Mrs Clare Norman

Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323955 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Recruitment of student children’s nurses


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.

Research interests

  • Interviewing and recruitment
  • Child health

Membership of professional bodies

NMC Professional Register


  • MSc Health and Social Care
  • BSc (Open)
  • RN, HV(Dip), NDN, FWT, RNT                                                                                            

Previous professional experience

Clinical Teacher, Department of Continuing Education, S.E.Staffs School of Nursing

  • Planned and organised short courses for community staff from a variety of disciplines (midwives, community psychiatric nurses, health visitors, district nurses, school nurses).
  • Taught on post-registration short courses for hospital and community staff
  • Liaised with managers from hospital and community to identify learning needs of staff

Health Visitor/Fieldwork teacher, S.E.Staffs Health Authority

  • Attached to a GP practice in an urban, socially deprived area
  • Addressed health care needs of the population, including those of minority groups
  • Monitored growth and development of 0-5 year olds
  • Created opportunities for health promotion
  • Organised and delivered screening programmes
  • Facilitated parenting groups
  • Identification of, and support for, at-risk families
  • Participated in case conferences
  • Supported 4 student health visitors in practice

Staff nurse, Children’s ward, Hammersmith Hospital, London

  • Cared for children and young people between the ages of 0-16 years
  • Taught health concepts to children
  • Taught junior members of staff
  • Worked as a member of the  multi-disciplinary team
  • Managed the ward