Ms Pam Smith

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8672 Location: MC212 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Adult Nursing


I qualified as an RGN in 1984 working on a general medical ward specialising in gastroenterology.  I completed a post registration Nursing diploma (DiPSiN ) after achieving the City and Guilds (730) Teaching Certificate. I attained a BSc (Hons) Education Studies (Nursing) degree while working as a Clinical Teacher in a School of Nursing.  I have been employed as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing (Pre-registration) for over 20 years. I am involved in teaching and assessment across the pre-registration programme. I work with practice partners as part of my University Link role in supporting students on placement. I am currently involved in developing a new and innovative pre-registration Master of Nursing Programme in which we are exploring the possibilities of grading student achievement of clinical practice.

For my MSc dissertation, I carried out a research study entitled ‘Learning to think like a nurse: An exploration into the effectiveness of mind mapping in the development of meaningful learning in Bachelor of Nursing Students’ 

I have particular interests in curriculum design, adult pedagogy, active learning, enquiry-based learning, e-learning and clinical skills.

Research interests

  • Curriculum development

Membership of professional bodies

Registered Nurse 1981

ENB A24 Medical Nursing 1986

Professional Register Entry Nursing and Midwifery Council 1981



Date attained

City & Guilds 730 Further Education Teaching Certificate.

Diploma in Professional studies in Nursing.

BSC Education Studies (Nursing).

MSc Professional Studies in Health Care [WBL]








Banks, J. and Smith, P. ‘Administration of suppositories and enemas’ in Endocott, Jevon and Cooper eds. (2009) Clinical Nursing Skills: Core and Advanced. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Conference Presentations:

RCN International Conference – Back Care for the Worlds Healthcare Workers

Previous professional experience


Date From

Date To

Nurse Teacher, United Midlands College for Nursing and Midwifery

Clinical Teacher, United Midlands College for Nursing and Midwifery.

Acting Sister, D13, Medical Unit (Renal), New Cross Hospital

Senior Staff Nurse, D17 Medical Unit (Gastroenterology), New Cross Hospital



Mar 1989




Sept 1989

Mar 1989