Ms Jenny Bucknor

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518678 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Adult Nursing


I accumulated my clinical nursing experience as a registered general nurse, predominantly within the trauma and orthopaedic clinical practice settings, progressing from staff nurse, senior staff nurse, deputy ward sister, ward manager, and practice development nurse.  I developed a strong commitment to helping students to learn, practice and master clinical nursing skills within the safe environment of the simulated clinical skills laboratory. It was this desire that stimulated my interest in the role of clinical skills lecturer in 2001.

My driving ambition to ensure that student nurses emerge as qualified nurses fully fit for purpose to deliver high quality all round patient care at a level that exceeds the patient’s expectations, led to my application and successful appointment of Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton in June 2002.

I enjoy teaching on all the course modules, and have a keen interest in the clinical skills modules and liaising with the local NHS Trust partners. I have worked with mentors in clinical practice within my Practice Development Nurse role, so developed a sound  understanding of some the tensions that exist between nurses trying to meet (and balance) the needs of the service with the educational needs of student nurses. I have used this knowledge and experience to equip me further in my current role as a member of the Wolverhampton Clinical Practice Team and actively seek opportunities to bridge the theory/education gap. Other areas of interest include the student experience and the personal tutor role.

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council


Academic Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Health studies - June 2015

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy -  March 2007

Accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education (SEDA programme) - July 2004

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - June 2004


Professional qualifications and registrations


BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies


Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB 998)


NVQ City and Guilds Trainer/Assessor


Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate (ENB 219)


Registered General Nurse


Qualification currently being undertaken:

Masters in Health and Wellbeing – expected completion June 2017

Previous professional experience

Lecturer in Clinical Skills, Keele University                                                             

Key activities and responsibilities included:


  • Liaising closely with all branch module leaders of the pre-registration course to assess and plan clinical skills components per module
  • Design lesson plans to deliver theory and practical parts of each session
  • Evaluation of students learning following clinical skills lecture
  • Facilitating student learning in small groups
  • Department Manual Handling Trainer Representative
  • Commenced Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


WARD MANAGER (G grade) Trauma and Orthopaedic ward, City Hospital NHS Trust , Birmingham                                                                      


WARD MANAGER (G grade x 2 posts), Orthopaedic Rehabilitation ward and  Trauma and Orthopaedic ward   Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, Birmingham


SENIOR STAFF NURSE (F grade) Trauma and Orthopaedic ward, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham


STAFF NURSE (E grade) Trauma and Orthopaedic ward, Staffordshire General Hospital NHS Trust, Stafford


POST REG STUDENT (F grade) Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham


SENIOR STAFF NURSE (E grade) Trauma and Orthopaedic ward, City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham