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Profiles

Miss Natalie Cusack

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

I have been working in the field of mental health since 2008, I started my career as a Health Care Assistant based in Inpatient Acute Admissions. In 2021, I was fortunate to have been offered a seconded place on the Pre-Registration Mental health Nursing course with the University of Bedfordshire.

My role at University of Plymouth began in May 2021, as a Lecturer of Nursing for the Exeter School of Nursing. I have an interest in working with both Undergraduate Student Nurses and Trainee Nursing Associates.

I am a keen sports enthusiast, and regularly volunteer for my running club and local Parkrun. I enjoy running, cycling and swimming.

Qualifications

Pre-registration Mental Health Nurse - University of Bedfordshire 2013

Level 6 CPD modules - Facilitating Workplace Learning - Oxford Brooks University 2014, Advanced Psychosocial Assessment and Formulation - University of Plymouth - 2017

Introduction to Teaching and Learning Msc module - TBC 2022

My post-registration nursing career began in forensic mental health services, which I have continuously revisited. I have experience across a wide range of NHS services, including inpatient, older adult and community services. My special interest includes working with services users with complex mental health needs who require long term and secure services.

Additional to my work as a RMN holding caseloads and working with service users, I have spent time in corporate teams assisting with bed capacity and staffing logistics in a large mental health trust.

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council - registered member

Royal College of Nursing