Bruce Harper-McDonald

bruce harper mcdonald

Bruce Harper-McDonald

Lecturer

Biography

Bruce’s pre-nursing career started working in finical services before commencing a career in nursing in 2004. Bruce graduated from Robert Gordon University with a Diploma in Adult Nursing. Since qualifying Bruce has gained extensive experience as an adult nurse, specialist practitioner district nurse, community practitioner nurse prescriber and advanced nurse practitioner. Bruce completed a post graduate MSc in Advanced District Nursing and gained accreditation with the Royal College of Nursing as an advanced nurse practitioner in 2016. Bruce has over 10 years nursing experience spanning several fields including: community health, public health, general and geriatric medicine. Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer Bruce worked as a District Nurse Team Manager leading an integrated health and social care team. Recently in 2019 Bruce completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Learning Teaching and Assessment Practice, gaining fellowship with the Higher Education Academy. Bruce currently teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate programme at Edinburgh Napier University.

Themes

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • Finalist, Teaching Innovation of the Year, Student Nursing Times, 2019
  • Finalist, Post Graduate Student Nurse of the Year, Student Nursing Times, 2015

 

Media Activity

  • Guest speaker on Forth Radio for the Men in Nursing Campaign March 2019

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Higher Education Academy, Teaching Fellow
  • Royal College of Nursing, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Register Adult Nurse, Specialist Practitioner District Nurse. Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Teacher

 

Date


13 results

Challenges in achieving immediate skin-to-skin contact following birth by elective caesarean section: a narrative review of the literature

Journal Article
Kelly, L., & Harper-McDonald, B. (2021)
Challenges in achieving immediate skin-to-skin contact following birth by elective caesarean section: a narrative review of the literature. MIDIRS midwifery digest, 31(1), 96-100
Background: The benefits of immediate safe, observed, skin-to-skin contact following birth are well documented and established best practice following vaginal birth in the Unit...

District nurses' experiences with a caseload profiling tool: a service evaluation

Journal Article
Harper-Mcdonald, B. (2020)
District nurses' experiences with a caseload profiling tool: a service evaluation. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25(7), 318-326. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.7.318
Caseload profiling is being advocated as a method to measure, manage and evidence increasingly complex caseloads in district nursing. However, there is no qualitative work on ...

Expert nurse to novice academic: Reflections on the first year of transition from practitioner to academic

Journal Article
Harper-McDonald, B., & Taylor, G. (2020)
Expert nurse to novice academic: Reflections on the first year of transition from practitioner to academic. Nurse Education Today, 90, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104431
Harper-McDonald, B., & Taylor, G. (2020). Expert nurse to novice academic: Reflections on the first year of transition from practitioner to academic. Nurse Education Today, 90...

Dramatic Effect - enhancing nurse education through performance

Presentation / Conference
Mahoney, C., Bastow, F., & Harper-McDonald, B. (2019, September)
Dramatic Effect - enhancing nurse education through performance. Paper presented at RAISE Annual Conference, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Health and social care integration (HCI) is an important policy priority across the United Kingdom. HCI is a complex process, not least because it results in blurring and rede...

Empowering through authentic experience: dramatic digital, and improvement approaches to enhance learning.

Presentation / Conference
Harper-McDonald, B., Bastow, F., & Smart, A. (2019, September)
Empowering through authentic experience: dramatic digital, and improvement approaches to enhance learning. Presented at 30th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference
Paper 1 explores the impact of a theatrical production, based on a real story, aimed at enhancing student nurse understanding of the challenges individuals face in accessing s...

CRACKS - A Play about Navigating Health and Social Care Services with Dementia

Digital Artefact
Mahoney, C., Bastow, F., Harper-McDonald, B., & Kyle, R. CRACKS - A Play about Navigating Health and Social Care Services with Dementia. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6A57NJ9LS8&t=1223s]

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Mahoney, C., Bastow, F., Harper-McDonald, B., & Kyle, R. CRACKS - A Play about Navigating Health and Social Care Services with Dementia. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6A57NJ9LS8&t=1223s]

Celebrating 70 years of Nursing and Midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland

Report
Harper-McDonald, B., Taylor, G., & O'Connor, S. (2019)
Celebrating 70 years of Nursing and Midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. Edinburgh Napier University
No abstract available.

Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review

Journal Article
Harper-McDonald, B., & Baguley, F. (2018)
Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23(11), 544-549. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.11.544
This systematic literature review aims to identify and appraise current evidence to establish if caseload profiling (CP) provides a strategy to support district nurses to evid...

Celebrating Nursing Student Innovation and Creativity

Journal Article
Bastow, F., & Harper-McDonald, B. (2018)
Celebrating Nursing Student Innovation and Creativity. Edinburgh Napier University Teaching Fellows Journal, 6
No abstract available.

Celebrating 70 Years of Nursing and Midwifery in NHS Scotland

Exhibition / Performance
Taylor, G., Harper-McDonald, B., O'Conner, S., McLuckie, C., & Moran, M. Celebrating 70 Years of Nursing and Midwifery in NHS Scotland. 7 June 2018. (Unpublished)

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Taylor, G., Harper-McDonald, B., O'Conner, S., McLuckie, C., & Moran, M. Celebrating 70 Years of Nursing and Midwifery in NHS Scotland. 7 June 2018. (Unpublished

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