I am currently senior lecturer within the community nursing team in the faculty of health at the University of Wolverhampton. My career was in primary care as a practice nurse for 21 years, nurse facilitator, practice education facilitator and practice teacher. Within my roles I taught practice nurses on long term conditions and clinical skills. I completed my Masters in education in 2016 and began teaching as visiting lecturer at the university on the physical health assessment programme. My research for my masters focused on how practice nurses access continuing professional development using a case study approach. In addition I was awarded Queen’s Nurse Title in 2016. The title indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership and is available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice.
I feel I am an enthusiastic teacher, utilising different teaching styles from classroom to blended learning ensuring evidence based information to inform my lectures. I construct and use lesson plans to ensure flow and achieve stated learning outcomes. I use reflection both in and on action to ensure learners are provided with the optimum learning experience. In my current role I am involved with supporting specialist practice and fundamentals in practice nursing routes and work closely with my colleagues within the organisation to ensure that students are supported through their learning journey.