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Kathryn Bland

PositionNursing Lecturer
Location2.12 Horton A
DepartmentSchool of Nursing
Feedback Hours8:00-16:00 usually Tuesday-Thursday
Telephone01274 233834
Emailk.bland1@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Nursing education

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

As a nursing lecturer, I teach students from all fields of nursing across both pre-registration and post-registration curriculums, as well as inter-professional students on post-registration programmes. I particularly focus on anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and have a keen interest in critical care. I am a Personal Academic Tutor to undergraduate students in Year 1 and support students undertaking Master’s level projects.

I strongly believe that education of healthcare professionals influences the quality of clinical practice and therefore patient care. As such, I am experienced in employing a number of pedagogies in my teaching, including high fidelity simulation, debriefing, classroom and clinical teaching.

Administrative Responsibilities

Developing the acute care module for the 2017 curriculum.

Biography

As a children's nurse, most of my career has been spent in the challenging fields of intensive care and retrieval nursing. Alongside this I have always had a keen interest in nursing education and supporting students and staff in practice, particularly as clinical educator. 

Study History

  • MSc Advanced Practice (Education) 2011 King’s College London
  • Teacher Qualification 2010 King’s College London
  • Children’s Intensive Care Course 2008 King’s College London
  • Mentorship Preparation 2006 City University
  • Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology 2006 Tower Hamlets Lifelong Learning Service
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing 2004 University of Central Lancashire

Professional History

  • Clinical Nurse Educator, Paediatric Critical Care 2014 - 2016, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Educator, Paediatric Intensive Care 2010 - 2013, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Senior Staff Nurse and Key Mentor Paediatric Intensive Care, 2009 - 2010, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Staff Nurse Paediatric Intensive Care, 2006 - 2009, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Staff Nurse (rotational post), 2005 - 2006, Barts and The London NHS Trust

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Children's Nurse and Teacher

Research Areas

Throughout my career I have contributed to data collection for studies ongoing in the clinical units where I worked. This has included diverse topics such as antibiotic coated central lines, pain, gastric emptying times, and patients’ and families’ experiences of intensive care.

As part of my Master’s degree I undertook a service development project examining the effects of the current induction and development programme for nurses new to paediatric intensive care on sickness absence and retention.

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