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Jennifer Dent


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Programme Leader: Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships

I am Senior Lecturer, Registered Nurse and Registered Teacher with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC). I have been nursing for over 35 years with a diverse background to include working with the HM Forces, pharmaceutical industry, private sector and the NHS. 

I have worked at the University of Sunderland since 2005, where I have been involved in development and management of approved programmes and short courses leading to professional registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Teaching and supervision

I am Programme Leader for the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships (RNDA): Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability.

The programme uses integrated and interprofessional learning with all fields of nursing and allied healthcare professionals. All fields being taught and supported as a cohort, embrace the new 2018 NMC standards to use an holistic approach in developing skills and knowledge, further recognising the focus of holistic patient-centred care. 

I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Higher education peadagogy 
  • Professional development, practice nursing and AHP 
  • Higher Education pedagogic practice
  • Professional practice 
  • Allied health
  • Critical reflective practice and reflexivity
  • Interdisciplinary and work-based learning 

Last updated 19 November 2019

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