Areas of expertise include child growth and development, developmental milestones, child health, health protection, prevention of ill-health and screening. The children’s nurse should develop a firm understanding of the above in order to meet the needs of the developing child within the family unit. With strong links to practice placements in hospital and community areas (notably health visiting), plus a lengthy background in education, I am able to transfer this enthusiasm for children’s health and wellbeing to student nurses.
As interview lead within the children’s nursing team, I have experience in the selection of suitable candidates for children’s nursing. Recent work-based learning has centred on the desirable qualities of a children’s nurse, plus appropriate selection procedures for children’s nursing.