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I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing in the Acute Care Division and have worked at the University since February 2004. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1986 having completed my training at Staincliffe General Hospital (now Dewsbury & District Hospital). After qualifying I got a post as a Staff Nurse in theatres. By 1990, I was working as a Charge Nurse on the ICU/CCU and began working part-time as a Resuscitation Officer, sharing the responsibilities with a colleague. I continued in these two roles until 1999 when I took on the role as clinical educator for critical care full time. I remained in this post until February 2004 when I left to take up my current role with the University.
I teach across the pre and post-registration nursing courses as well as contributing to other health professional courses here at the University. I am route leader for the SLIP (Supporting Learning in Practice) course. I am married with three daughters.
RGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, MSc (Health Professional Education), FHEA
I will be commencing my doctorate in September 2016. I am also part of an international group, including colleagues from Denmark, Finland and Estonia who successfully applied for EU ‘Transfer of Innovation’ funding and was awarded €250,000 in September 2013. The project, titled NESTLED, is producing a framework to prepare educators who utilise simulation based learning in nursing education.
My areas of research interest include:
Sutton, A., Bland, A. and Prescott, S. (2015) ‘Results and evaluation of the piloted European simulation based learning educator preparation project.’. In: NET 2015 Conference, Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 September 2015, Cambridge, UK
Prescott, S., Bland, A., Sutton, A., Buus Larsen, R., Hartvigsen, T., Koivisto,, J., Bland, A. and Sutton, A. (2014) ‘The NESTLED Project’. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference (NET2014), 02 - 04 September 2014, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Bland, A., Prescott, S. and Sutton, A. (2014) ‘NESTLED (Nurse Educator Simulation Based Learning) Project’. In: 8th Annual UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference, 04 and 05 June 2014, University of Chester, UK
Nippers, I. and Sutton, A. (2014) ‘Oxygen therapy: professional compliance with national guidelines’ British journal of nursing , 23 (7), pp. 382-386. ISSN 0966-0461
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I teach across pre-registration and post-registration, under-graduate and post-graduate nursing courses, with particular relation to nursing skills, and acute and critical care. I also contribute to other health professional courses across the University.
I am the Route Leader for Supporting Learning in Practice MSc/BSc and am also the module leader for one BSc practice module and two MSc practice modules. I make contributions to: