Molly Courtenay, Ph.D.
Molly Courtenay is a visiting professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
Courtenay has been a lecturer and instructor at multiple universities in the United Kingdom, including Reading University, Southampton University and Buckingham Chiltern University College. She also served as a program director and tutor at the Royal College of Nursing, a professional body for nurses in the U.K. She is currently a professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management at the University of Surrey in the U.K., where she is also the director of studies for the doctorate/Master of Philosophy program in the School of Health and Social Care.
Her research focuses on the development of advanced nursing practice and new models of care delivery, specifically the development of independent prescribing authority by advanced practice nurses.
Courtenay previously worked as the national Prescribing and Medicines Management adviser at the Royal College of Nursing. She was a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council group responsible for designing the prescribing training program and setting national standards for medicines management and prescribing education and practice throughout the U.K. She also represented the U.K.’s Council of Deans of Health on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence steering group tasked with developing a single competency framework for prescribers. She is currently the Chair of the Nurse Prescribers’ Advisory Group, a national organization in the U.K. that monitors non-medical prescribing practice.
Courtenay received her Doctor of Philosophy in Infection Control from Reading University in the U.K.
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