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Sarah Knott

PositionChildren's Nursing Lecturer and Admissions Tutor
Location2.08
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236595
Emails.k.a.knott@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Recruitment, Orthopaedic issues

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Teaching across the pre-registration programme for all fields of nursing, and post-registration orthopaedic teaching

Areas of specific interest include:

  • record keeping
  • orthopaedic conditions and fracture management in children
  • clinical skills and preparation for placement
  • children’s surgery, neurological assessment and other childhood injuries/illnesses

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Module leader for year 1 semester 1 module
  • member of the induction programme working group
  • admissions tutor for children’s nursing
  • joint programme leader for 2017 curriculum, responsible for development of the BSc and MSc programme

Responsibilities include developing development of Interprofessional education strategy, developing service user / carer strategy, developing research informed teaching strategy for both BSc and MSc programmes.

Biography

I have been a registered nurse since 1986, initially qualifying and practicing as a registered general nurse specialising in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. I changed direction in 1996 when through reorganisation of the unit I moved initially to the Neonatal unit and then to the children’s surgical unit, undertaking a conversion course in 1999 to become a registered sick children’s nurse.

I became involved in teaching primarily in the clinical setting as a practice and professional development Sister before taking a temporary post at the University of Bradford 11 years ago.

I have developed my role at the University teaching not only children’s nurses but across the pre and post registration programme for all fields. I have recently taken the role of joint programme leader for the development of the 2017 programme.

Study History

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Advanced Practice) - December 2014
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing Practice (Children’s Nursing) - December 2004
  • Leading an Empowered Organisation - June 2003
  • Diploma of Higher Education - July 2000
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice -1991
  • ENB 219 Orthopaedic Nursing - 1989

Registered and Recordable Qualifications

  • Teacher - Registered with the NMC 12/07/12
  • Specialist Practitioner – Children’s Nursing January 2005    
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse - January 2000
  • Registered General Nurse - October 1986

Professional History

  • Lecturer Child Branch (0.6wte), Faculty Of Health Studies University of Bradford / Practice and Professional Development Sister (0.4wte), Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - October 2009 to September 2010
  • Practice and Professional Development, Sister IV therapy and safe administration of medication - November 2002 to April 2009
  • Staff Nurse, Paediatric Surgical unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust - April 1997 to November 2002
  • Staff Nurse, Neo-Natal Unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust - May 1996 to March 1997
  • Sister, Orthopaedic and trauma unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust - January 1995 to May 1996
  • Sister, Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital, Bradford Health Authority - June 1990 to January 1995
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital, Bradford Health Authority - January 1989 to June 1990
  • ENB 219 Orthopaedic Nursing for RGN'S, Woodlands Orthopaedic hospital, Bradford Health Authority - January 1988 to January 1989
  • Staff Nurse, Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital, Bradford Health Authority - January 1987 to January 1988
  • Student Nurse - October 1983 to December 1986

Research Areas

Part of a small group in the process of collating results of a small research project entitled: “An analysis of factors which influence the outcomes for a cohort of nursing students: an observational study”.

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