I am a Registered Nurse (Adult) and a Senior Lecturer in Nurse Education. I am Year of Study Lead for the NUR3000 September Cohorts which is part of Year 3 of the BSc Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes. The Year of Study role is quite varied where you have the responsibility of co-ordinating the smooth running of the student's timetable, assessments, marking, queries, concerns, and complaints. My clinical background includes working as a newly qualified nurse on the Staff Nurse Development Programme: six months on a medical ward, six months on a surgical ward and then six months in a specialist area Intensive Care. Eventually, I was promoted to a Senior Nurse Position in Critical Care and remained there for 16 years. The Critical Care that I worked in had the following areas: Intensive Care Nursing, High Dependency Nursing and Coronary Care Nursing. I later worked as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse for 6 years before starting a new career in Higher Education at Edge Hill University.
Areas of Interest: The Role of the Personal Tutor in Nurse Education Programmes and Health Behaviours in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease.
I have recently become a member of the Edge Hill University Cardio Respiratory Research Centre (CRRC) and it is my ambition to make some connections and become an active member in research projects.
I am a member of the NUR3000 Team who teach and assess Year 3 BSc Pre-Registration Nursing students- Preparing for the Role of the Registered Nurse.
When I started at Edge Hill University I was involved in the creation of writing the content for Year 3 following the mapping process. I developed the following Learning Episodes: -
Health Behaviours and Behaviour Change
Accessibility of Information
Developing Improvement Strategies
Commonly Encountered Physical Health Conditions
Knowledge Underpinning First Aid Procedures and Basic Life Support
In my role I am also involved in teaching and facilitating Field Sessions for our students covering a variety of subjects.
This role requires you to be knowledgeable in all aspects of Nursing and have the ability to adapt to various different topics as required. I have also taught on other programmes such as the RNDA programme where there are less students - this has given me the experience of teaching large groups in the BSc Nursing Programme 400 + and then the RNDA and 2012 BSc Programme where the numbers are much lower (20-25 students). This has allowed me to develop and enhance my teaching skills.
I am Verbal Assessment Lead - with some support from some senior colleagues it has become a very successful assessment with high pass rate. I have also recieved great feedback from the students, staff and external examiners.
I am a Personal Tutor this is an extremely challeging and rewarding role due to the number of students we have in our Nursing Programme cohorts you often have a large number of Personal Students assigned to you compared to other disciplines.
I am an Academic Assessor for Year 3 this is a very pressured role at this point as you are signing off students and stating that they are competent and ready to apply for their PIN. It requires thorough attention to detail when reviewing their PAD/PARE Documents.
I am a member of the Personal Tutor Development group.
I am Co-Lead for the Coaching Strategy for the Nursing Department- this involves introducing / providing a refresher for staff who are already use coaching conversations in their role. We are looking to embed some coaching conversation into the timetabled PT sessions and we have built some pre-prepared sessions to support the PTs. We have also created a Teams tile/repository so that staff can find resources for coaching more easily.
I feel very lucky to be involved in the EHU / LHCH Partnership by supporting the Lead with a number of recent projects that are taking place- this includes the process of validating a Heart failure Module and MSc in Cardiothoracic Practice.
I moderate a number of LHCH Partnership modules.
I am a member of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) I receive regular correspondence which includes up dates in practice, opportunities to attend training and conferences to ensure I remain up to date in my practice knowledge.
I am a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) again as a member you receive regular correspondence relating to all aspects of the work that the ERC are involved in such as approving up dates to practice, invititaions to webinars and conferences. Again, providing further up dates to enhance my knowledge of any changes in practice.
I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) I am allowed to put letters after my name as I undertook my MSc Psychology Conversion that was affiliated with the BPS at UCLan. I have a particular interest in Health Psychology and receive correspondence from the general information that is provided through your membership and I also receive information from the Health Psychology section of the BPS. Again, it provides interesting articles and updates in practice also opportunities to attend training and conferences.
I am a member of the Resuscitation Council UK- when I worked in the NHS I was an Immediate Life Support (ILS) Instructor unfortunately, my instructorship lapsed during covid as you are required to undertake a certain number of sessions within a certain timescale to remain competent. However, as it still remains an interest of mine I enjoy reading all of the correspondence that is sent our regularily- updates, training opportunites and conferences.
Psychology, MSc Psychology Conversion, University of Central Lancashire
Award Date: 21 Sept 2020
Teaching and Learning, Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical practice, Edge Hill University
Award Date: 8 Apr 2013
Clinical Examination, Clinical Examination, Edge Hill University
Award Date: 11 Sept 2006
Mentorship, Mentorship in Practice, Edge Hill University
Award Date: 25 Apr 2005
Nursing, BSc Nursing Studies Post Registration, University of Central Lancashire
Award Date: 25 Apr 2005
Nursing, Coronary Care Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
Award Date: 21 Apr 2003
Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
Award Date: 25 Sept 2000
Nursing, Diploma in Higher Education Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
Award Date: 5 Apr 1999
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