Programme Manager for Evidence into practice
Royal College of Nursing
Jenny Gordon chose nursing as a profession because, in common with many other people, she wanted to ‘make a difference.' She has a background in general and paediatric nursing in acute and community settings. She trained at Great Ormond St. Hospitals for Sick Children and University College Hospital, London. Over the last 30 years, she has been involved in nursing in a variety of roles both clinical and academic. Her current role of Programme Manager of the Evidence into Practice Team within the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Learning and Development Institute gives her the opportunity to combine her clinical and academic knowledge and skills to influence, support and improve outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals. It involves the development of strategies, processes and resources to facilitate and support the implementation of evidence in healthcare. Her team also co-ordinates the NICE programme within the RCN; encourages and supports nurses' involvement with all aspects of NICE work programmes and other guidance development- so that she hopes that she is still making a difference.
As a Fellow, her work will include:
- The development and piloting of a blended accredited modular education programme for nurses involved in developing National Guidance that will enable them to get formal recognition of skills and knowledge gained as a result of developing guidance
- Developing an RCN implementation position statement and programme of work to increase specific areas of implementation of guidance, using College expertise, championing and support
- Coordinating a programme of work combining aspects of the above projects to develop and support newly qualified nurses to ensure that in the future there will be continued access to appropriately qualified and experienced nurses who can contribute to the NICE work programme.
This page was last updated: 25 March 2010