Summary: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing
Location: Baines Wing
Michelle is a lecturer in childrens nursing with 12 years experience in both pre and post registration nurse education. She has been the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) programme for the last 6 years. Michelle has a first degree in Nursing and a Masters in Health Professional Education. She has over 20 years clinical experience mostly neonatal and childrens intensive care. This experience is utilised to support her teaching. Her teaching interests are acute healthcare for infants, children and young people and supporting students to develop their clinical skills through skills teaching and simulated practice. This links to Michelles publication interests in skills development and improving the quality of nurse education.
In her role as programme lead one of Michelles main aims is to ensure that students have a positive learning experience by effectively co-ordinating the teaching and placement elements of the programme. She also ensures students are provided with support and opportunities to feedback on their experiences. Part of her role is the on going development of the programme and this is strongly influenced by student feedback. Michelles aim is that students who complete the programme are able to provide the highest quality of care to children and their families. They are able to think critically, utilise research evidence and problem solve to maintain high standards and develop patient care. The students pre-registration education also provides them with a solid foundation for becoming the nurse leaders of the future. Effectiveness in this role is demonstrated by very high National Student Survey scores year on year and feedback from practice partners about the high calibre of child nursing students on entering the nursing register.