Mrs Sharon Jones
Deputy Head of School
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
I have worked at the University of Plymouth since 2004, commencing as lecturer in Adult Nursing and gaining successful academic promotion to Associate Professor (Education). I have been fortunate to undertake a number of roles, enjoying the diversity and challenge of new opportunities. Engagement with students is the most rewarding aspect of the role, watching their development and achievements throughout their programme/s of study. I continue to engage in practice, working in the Orthopaedic Directorate through an honorary contract; and throughout the COVID pandemic, undertook volunteering, both with NHS Responders as a 'call and chat' responder, and then with a local GP practice as a COVID vaccinator.
My pursuits outside of work include horse riding (a passion since childhood), dogs, hence lots of walking, and reading - there is always something new to learn!
My nursing background is within Acute Trauma Orthopaedics, although I have experience in many other settings. These include elective orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, community hospital nursing & medical nursing.
I became involved with teaching through clinical practice, I was the Clinical Orthopaedic Practice Development Sister and implemented the Orthopaedic Partnership Modules between the Orthopaedic Directorate and the University of Plymouth.
Nursing & Midwifery Council
Royal College of Nursing
My main teaching interests are with Acute Care in Adult Nursing; Tissue Viability; Clinical Skills; Mentorship; I enjoy teaching both UG and PG students, and their curiosity and enthusiasm to learn keeps me motivated. .
However, I have many other interests that focus on contemporary nursing issues, such as Leadership in practice & delivery of healthcare in a changing society
Staff serving as external examiners
I am currently an External Examiner with John Moores University, Liverpool for Return to Nursing programme; BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult Nursing and the FDNA programme.
Learning in Practice Environments; sustainability; dementia
Key publications are highlightedJournals
- Student midwives’ perception of the growth assessment protocol (GAP): Preparation for clinical practice
- JournalNurse Education in Practice
- Publication dateMar 2020