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Profiles

Miss Nicola Fielding

Lecturer in Child Health Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

Child Health Lecturer

Link Lecturer for children's hospices, special schools and respite (Cornwall and Plymouth)

Qualifications

Diploma in Child Health Nursing

BSc Professional Development Nursing
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
Moving and Handling Instructor

Nicola joined the university in 2015 after 13 years working as a registered children's nurse in the NHS and charitable sector.  Nicola has experience in children's intensive care, critical care and palliative care as well as pre-hospital care working with a charitable organisation providing clinical support at large public events.  

Nicola has been involved in teaching for several years prior to joining the university and has enjoyed supporting students throughout most of her nursing career.  

Nicola has particular interest in the use of simulation in healthcare with a specific interest in paediatric palliative and end of life care education.  

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Royal College of Nursing

Teaching interests

Taught Modules

NRS404: Professional issues and Clinical Risk
CHN203: Children and young people with complex needs and multi-professional care
NRS204: Knowledge and skills for evidence-informed decision making
CHN303: Critical care of children and young people
UEC706: Management of children/young people requiring urgent of emergency care
UEC604: The child of young person requiring urgent or emergency care

Areas of Interest

Paediatric critical care
Paediatric palliative care
Simulation in healthcare education
Law and Ethics

Research interests

Simulation in healthcare education

Simulation in paediatric palliative and end of life care education
Academic performance 
Entry routes into nurse education