My Adult Nursing background specialises in Surgical Nursing. I qualified as a registered General Nurse in 1995. I have worked in a number of different specialities over a 10 year period. From Bowel care, urology, orthopaedics, ENT, plastics, Breast care and general surgery. I have worked in the university as a senior lecturer for pre registration nurse training since 2005. I am a module leader for Developing Essential Nursing Skills, a year one practice module that teaches some of the essential skills of nursing across all fields. The module also introduces the students to Authentic world, which is an online numeracy/ drug calculations programme that the students are required to achieve 100% in by year three.
I am also the co ordinator for two additional modules in year two and year three. These modules are Problem Based learning (PBL) modules and inter professional modules that are taught on the curriculum across all cohorts and again all fields of nursing. My passion is in teaching the essential practical skills to our nursing students and teaching Anatomy and Physiology related to specific conditions. Reinforcing the importance of essential nursing skills in nursing is where I would like to develop some more writing. I have developed with the Adult nursing team assessment cafes’ and Authentic world support sessions to enable the students to seek further support with their studies. I am a member of the academic practice team of the local trust and visit a number of clinical areas in a variety of specialism’s on a weekly basis. I enjoy the link to clinical practice and as a module leader for a practice module it is important to have a good partnership with our practice partners.