Cathy McCusker

Cathy McCusker

Mrs Cathy McCusker – Senior Professional Officer

Cathy McCusker is a Senior Professional Officer 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. Cathy’s specialist interests are in the development of career pathways, competency frameworks, self-assessment tools and using quality improvement methodologies to improve care and services.

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 B.Sc.(Hons) Professional Development in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ulster. Cathy has undertaken additional development in Quality Improvement completing the South Eastern Trust SQE Programme and the Institute Health Improvement, Improvement Advisor Programme (Wave 46). Cathy is also a member of Q (Health Foundation).