Nikki Glendening

Nikki Glendening

  • 01202 963011
  • nglendening at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer In Adult Nursing
  • Yeovil Campus /Bournemouth Gateway Building (level 4)
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Nikki is a Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse Teacher and Registered Health Visitor/Specialist Public Health Practitioner who has worked both in the UK and abroad.

Nikki joined Bournemouth University in 1998 as a nursing lecturer and later as a senior lecturer where she contributes to the undergraduate adult nursing programme. From 2005 to 2011 Nikki acted as the programme lead for the undergraduate nursing provision at the, - then newly established, - Yeovil campus and more recently as Year (3) lead for the adult nursing programme across both the Lansdowne and Yeovil campuses. Nikki is also unit lead for a number of undergraduate academic units. She is now the programme lead for the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme. Nikki is passionate about both higher and nurse education and in particular student centred pedagogical practice and the purpose of higher education. Nikki also has an interest in the concept of wellbeing, humanisation, the development of undergraduate students meta-cognitive skills and the facilitation of independent learning skills based on a social constructionist approach...



PhD thesis: The emotional journey of self-managed independent learning by adult nursing students: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) approach. Supervisory team: Professor Elizabeth Rosser, Dr Helen Farasat (now retired) and Dr Liz Norton.

Journal Articles


  • Glendening, N. and Carter, S., 2013. Psychological perspectives of vulnerability. In: Heaslip, V. and Ryden, J., ed. Understanding vulnerability: A nursing and healthcare approach.. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 132-153.


  • Glendening, N. and Cooper, K., 2017. ‘Mobile phone addiction and multi-tasking: Should we ban mobile phones in the classroom?”’. In: NET Conference 2017 5-6 September 2017 University of Cambridge.
  • Glendening, N., 2017. Understanding the experience of independent learning by student nurses: Giving up our love affair with Knowles and adopting a more social constructionist approach to enable a more student centred pedagogy. In: Higher Education Academy's (2017) Annual Conference: Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotligh 4-6 July 2017 University of Manchester.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
  • My Health and Wellbeing
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Humanising Nursing Care
  • Knowledge for Practice units
  • Academic Advisor
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing: Programme Lead

External Responsibilities

  • University of Greenwich, External Examiner (2021-2025)
  • Liverpool John Moores University, External Examination (2016-2020)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Mentorship (PG Certificate programme), Post graduate mentorship team
  • Member, Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group
  • Programme lead, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Outreach work to help promote a career in nursing as well as confidence in applying for a higher education programme

Conference Presentations

  • Wessex Public health Conference - making the Case for Investment in Prevention, A local initiative to promote the initiation of health conversation skills in student nurses, 22 Mar 2018, Soutrhampton University
  • Population Health and Prevention Conference, Embedding Ever Contact Counts (MECC) within a Nursing UG Programme, 07 Mar 2018, Leeds
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) NET Conference, Mobile phone addiction and multi-tasking: Should we ban mobile phones in the classroom?, 05 Sep 2017, University of Cambridge
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference 2017, Understanding the experience of independent learning by student nurses: Giving up our love affair with Knowles and adopting a more social constructionist and student centred approach, 04 Jul 2017, University of Manchester
  • Mentorship (Bournemouth University), Facilitating and enhancing student resilience: What can mentors and academics do?, 01 Jan 2014, Key note speaker
  • Mentorship (Bournemouth University), Can empathy be taught to nursing students?, 01 Jan 2011, Key note speaker
  • Mentorship (Bournemouth University), Managing conflict through effective relationships, 01 Jan 2010, Key note speaker


  • Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction in PG Diploma with Distinction (Bournemouth University, 2001)
  • BSc (Hons) Community Nursing in Community Nursing (First Class) (Southampton University, 1998)
  • Certificate in Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate (City and Guilds, 1995)
  • Diploma with Distinction in Professional Studies in Nursing (Bournemouth University, 1993)
  • Professional Nursing in Teaching and Assessing Clinical Practice (English National Board (now Nursing and Midwifery Council), 1993)


  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) (Higher Education Academy, 2016)
  • "You're Brilliant" Gold Award for most outstanding nominations within the university (Bournemouth University Student Unions (SUBU), 2012)
  • "You're Brilliant" Silver Award for most outstaning student nominations in the university school (Bournemouth University Student Union (SUBU), 2012)
  • Richard Newitt Prize (BSc CommunityNursing) awarded for obtaining the best performance in summer written examinations (Southampton University, 1998)


  • Qualitative Research Group (Bournemout University), Associate (2016-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member (2010-),
  • Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA), Associate (2000-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member (1998-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse (1987-),