Maggie Zwirek

Maggie Zwirek

Queen of Medical Terminology

Specialities: Medical terminology

A qualified nurse, health visitor and lecturer, Maggie ‘retired’ in 2019, and loves travelling, swimming and her chihuahuas. She’s even taught herself Spanish. However, she just couldn’t keep away from the learning environment.

To ‘keep her hand in’ as she says, Maggie co-wrote and now teaches a medical terminology course for McCrudden Training. And she is well-placed to do so. Most of Maggie’s career was in the NHS where she worked as a nurse from 1976 to 1985, then as a health visitor to 1991. Maggie trained and became a lecturer in further education until 2005. Since then, the remainder of Maggie’s career was a hybrid of nurse and teacher and she was fundamental in setting up a specialist nursing service for safeguarding children in East Sussex.

A crucial element of Maggie’s teaching style is helping people who have low confidence open up and engage. Many of the people who attend Maggie’s course are administrative staff who haven’t undertaken training for a number of years, and she prides herself in getting them to open up and learn in a relaxed friendly environment.

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