Shortly after earning my degree as a Registered Nurse at the Mid Sweden University in Örnsköldsvik, I wrote my first master's thesis, and directly after that I started my specialist training in pediatric nursing. During my time as a clinical nurse, I worked mainly at the children's clinic in Örnsköldsvik. I also worked for a short period at the emergency department in Örnsköldsvik. I then started as a lecturer, and teach undergraduate students in the nursing programme at the Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Campus Örnsköldsvik. I worked for a few years as a full-time lecturer, until I got my PhD position in July
Area of teaching:
My main task in teaching has been as course director of the course "Primary Health Care, clinical studies" offered at the undergraduate level in the nursing programme during semesters 5 and 6, which includes theory and clinical practice in primary care. My teaching area is pediatric nursing and basic life-saving for children. I have also supervised nursing students in exam papers at the bachelor level.
Area of research:
My interest in research was already piqued during my undergraduate career. I worked on a bachelor thesis consisting of a literature study about peoples' experiences of living with chronic heart failure. The findings showed that the phenomenon of support was sparsely studied, which led to an interest in empirical study of support. Therefore, support was elected as the topic for my master's thesis. Older women were interviewed about their experience of support in relation to living with severe heart failure. During my specialist training in pediatric nursing, I chose to continue studying the phenomenon of "support." Accordingly, I chose to study parents' experiences of support when living with a child with congenital heart defects. This was then developed for my PhD project.