Michelle Franklin

Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Works 4 days a week at RPC East

I qualified as a Adult nurse with my degree in 2010 and began my career working on the renal unit in Sheffield, caring for patients with acute and chronic kidney failure.  When I became a ward sister in 2017 I moved to outpatient haemodialysis services for 18 months, then moved back to the acute inpatient unit. Here I also completed my V300 non-medical prescribing qualification in 2018. I was also heavily involved in student nurse mentorship and completed a degree module in Mentorship for the Health Professionals in 2013.

I do have a special interest in Chronic Kidney Disease, along with teaching and education for nurses, however the need to work closer to home and wanting opportunities to expand my knowledge and pursue something new had me choose the move to RPC in 2019 into a Practice Nurse role.

I completed my PGCert Practice Nursing in 2020, a COPD degree module in 2021 and eventually became a senior member of the team, managing all long-term conditions and performing all treatment duties. I also was the Learning Environment Manager for the RPC nursing team for 2 years.

It has long been my career goal to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and I was lucky enough to be supported by and offered this role with RPC and in September 2023 I began my training and Masters degree towards this at University of Sheffield.

In my spare time you will mainly find me in the gym, or watching/playing/coaching netball or following the Formula 1 racing. I like to watch many types of sports.