Biography

Nicky started her career in Critical Care at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust on a general Intensive Care unit. Whilst there she completed her ENB 100 Intensive Care course for adults, BSc (HONS) Nursing Studies and PostGraduate Diploma in Education.  During this time having specialist interest in obstetrics and paediatrics Nicky completed her shortened course in Intensive Care for Children. As the unit developed Nicky became the Professional Development Sister facilitating Intensive Care modules for new starters to Critical Care affiliated with Birmingham University. Later moving on to develop High Dependency modules for midwives working within a HDU environment.  Nicky also facilitated the introduction of the ALERT and Sepsis courses to the Trust and maintained her Advanced Life Support Instructor status. 

Moving into higher education in 2008, Nicky has developed the Critical Care L6 and L7 pathways and Advanced Critical Care Practitioner module. 

Remaining passionate about critical care education Nicky works with the Critical Care National Nurse Leads (CC3N) developing the National Standards for Adult Critical Care Education and Step 1,2,3,4 and bespoke competencies. Nicky research areas relate to Moral Distress and critical care work environment, whilst currently undertaking her Doctorate in Education. 

Selected Publications

  • Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, Arthur C, Reid-Searl K, Humphreys M, Morris S, Walsh P, Witton NJ. 2018. A cross-national study to objectively evaluate the quality of diverse simulation approaches for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Educ Pract, vol. 28, 248-256. link> doi> full text>
  • Deacon KS, Baldwin A, Donnelly KA, Freeman P, Himsworth AP, Kinoulty SM, Kynaston M, Platten J, Price AM, Rumsby N, Witton N. 2017. The National Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Adult Critical Care: An overview. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 18(2), 149-156. link> doi> link>

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Journal Articles

  • Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, Arthur C, Reid-Searl K, Humphreys M, Morris S, Walsh P, Witton NJ. 2018. A cross-national study to objectively evaluate the quality of diverse simulation approaches for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Educ Pract, vol. 28, 248-256. link> doi> full text>
  • Deacon KS, Baldwin A, Donnelly KA, Freeman P, Himsworth AP, Kinoulty SM, Kynaston M, Platten J, Price AM, Rumsby N, Witton N. 2017. The National Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Adult Critical Care: An overview. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 18(2), 149-156. link> doi> link>
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