I am a clinical skills tutor within the College of Human and Health Sciences, my background is paediatric nursing.  I qualified as a Registered Nurse child branch from Swansea University in 1999 and since then have worked in numerous paediatric settings across ABMU, most recently of which in the paediatric high dependency unit at Morriston hospital.

Over the past three years I have developed an interest in the education and training of pre and post registration nurse’s, this has led me to undertake the Masters course Education for health professionals, which I am currently entering the final year.  

Publications

  1. Beckett, H. The impact of e-learning on the continuing professional development of registered nurses. RCN International Nursing Research Conference.
  2. Beckett, H. & Logan, V. Moving towards authentic learning in nurse education. SALT Conference.
  3. Beckett, H. Effect of e-learning on nurses’ continuing professional development. Nursing Management, 27(2), 16-22.

Teaching

  • SHC150 Professional Practice 1

    This is an introductory module that prepares students for work in the healthcare science clinical practice environment.

  • SHN126 Learning to Learn in Higher Education and Clinical Practice

    This module aims to prepare students to study effectively in Higher Education and in the clinical setting. Completion of the module will empower the student to participate effectively in acquiring knowledge through a variety of learning strategies enabling progression towards becoming an independent learner in both academic and clinical settings.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN128 Developing Nursing Knowledge (Adult)

    This module aims to equip student nurses to work with individuals, service users, carers and the multi disciplinary team when planning and providing appropriate evidence based care. The concepts of Clinical Governance and clinical assessment and decision making will be explored. The module will build on previous knowledge to facilitate the development of theoretical and practical knowledge so that the individual can recognise and act when there is a risk to the client/service user of physical or mental health problems across the lifespan.

  • SHN129 Introduction to Professional Practice (Adult)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN130 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Child)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN2004 Acute Care (Child)

    This module aims to develop core assessment, judgment and decision-making skills for delivering safe care to acutely ill children and young people (CYP). The module will also enable students to develop the essential skills required to provide safe, effective, and immediate care across all four fields of nursing practice and across the lifespan, in all healthcare settings. The student will develop the skills necessary to evaluate the evidence which underpins practice and explore the importance of effective team working and communication.

  • SHN2004W Gofal Aciwt (Plentyn)

    Nod y modiwl hwn yw datblygu sgiliau asesu craidd, barnu a gwneud penderfyniadau ar gyfer darparu gofal diogel ar gyfer plant a phobl ifanc sy'n ddifrifol wael (CYP). Bydd y modiwl hefyd yn galluogi myfyrwyr i ddatblygu'r sgiliau hanfodol sy'n ofynnol i ddarparu gofal diogel, effeithiol ac uniongyrchol ar draws pob un o'r pedwar maes ymarfer nyrsio ac ar draws y rhychwant oes, ym mhob lleoliad gofal iechyd. Bydd y myfyriwr yn datblygu'r sgiliau sy'n angenrheidiol i werthuso'r dystiolaeth sy'n sail i ymarfer ac yn archwilio pwysigrwydd gweithio mewn tîm a chyfathrebu'n effeithiol.

  • SHN2013 Acute Care (Child)

    This module aims to develop core assessment, judgment and decision-making skills for delivering safe care to acutely ill children and young people (CYP). The module will also enable students to develop the essential skills required to provide safe, effective, and immediate care across all four fields of nursing practice and across the lifespan, in all healthcare settings. The student will develop the skills necessary to evaluate the evidence which underpins practice and explore the importance of effective team working and communication.

  • SHN292 Acute Care (Child)

    This module will develop the student¿s awareness of short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, medical condition, or during recovery from surgery as well as associated risks. The student will develop the ability to identify actual and potential problems and further develop their assessment, prioritisation, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHN3060 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)

    This module aims to provide an overview of holistic nursing practice in areas where the care needs of children and young people are complex and rapidly changing. Whilst the focus is on nursing care of children and young people. This module draws on the content of the programme from years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice.

  • SHN3079 Leadership and Management (Child)

    The module will enable the student to participate in the organisation, management and delivery of safe care to patients and service users in accordance with recognised legal, ethical and professional frameworks for practice. Students will develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and apply these principles to the practice setting, using a range of communication skills, reflection, clinical judgment and critical evaluation of the evidence base for nursing practice.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • SHNM34 The essentials of nursing (Child)

    The essentials to nursing module is the first module in the MSc Nursing (Child) programme. This module introduces students to the core concepts and principles of nursing and supports students to develop fundamental nursing and research skills. Students will be introduced to evidence-based approaches that inform safe and effective patient-centred nursing care. A range of blended learning teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills. Student learning will be supported with online digital learning resources through Canvas.

  • SHNM37 Acute and Unscheduled Nursing Care (Child)

    The Acute and Unscheduled Nursing Care module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values required to assess and manage complex care in acute and unscheduled situations. A range of blended-learning teaching methods will be used to develop knowledge and skills in managing complex care needs, collaborating with the multidisciplinary team, appraising best evidence for nursing practice and the comprehensive and systematic assessment of patients with acute, complex needs. Student learning will be supported with online digital learning resources through Canvas.

  • SHTM33 Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching

    This module aims to develop the student¿s awareness of the key issues, principles and values of quality teaching in the workplace setting, and their ability to reflect upon, analyse and interpret their own professional practice in healthcare and education using a range of theoretical frameworks.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Studying for MA Education for health professionals

    2015 - 2018

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1999 2002 Paediatric Burns Dyfed ward
2002 2010 Oakwood Ward Morriston
2010 2013 Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU)
2013 2017 Paediatric High Dependency Unit (PHDU)
2015 2017 Practice Development Nurse Paediatrics