|Position||Children's Nursing Lecturer and Admissions Tutor|
|Department||School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership|
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
- 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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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”.