Nicole started at the university in October 2019, previously working as a Clinical Educator. Nicole qualified from Southampton University with a BSc (Hons) Child Health Nursing in 2008.
Nicole’s career has been based around the speciality of Neonatal Nursing. She began her career at the Rosie Neonatal Unit in Cambridge, gaining her post-graduate certificate in Special and Intensive care of the Newborn in 2010. Since then she has developed further interest in a variety of topics including tissue viability, developmental care, Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO), pain, retinopathy of prematurity, and NHS leadership and management. Through her practice Nicole has also had a wealth of experience in intensive care nursing, surgical care, stabilisation, and family-centred care.
From this position Nicole began working as Neonatal Clinical Educator and was involved with both pre and post-registration education. As part of her role Nicole supported students within the placement setting and delivered education in both the clinical and classroom setting for staff. It was from this teaching capacity that Nicole realised her desire to work in further education.
Nicole will be teaching across the three years of the pre-registration Children’s Nursing programme. Nicole is module lead for Nursing Practice 3 and Family & child-centred care. She is link lecturer at Ipswich Hospital and is planning to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2020.
Nicole's special interests include ; Neonatal Intensive Care, Surgical Care, Pain Management, Developmental Care, Family-Centred Care, Leadership & Management, Newborn Behaviour Observations and Tissue Viability.