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Patricia Simpson

Lecturer Adult Pre Registration Nursing
School of Nursing

Patricia joined the university in December 2016. She teaches across a range of modules on the Pre Registration Nursing programme within the School of Nursing. With 30 years of clinical practice experience in an array of different roles including Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (graduating with a First class Honours Degree) as a School nurse and a Health Visitor, Substance Misuse Specialist nurse for children in care, Nurse lead for Teenage Sexual Health and working collaboratively with colleagues in Health, Social care, Armed Forces and the Prison Service, this knowledge and experience supports and facilitates student learning for the theory of nursing and the practice of nursing. Patricia is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. As a life long learner, she is motivated to continue to learn and promote health care values and contribute to the development of evidence based practice and effective outcomes.

Patricia has been involved in the curriculum and assessment design/development within the School of Nursing for the Pre Registration Nursing programme, leading a writing team for Platform 3: Assessing needs and planning care in relation to the NMC Standards (2018). She is the module leader for Essentials of Adult Nursing 2 for year 2 students on the BSc and Nurse Apprenticeship programmes. She also teaches on year one and year three modules to facilitate and support student learning.

Patricia has always supported and facilitated learning, and within practice completed a 2 year course as a Practice Teacher to facilitate learning for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse students. She presented at a Masterclass for SCPHNs, students, and community practice teachers highlighting the results from a qualitative study for a young persons school health drop in service and how applying the theoretical knowledge of the SCPHN course enables and supports effective practice. Later, she embraced the opportunity to join the university as a Adult Nurse lecturer within the School of Nursing, completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education. Developing Ignite presentations to students in preparation for practice and to support their understanding of the module learning outcomes and requirements with positive student feedback. Patricia as an academic adviser continues to support student nurses throughout their Pre Registration nursing programme.