Gemma Morris

Clinical Nurse Educator

I studied at King’s College London University and qualified as a Children’s Nurse in September 2015. I started out as a Newly Qualified Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital on the Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) and worked there for over three years.

In 2017-2018 I embarked on a year of part time study with London Southbank University where I undertook the Paediatric Intensive Care Course at Master’s Level. The Course enabled me to develop my skills as a Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse but also gave me the opportunity to experience working in both NICU and general PICU settings.

I returned to full time shifts on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit where I then became a ‘Preceptor’. As a ‘Preceptor’, I worked alongside a Newly Qualified Nurse for 3 months where I would support them on their shifts to the point where they became confident and competent to work more autonomously. It was within this role that I realised I had a passion for teaching and I wanted to explore my skills in Training and Education further.

I applied for the Clinical Nurse Educator role at the end of 2018 and I have been working as a Clinical Nurse Educator with Focused Healthcare since February 2019. As a Clinical Nurse Educator, I deliver a variety of clinical training sessions to staff, provide clinical support to them on shift and complete competency assessments in the child/young person’s home.

I love that this role is varied and that no two days are ever the same. I enjoy learning new things and despite being in an ‘Educator’ role, there is always more to learn aiding my own progression and development.

North East London and Essex

BSc Children’s Nursing
Paediatric Intensive Care Course (Level 7)

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