Helen Rook

Lecturer Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health


Teaching in 2017

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RN DipN: Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BSc (Hons): The University of Manchester, England.

PgDip Specialist Nursing (ICU/CCU): Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

MN (Merit): Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Helen holds a strong clinical and educational portfolio with a background in critical care nursing in the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand and experience in providing undergraduate and post-graduate education in New Zealand and Irish Universities.   As an early career researcher, Helen's academic interest is in the disciplinary heritage of nursing and the challenges for nurses working in contemporary health care environments. Her recently completed doctoral work in this area, has led to her explore nursing values in order to understand how nurses practice in health care climates that are  financially constrained and highly complex.

Helen's interest in nursing values has led to her collaborating with international academics to develop the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model©. Helen has been instrumental, along with a team from the GSNMH, in the introduction of this values-based model in New Zealand where it underpins the curriculum to prepare new graduate nurses in their first year of practice.

Her work in this area has led her to explore professional nursing values, value dissonance and the impact of systems and situational context on the expression of nursing values.