Mr Boikhutso Shianyana
Lecturer in Adult Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
I am a Lecturer in Adult Nursing. I qualified as a Registered nurse in Botswana in July 1996 and worked in practice for 11 months. In 1997 I joined Kanye SDA College as an assistant Lecturer in General Nursing. I completed my bachelor’s degree in nursing education (BEd Nursing) in 2001. Upon my completion, I worked for Kanye SDA College teaching a Diploma in Registered Nursing until 2004 then relocated to the UK (United Kingdom). While working at Kanye SDA college I enrolled with the German Quality Association and qualified as a Quality Manager in 2002. Henceforth, conducted internal Quality Audits and trained staff on quality management initiatives for the Ministry of Health as well as the Seventh-Day Hospital. In the UK I have worked as a General Nurse, Nurse Manager at Honeybourne Nursing Home, Senior Staff nurse at Nuffield health Plymouth and Deputy Ward Manager for the Peninsula Treatment Centre (Practice Plus Group). At the Nuffield, I had the opportunity to care for patients undergoing diverse elective surgeries, Spinal, Orthopaedic, general surgeries, urology, Plastics, etc. While at the Nuffield I completed my Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in 2013. In 2015 I completed Chemotherapy in Cancer. I joined the University of Plymouth in 2014 as a clinical demonstrator and then a full-time lecturer in BSc Nursing in 2018. I completed my Pg.Certificate practice (Higher Apprentice awards stage 1 in 2019, PGCAP (Higher Apprentice Award in 2020, and Apprenticeship Academic professional in(teaching) at level 7 in 2020. I still work part-time as a bank nurse for the Nuffield Hospital.
Boikhutso Shianyana MAEd, BED (Nursing), RN, PGCAP, PGCert, FHEA, Chemo nurse.
Lecturer in Adult Health Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Lead, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity
Faculty of Health; Medicine, Dentistry and Human SciencesPlymouth University
Roles on external bodies
. “We become better educators and learners when we intentionally incorporate and value our unique differences in our teaching and learning. I collaborate with colleagues at nursing department to record inclusive teaching materials to embrace our diverse staff and student's population. We also plan to equip our clinical skills with inclusive resources. We aim to promote an open dialogue on issues related to inclusion and diversity without the fear of victimisation or intimidation. Our difference is our strength, and it is not possible without inclusion
Research supervision- Master's students.
2..Leadership and Management
3.Evidenced Based Practice
Staff serving as external examiners
Completed my External Examiners Course in November 2020 (AdvanceHE)
My area of interest ;
-Explore factors leading to higher failure rate amongst BAME nursing students in the Southwest.
- Fairer and quality assessments for students with learning needs.
-Exploring the emotional, social, and physical impact of hernia amongst 18 years and above in Botswana.
-Inclusive nursing curriculum.
Reports & invited lectures
In April 2016 persuaded some Gastro- Consultants in Plymouth, the UK to run Operation Hernia in Botswana. Hernia operation UK is a charitable Organisation based in the United Kingdom and does commendable work in the UK, East, Central, West Africa, and Southern Africa. The charity performs hernia Operations on disadvantaged school children and Young Adults at Kanye Seventh-Day Hospital in Botswana. The Charity signed a 5-year Memorandum of agreement with a Local Hospital in Botswana to perform surgeries and train local doctors and nurses. I also volunteer for the kid's club and Soup run in a local church in Plymouth. I am a huge believer in helping the community. At the University I am the lead Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion for the School of Nursing and Midwifery and an active member of Athena Swan.
"The measure of a person's life is the effect they have on others", Martin Luther King.
I am a volunteer for the Hernia Operation UK, the charity perform hernia Operation on disadvantaged school children and Young Adults at Kanye Seventh- Day Hospital in Botswana. The Charity signed a 5 year Memorandum of agreement with a Local Hospital in Botswana to train local doctors on hernia operation and continue with operations . I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world ."The measure of a person's life is the effect they have on others" Martin Luther King.