Mrs Cathy McCusker - Senior Professional Officer

Cathy McCusker is a Senior Professional Officer for Professional Development at the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC).

Cathy was appointed to her current post in 2006 and leads on a wide range of projects. The most recent of which have been the development of a regional preceptorship framework, resources to support nutritional screening in the community and care home settings and the development of an Attributes Framework supporting Leadership for quality improvement and safety in Health and Social Care. She is currently project lead for the development of: the health care support worker role; a Framework to support Advanced Nursing Practice and refresh of NIPEC’s online portfolio in preparation for the NMC model of revalidation.

Cathy qualified as an RGN in 1985 and RM in 1987. Prior to joining NIPEC, Cathy worked as a Senior Manager in the Royal Victoria Hospital and as a Management Development Consultant in Beeches Management Centre. She was also seconded to NIPEC as Project Manager for the Development Framework Project from 2004-2006.

Cathy has a Bsc(Hons) Professional Development in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ulster.