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Helen Ward

Associate Professor

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    020 7815 6753
  • School/Division:
    Health and Social Care / Primary and Social Care

Helen Ward, MSc, BSc (Hons), RGN, RCN Nurse Practitioner, PGCEA, PG Cert NMP.

Helen Ward trained as a Registered Nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and qualified as a Nurse Practitioner in 1994 from the Royal College of Nursing Institute.

After pioneering the Nurse Practitioner role in General Practice, she moved into education in 1999. She has been working as a Senior lecturer teaching Nurse Practitioners since 1999, and Principal Lecturer (now Associate Professor) for Non-Medical Prescribing since 2007. Helen was appointed at London South Bank University in 2000. She also works clinically as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in a Nurse-led GP Practice in London. 

Helen is a member of the ICN ANP/APN Network Core Steering Group and has an extensive portfolio of conference presentations both nationally and internationally. She recently chaired the planning committee for the 7th ICN International Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nurse Conference (2012). She has also written several journal publications and is joint author for: Ward and Barratt (2009) Passing Your Advanced Nursing OSCE - a guide to success in advanced clinical skills assessment.

Course Director Non-Medical Prescribing

Helen is the Associate Professor responsible for the day to day running of the programme, recruitment of students and curriculum development. 

Helen's specialist subject areas are:

  • Examinations
  • Marking of assessments
  • Exam board preparation
  • Room bookings
  • Admissions preparation
  • Co-ordination of meetings
  • Attendance at faculty meetings

Senior Lecturer BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner

Helen is the Senior lecturer for Advanced Assessment Skills for Clinical Practice. She also contributes to the teaching on the Skills workshop, OSCE preparation workshop and the OSCE examiners workshop.

OSCE examiner

  • Conducts personal tutorials for the MSc NP students and non-medical prescribing programme students
  • Responsible for marking assessments for AASCP
  • Supervises ANP MSc dissertations
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  • ICN - Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nurse Network, Core Steering Group member
  • Member - Association of Advanced Nursing Practice Educators (AANPE)

Helen is an External Examiner at the University of Derby for MSc Advanced Practice,