- 01202 967003
- pshepherd at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Senior University Practice Learning Adviser
- Yeovil Campus, 91 Preston Road, BA20 2DN
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As a University Practice Learning Adviser (UPLA), I am able to combine my nursing and lecturer experience to support learning and assessment in practice. The UPLA team are a university based practice education team that support the practice element of healthcare programmes. As the lead for supporting learning and assessment in practice, I have a sound knowledge of the application of professional standards that support effective supervision and assessment in practice.
Alongside contributing to the delivery of the curriculum, I am also a personal tutor and academic assessor for the adult nursing field.
I have recently completed a Health Education England fellowship for the RePAIR project identifying strategies to reduce pre-registration attrition and improve retention in healthcare programmes and early careers.
Following the Fellowship, I am continuing my work on developing a strategy to support speaking up as a professional skill.
My current area of research is with regard to understanding the registered nurse degree experience.
Commenced PhD studies in January 2023 - The Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice Experience
The RNDA experience
- Uren, C. and Shepherd, P., 2016. Valuing the Student Contribution to Practice. Nursing Times, 1-4.
- Shepherd, P. and Uren, C., 2014. Protecting students' supernumerary status. Nursing Times, 110 (20), 18-20.
- Richardson, E., Humphries, B., Fuggle, K., Barber, M., Shepherd, P. and Druce, J., 2001. Student placements in the nursing home setting. Nurs Stand, 16 (13), 39-44.
- Shepherd, P. and Uren, C., 2015. Valuing the student’s contribution. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition 2015 20-22 April 2015 Nottingham. http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/613453/3.2.2-Shepherd.pdf.
- Shepherd, P. and Uren, C., 2014. Time to learn, time to teach. In: NET2014 - International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference 2-4 September 2014 Churchill College, Cambridge.
- Shepherd, P. and Uren, C., 2013. Protect the Student; protect the Patient – supernumerary status. In: Phi Mu Inaugural Conference 20-21 June 2013 Bournemouth University.
- Shepherd, P. and Uren, C., 2012. Mentor Education Provision. In: Royal College of Nursing Fine Conference 3-5 October 2012 Cardiff.
- Shepherd, P., 2011. Promoting competence in supporting learners in practice. In: NET2011 - International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference 6-8 September 2011 Churchill College, Cambridge.
- Shepherd, P., 2007. Contrast, Compare and Prepare – the Journey of the Overseas Nurse. In: The Transcultural Nursing Society Annual Conference 2007 19-21 September 2007 Bournemouth University.
- Shepherd, P., 2022. Appreciating the Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice Experience. In: 14th PGR conference Bournemouth University.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Unit Leader - Learning and Assessing in Practice (post-registration at Levels I, H and M)
- Learning and Assessing in Practice
Profile of Teaching UG
- Contribute to 'Return to Practice - Nursing' unit with both practice placement support and elements of unit delivery
- Within pre-registration, teach on 'Preparation for the RN Role' and 'Preparation for Practice Placement'
- Identifying knowledge for practice
- Academic Adviser
- The University of West London, External Examiner (2014-)
- The Stroke Association, Lay Research Reviewer
- INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND DIVERSITY: THE ROLE OF NURSE LEADERSHIP, Speaking out - a Professional skill, 08 Jul 2022, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
- RCN Centenary Conference 2016, The Mentor's Legacy, 22 Nov 2016, QE 2 Centre
- MA in Health and Social Care Education (Bournemouth University, 2010)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Bournemouth University, 2007)
- BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Bournemouth University, 2003)
- Diploma in Nursing Studies (Plymouth University, 2000)
- Registered Nurse in Nursing (Lovelock Jones Nurse Education Centre, High Wycombe, 1986)
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse - Adult, and Teacher (1986-),
- Higher Education Academy, Fellow,
- Royal College of Nursing, Member,