Carl Covill, of Shibden, Halifax, is the third University of Huddersfield lecturer to become a Queen’s Nurse.
He is confident that the honour will help him deliver the message about major changes in nurse education.
Carl has been a lecturer for three years, concentrating on pre-registration training and helping to develop a new curriculum that reflects a massive transition to community-based care, which is more economical and less disruptive to patients.
The new curriculum will include a much greater emphasis on research. Also, trainee nurses will gain a much wider practical experience of primary care in a variety of settings.
There are 17 Queen’s Nurses nationwide working in higher education.
They are appointed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to help arrest a decline in the numbers of district nurses.
Carl worked in this field in Calderdale before his switch to lecturing.