Lecturer
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 602059
Room: Office - 208
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

Sarah has been a Mental Health Nurse Lecturer in the College of Human and Health Sciences since 2013. She began her nursing career as an Auxiliary nurse in 1991, before commencing nurse training in 1992. Sarah qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1995 and qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH) in 2001. More recently, in 2014, Sarah became recognised as a Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), following a Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Education for Health Professionals. Sarah pursued the PG Cert, completing a MA in Education for Health Professionals in 2016. As a Fellow of the HEA, Sarah is now also an assessor of those applying for fellowship.

Sarah predominantly teaches within the pre-registration nursing curriculum and is an academic mentor to pre-registration nursing students on a variety of programmes. She is module lead for the Acute Care in mental health module that runs during the second year of the nursing curriculum and field lead for Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health) that runs during the third year of the nursing curriculum. Within the role of nurse lecturer, Sarah also covers a variety of clinical areas in the Hywel Dda Health Board and carries out educational audits and visits students whilst they are out on placement. 

In addition to this, Sarah is the Deputy Programme lead for the Masters in Education for Health Professions and she is module lead for post graduate modules, Advanced Practice and Education, a module that is part of the MSc in Advanced Practice and the nurse mentorship training programme. Sarah also delivers clinical supervision training workshops to Local Health Board staff.

Prior to beginning a career in nurse education, Sarah specialised in Primary Mental Health, within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Consequently, Sarah takes a lead in teaching about Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues and leads a CAMHS workshop for Pre-registration nurses bi-annually. Sarah has developed an interest in self-harm and suicidal behaviours and incorporates this into relevant teaching on the nursing curriculum.

In addition to teaching and scholarly activities, Sarah represents the College at the All Wales Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery group that was set up by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales and has a key role in developing the nursing curriculum. Sarah is also a service user champion for the mental health nursing programme at Swansea University, which involves developing and promoting service user and carer involvement in all aspects of the nursing programme.

Publications

  1. Terry, J., Davies, A., Williams, C., Tait, S., Condon, L. Improving the digital literacy competence of nursing and midwifery students: A qualitative study of the experiences of NICE student champions Nurse Education in Practice 34 192 198

Teaching

  • SHG367 Return to Practice

    The module is intended to allow nurses to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary role of the nurse. Students will learn how the structure of NHS settings has changed in the last few years to make it easier for health care professionals, and in particular nurses, to deliver continuously high standards of care. This module is suitable for: ¿ Qualified nurses and health visitors (HVs)whose registration has lapsed to return to practice in line with the PREP Standards (NMC, 2011) ¿ Qualified nurses whose registration is subject to sanctions imposed by the NMC and are required by the NMC to undertake the return to practice programme. (The Nursing and Midwifery Order, 2001) ¿ EU & EEA qualified nurses to register in the UK in line with Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK (NMC, 2011). ¿ Registered nurses / HVs seeking to update and refresh their skills and knowledge. ¿ Registered nurses / HVs identified by their employer as requiring an update to refresh their skills and knowledge.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    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.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • SHN278 Acute Care (Mental Health)

    This module will develop students‿ awareness of acute situations, identify and reduce associated risks and how to prioritise in mental health nursing care. The module will further develop the students‿ assessment, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • SHN288 Acute Care (Adult)

    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, rioritization, intervention and management skills underpinned by professional responsibility.

  • 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.

  • SHN297 Acute Care (Mental Health)

    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.

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHN3059 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of mental health nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of mental health nursing.

  • SHN3059W Rheoli Gofal Cymhleth mewn Sefyllfaoedd sy'n Newid yn Gyflym (Iechyd Meddwl)

    Nod y modiwl hwn yw rhoi golwg gyffredinol ar agweddau arbenigol ar ymarfer nyrsio iechyd meddwl, yn enwedig pan fydd y gofal yn ofal cymhleth a sefyllfaoedd yn newid yn gyflym. Nod y modiwl hefyd yw rhoi gwell mewnwelediad i gymhwysiad materion cyfreithiol, moesegol a phroffesiynol at sefyllfaoedd ymarferol. Mae¿r modiwl hwn yn tynnu ar gynnwys modiwlau ym Mlynyddoedd 1 a 2 a phrofiad ymarferol, er mwyn atgyfnerthu¿r wybodaeth, y sgiliau a¿r agwedd ar gyfer ymarfer proffesiynol ym maes nyrsio iechyd meddwl.

  • 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.

  • SHTM34 Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions' Educators

    This module has been designed to prepare educators from a variety of health professions for a role in teaching, supervising and assessing students and trainees in practice and academic settings. It aims to prepare educators to work within a developmental framework in the context of interprofessional learning and modern day health services. This module will form part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education for the Health Professions.