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Jo Rutt

Jo Rutt

Principal Lecturer

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Social Work and Health


Jo Rutt is a Principal Lecturer in Nursing at Nottingham Trent University.  Based in the Institute of Health and Allied Professionals in the School of Social Sciences she teaches on the Trainee Nurse Associate Apprenticeship Programme and will teach on BSc in Adult Nursing and BSc in Mental Health Nursing from September 2020.  Her teaching interests are Essential clinical skills in nursing, Care of people with dementia, Acute care nursing in Adults and Person centred care. Jo has a keen interest in Fitness to Practice (Nursing students) and curriculum design and development.

Career overview

Jo has been a nurse for over 30 years with experience in Acute Medical nursing, Critical Care nursing, Dementia care, Managing flow of patients, Management of a Hospital site.  She has been involved in Higher Education of Nurses and Nursing Students in two different institutions prior to joining NTU and has her PGCHE, Masters in Health care policy and management and is a Nursing and Midwifery Council accredited teacher.

Development of curriculum in line with Nursing and Midwifery education standards has been a key part of Jo's work over the years.  A focus on threading clinical skills through the Undergraduate nursing curriculum and mapping of competencies was a vital element of the work.  Experience in module leadership, course leadership and a key member of Fitness to Practice committees has all contributed to her ability to work effectively in the Principal lecturer role.