Alison Rushworth


Senior Lecturer Advanced Practice


Contact Details

tel: 01905 542696

Having worked in Community Nursing for many years my final role in the NHS was as Professional Lead for Community Nursing in a large integrated Health and Social Care Trust. Since I have moved into higher education I have led the Non-Medical Prescribing courses and now lead the BSc (Hons) Health Sciences top-up degree programme.


Higher Education Academy Fellow

MA (Education) PGCE (for Health Care Professionals)

PGDip in Education

BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice (Nursing in the Home – District Nursing)


NMC Registered Teacher

Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (V300)

Queen’s Nurse ENB Ro8 Contemporary Issues in Cancer Nursing

ENB 978 Management of Incontinence and Promotion of Continence

ENB998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice

ENB 928 Professional Knowledge in Diabetes Care

D32/D33 Competence in Training and Development

Teaching & Research

Teaching interests:

Non-medical prescribing

Community nursing

Service improvement


NMC and HCPC Lead for Non-Medical Prescribing

BSc (Hons) Health Sciences module lead for the Independent Study

Philosophy of Health and Independent Prescribing for Community Practitioners

Research interests :

Non-Medical Prescribing


Community Nursing

Professional experience:

NMC Registrant with annotations for Specialist Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescriber

NMC Registered Teacher

Many years of varying roles of District Nursing

Practice Educator for District Nursing

Professional Lead for Community Nursing Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional Bodies

Queens Nursing Institute
Association of District Nurse Educators


External Responsibilities

External Examiner for Non-Medical Prescribing

Member of the Association for District Nursing Educators

Member of the Association of Prescribers

Queens Nurse