queen’s Nursing Institute voluntary standards for District Nurse Education and Practice (2016). She is a member of the International Practice Development Collaborative. She regularly reviews papers for a number of journals including the British Journal of Community Nursing, International Practice Development Journal, Journal of Nursing Management and the International Journal of Older People, and she has held External Examiner positions in various universities.

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Community Placements

A handy, pocket-sized guide designed to help student nurses make the most of their community nursing placements.

Community placements can be daunting to the unprepared. This pocket guide will make placements more enjoyable and less stressful, so that you get the most out of your time in the community.

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