Noleen began her nursing career as a Nursing Auxiliary in 1987 before training to be an Enrolled Nurse, eventually qualifying as a Staff Nurse in 1992. She joined the then UKCC register shortly after as a RN. She is also registered as a teacher with the now NMC.
Noleen worked in Critical Care from qualification until 2013. During that period, she additionally held the posts of Senior Sister and Lead Nurse for Education and Training before moving onto Clinical Practice Development for the GHA. It was during this time that Noleen’s links to the School of Health Studies strengthened.
Noleen became a lecturer in 2014 with the School of Health Studies, after undertaking a teaching course with Kingston University of London. Her main roles were teaching, personal tutorage and pastoral care on the undergraduate nursing degree programmes. She developed a virtual case study for students as a scaffold to aid learning. The case study, which continues to be featured in the programme, spans over 3 years and weaves in all 12 modules, enhancing the spiral curriculum. She is currently Principal Lecturer for the School of Health Studies. Her key interests are cardiac and respiratory care and teaching practice skills.