Head of School (Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies)

Head of School (Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies)


RGN, RNT, Cert in Critical Care Nursing, Cert Coronary Care Nursing, Dip Industrial Relations & Management, Dip Clinical teaching & assessment, BNSc Hons, MSc (Nursing/ Midwifery Education) EdD


Edel is Head of the Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies.  She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 and specialised in critical care working in the UK, North America and Ireland. A growing interest in education led to the post of Nurse Tutor in Sligo General Hospital in 1996 with subsequent posts of lecturer; programme director and Head of Department in St Angelas College. Edel’s teaching research and management activity focuses on providing education that enables nurses to contribute powerfully to the health and wellbeing of the population. She endeavours through her work to provide a foundation that allows students and lecturers to apply professional knowledge, altruism and practical wisdom to their practice. Her aim is to arm students and lecturers with professional pride and to support them to be leaders in health care provision and education where they advocate for the needs of people/services users/ patients and their profession.


Edel’s research interests include Nurse Education; Professional Internationalisation, Digital Learning and Mental Health. She is a reviewer for the peer reviewed Journal Nurse Education Today. She has supervised students on the successful completion of the Master Health Sciences. Research projects Edel is currently involved in are:

Year 2017 - ongoing
Transcultural Co-operation and Competence in Nursing (TRaNSCoCoN) Erasmus + (38,000) 5 partners; United Kingdom, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Ireland. McSharry E, Healy D, Healy Mc Gowan S.

Implementation and Evaluation of a Best Practice Preceptorship Model. A collaborative project supported by SUH and St. Angela’s College. McSharry, E.(PI) McGloin,H, Ballintine, G. Tully.

2018 - ongoing
Exploring an international learning experience for Baccalaureate Nursing students. Mc Manus E. (PI), McSharry E, Healy Mc Gowan S, O Connoll D. Funder St. Angela’s College.

2015 - 2017 The Experiences of Services Users and Carers of Community Mental Health Care Provision Glacken M (PI), Mc Sharry, P, Healy, D, Healy-Mc Gowan, D. Jennings, C. Mc Sharry, E,  Dolan, S. O Grady, t., Gilrane-Mc Garry,U. Walsh, D, O Connell, D., Mc Gloin, H Seed funding: Sligo Research Foundation 2014 (co-applicant with Murphy, T)   €2000 HSE: €9 509;Total €11 509

2015
Indian Nurses’ Experience of Studying in Ireland
: O’Connell D(PI), Healy McGowan S., Mc Gloin H., Mc Manus E., Mc Sharry E., Mc Sharry P., and Winters L. Funder; St. Angelas College.

2012
An Exploration of Clinical Teaching and Learning within a Preceptorship Model in an Acute Care Hospital in the Republic of Ireland
Doctorate Thesis

2010-2012
Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility
(TRaNSfoRM). Seven Partners: United Kingdom, Turkey, Belgium, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Ireland.  Irish project team: McManus, E (PI). McSharry, E. Winters O’Donnell, Healy, D. Funder: Education and Culture DG; Lifelong Learning Programme , Leonardo Da Vinci Partnerships €18,000

2009
The Role of The Nurse Lecturer in Clinical Practice. Mc Sharry, E 
(PI); Mc Gloin, H; Winters, L; Frizzel A. 2009.Funder: St. Angela's College


2016

Publication: Clinical Teaching and Learning within a Preceptorship model in an Acute Care Hospital in Ireland; a qualitative study: Nurse Education Today: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.01.007. McSharry ,E. Lathlean ,J.

2010
Publication: The role of the nurse lecturer in clinical practice in the Republic of Ireland. Nurse Education in Practice 10(4): 189-195. 2010. McSharry, E., McGloin, H. Winters, L. Frizzell, A

Oral Presentations

2020
The development of a reusable learning object focusing on cultural competence the Irish perspective   TRaNSCoCoN Nottingham University (7th February 2020) oral presentation. Healy D, Healy Mc Gowan S, McSharry  E.

2019
Exploring a non-traditional learning experience for baccalaureate nursing students. Paper presented at Trinity health and Education International Research Conference, 6th-7th March 2019, Dublin, Ireland. O’Connell D., McManus E., McSharry E. and Healy-McGowan S.

Disabling barriers/inhibitors and Empowering Cultural Communication“ International Seminar TRaNSCoCoN  Hogent Ghent (19th  September 2019) oral presentation. McSharry E. Healy D, Healy Mc Gowan S.

“Reusable Learning Object Development : A Collaborative Process“ International Seminar TRaNSCoCoN . St Angelas College NUIG. (April 5th, 2019) oral presentation. Healy Mc Gowan, S, McSharry, E,  Healy, D.

2018
Cultural Competence Development using the medium of Reusable Learning Objects – A Theoretical Framework International Conference Cultural awareness in Nursing Fachhochschule Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (November 2018) oral presentation.

“Cross Cultural Encounter in an Acute Care Setting with a Deteriorating Patient” International conference Cultural awareness in Nursing Fachhochschule Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (November 2018) oral presentation. Healy D, McSharry, E Healy Mc Gowan.

Partnership and choice as components of the recovery journey: service users’ & carers’ perspectives. The 37th RCSI Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2018 Feb 28-March Glacken M  O Grady T.,  Mc Sharry, P., O Connell, D., Gilrane, U., Healy, D., Dolan, S., Healy-Mc Gowan, S., McSharry, E., Jennings, C., Walsh-Gallagher, D &. Mc Gloin, H.

2017
Transcultural Collaboration within a Department of Nursing an Exemplar of How a Small College in the North-West can contribute to Internationalisation and Improve the Quality of Nurse EducationJoint QQI/HEA conference on 'Internationalisation - a driver of quality in Irish Higher Education'.  Printworks, Dublin Castle. Dublin.  11th December 2017. McSharry E, Mc Manus E. Plunkett, N Dolan S

McSharry, E. Lathlean, J (2016)A Clinical Teaching and Learning Model; Based on Evidence of Best Practice 2nd World Nursing Congress on Nursing ABU Dhabi UAE 28th November 2016

McSharry,E., O Connell, D.(2016) Strategies that accommodate cultural influences in the international classroom 2nd World Nursing Congress on Nursing ABU Dhabi UAE 28th November  2016

2016
Implementation of a Best Practice Preceptorship model To Improve Clinical Teaching and Learning17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity college Dublin 10th November 2016 McSharry, E. Mc Gloin,H. et all

2015
Indian Nurses’ Experience of Studying in Ireland: Transition, Adaptation and Learning. Paper presented at 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice.  National University of Ireland, Galway.30th & 31st March 2015. O’Connell D ., Healy McGowan S., Mc Gloin H., Mc Manus E., McSharry E., Mc Sharry P., and Winters L

Breaking down boundaries: cultural influences in the international classroom 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity college Dublin 4– 5 November 2015 O Connell, D; Mc Gloin, H; Winters, L. McSharry, E.  Mc Sharry, P. Mc Manus, E. Healy-Mc Gowan,S.

Preceptors’ teaching strategies- How do preceptors’ enhance the students’ ability to understand, problem solve and perform competently in clinical practice.  N.U.I. Galway School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies 5th international Conference March 30-31st  McSharry, E., Lathlean, J.

Helping to get the work done; the challenges of situated learning: Findings from a qualitative study exploring clinical teaching and learning within a preceptorship model16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity college Dublin 4– 5 November 2015 McSharry, E.,Lathlean, J.

2014
Teaching the practice and cognitive elements of nursing practice. Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialists of the West/North West Hospital Group Seminar; Sligo Regional Hospital; 30th March 2014 O Connell, D., Mc Gloin, H., Mc Sharry, E., McSharry, P., Winters, L., McManus, E., Healy-McGowan, S.

Clinical teaching and learning within a preceptorship model results of a qualitative study. Implications Clinical placement co-ordinators. Practice Development Seminar. Sligo Regional Hospital; 10th February 2014 McSharry, E.

Indian nurses’ experience of academic education in Ireland; a personal and cultural struggle.Paper; 25th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference NET2014 Conference; 4th September 2014 O Connell, D; Mc Gloin, H; McSharry, E. McSharry ,P. Winters,L. McManus,E. Healy-McGowan,S.

2013
Clinical teaching and learning within an Irish preceptorship model: empirical and theoretical insights – Paper;24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference NET2013 Conference, 5th September  2013 McSharry, E.

Preceptors’ teaching strategies that have the potential to promote students’ performance, understanding and critical thinking: empirical and theoreticalinsights.14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin; 7th November 2013 McSharry, E.

2012
Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility in Health Care (TraNSforM). Launch of the TraNSforM project. Faculty of Education, Health and Social Work, University College Ghent, Gent, Belgium. June 6th -9th 2012. Roberts, M., Hall, C., Dhaeze, M., Joupplia-Kupiaianen, E., Bergmann-Tyacke, I. McManus, E., da Silva, M. M. and Mete, S. McSharry, E., McManus, E., Winters O’Donnell, L. and Healy, D. 

Concepts of Mentor/Preceptor. Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility in Health Care (TraNSforM)6th mobility meeting: University of Nottingham: February 8th – 11th 2012 McSharry, E., McManus., Winters L., Healy, D. 

2011
The experiences of Using Appreciative Inquiry to develop a skill framework to manage mobility for nursing Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility in Health Care (TraNSforM). Paper:  The 2nd European Transcultural Nursing Association Conference; University of Limerick:  June 30th to July 1st 2011. McSharry E, McManus, E.

Engaging with Competencies. Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility in Health Care (TraNSforM) 3rd mobility meeting. Sligo, St. Angela’s College, June 13th – 14th 2011. McSharry, E. McManus, E. Winters, L.

2010
An exploration of the preceptorship model in an acute care hospital in Ireland through the lens of cognitive apprenticeship and situated learning -Poster; 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference; Sligo General Hospital26th November 2010. McSharry, E.

2008
The Role of the Nurse Lecturer in Clinical practice. Paper;NETNEP 2008  2nd International Nurse Education Conference Research and Innovation in International Nurse Education. 9 & 10th June 2008. McSharry, E. Winters, L. Mc Gloin, H. Frizzell, A.

2007
The Role of the Nurse Lecturer in Clinical Practice; Quantitative findings. Poster; National University of Galway: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice Ist International conference; 1st & 2nd April 2007. McGloin, H. Frizzell, A. Winters, L. McSharry, E.

Lecturers role in Clinical practice Rhetoric or Reality. Paper. Innovations in Practice Trinity College Dublin Conference. November 2007. Winters L. Mc Gloin, H. Frizzell, A. McSharry, E.

The Role of the Nurse Lecturer in Clinical Practice; Qualitative findings. Poster. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 27th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery 21st February 2008. Winters L. Mc Gloin, H. Frizzell, A. McSharry, E.

 

  • Committee Member of Friends of Sligo University Hospital Charity, 2019 -present
  • National Competency Assessment Steering Group Nursing: Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2018 – present
  • Board of Directors (Academic representative) St Angela’s College, 2018- present
  • Board of Directors The Neurology Support Centre 2019-present
  • Preceptorship Guidance & Standards Expert group Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland – NMBI, 2015 to present
  • Partnership Preceptor Preparation Programme Committee, CMNE North West, 2006 to present
  • Member of CEIST - Clinical Teachers IN Sligo Together (Multi-disciplinary group) Sligo University Hospital, 2012- present