Mrs Colette Parsons

Head of Children's Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518836 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Leadership, Management and Paediatric Nursing


A highly motivated nurse with forty two years’ experience in Adult, but mainly Children’s nursing. By adopting an ethical, honest and flexible approach to work, this has facilitated promotion to my current position as Head of Children’s nursing in 2003. The past twenty two years has enabled me to demonstrate a proven ability to manage a team of Lecturers educating students at degree & Masters level study.

An open door, hands on approach affords credibility and commitment, which is valued by students, colleagues and partners. Measurement of the success of collaborative working can be seen in consistently high scores in the National Student Survey and employability statistics.

Research interests

  • Curriculum Design
  • Nursing
  • Assessment

Membership of professional bodies

NMC Professional Register


  • Masters in Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Education.
  • Certificate in Education.
  • English Language ‘O’ Level.
  • English Literature ‘O’ Level.



Contributed to E.N.B. Nursing of Children Resource Guide 1995.

Previous professional experience

  • Head of Children’s Nursing                             
  • Education Co-Ordinator                                   
  • Education Co-Ordinator H.E.Link                       
  • Nurse Teacher.                                              
  • Clinical Teacher Wolverhampton                        
  • Clinical Teacher London                                    
  • Ward Sister.                                                   
  • Night Sister.                                                   
  • Night Staff Nurse.                                             
  • Post Registration Student.                                
  • Staff Nurse.                                                     
  • Student Nurse. 

I am a member of the Health Nursing and Midwifery care across the Lifespan research cluster.