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I trained as a Registered General Nurse at Dewsbury School of Nursing 1986-1989 and continued to work at Dewsbury District Hospital until September 2002. My main clinical background was Accident and Emergency where I held several different posts including Charge Nurse and Practice Development Nurse. I also worked in Intensive Care / Coronary Care as a Staff Nurse. Before teaching full time in September 2002 I worked as a Lecturer Practitioner for almost 3 years spending half of my time in the Accident and Emergency Department and half of my time as a Lecturer here at the University of Huddersfield .
I am married to Janet a District Nurse and have a daughter Amy who was born in 1998. Unfortunately Janet claims to be a sport widow as I enjoy as much as I can of all kinds of sport including golf, running, fishing, football and skiing. My wife is into endurance sports - shopping! I also enjoy painting (I once went to Art College), and walking on the beaches of Northumbria with Janet & Amy.
Teach across both pre- and post-registration nursing programmes, particularly acute and critical care.
Post Registration Coronary Care and Intensive Care Nursing Courses Skills Lab Development and Teaching
Link Teacher, Examinations Officer for Adult and Children’s Nursing, Admissions Tutor, Member of School Board and Critical Care Course Committee, Skills Lab Committee.
In addition to acute illness and trauma management I am particularly interested in the development of education strategies and the quality of the student learning experience. Over the last eight years I have made a significant contribution to the development of utilising simulated learning within healthcare education at the University of Huddersfield and this has become a major focus of my research and scholarship activities.
I am currently studying for a PhD by portfolio - “Student nurses participation in simulation – a study utilising grounded theory to explore simulation as a learning strategy in an undergraduate nursing curriculum.”
Bland, A., Topping, A. and Wood, B. (2011) ‘A concept analysis of simulation as a learning strategy in the education of undergraduate nursing students’ Nurse Education Today , 31 (7), pp. 664-670. ISSN 0260-6917
Bland, A (2011) ‘What can we learn from a concpet analysis of simulation for our students at Huddersfield?’. In: Teaching and learning conference, June 2011, University of Huddersfield
Bland, A (2011) ‘A concept analysis of simulation as a learning strategy’. In: HPSN annual conference, 22-24th February 2011, Florida USA
Bland, A (2010) ‘Simulation and its application in an undergraduate nursing curriculum’. In: HPSN UK conference, 9-10th June 2010, University of Huddersfield
Bland, A (2010) ‘A concept analysis of simulation as a learning strategy’. In: NETNEP 2010 3rd international nurse education conference, 13th April 2010, Sydney Australia
Bland, A (2009) ‘Using iSTAN to re-write the assessment rule book for UK nurse education’. In: 13th annual human patient simulation network conference, March 2009, ?
Bland, A (2008) ‘Simulation as a teaching and strategy’. In: International Nursing Research Conference: Facing the Challenge of Health Care Systems in Transition , 30th June - 3rd July 2008, Jerusalem, Israel
Bland, A., Hope, A., Prescott, S., Sutton, A. and Williams, J. (2008) ‘Real simulation’. In: HPSN 08 Conference, 19-20 February 2008, Florida, USA
Bland, A (2006) ‘The use of simulation in the education of student nurses’. In: ISSOTL, 9-12th November 2006, Washington D.C.
Bland, A (2006) ‘Using simulation to prepare students for their qualified role ’ Nursing Times , 102 (22), p. 30. ISSN 0954-7762
Bland, A (2005) ‘Major trauma assessment’. In: Orthopaedic nurses conference, 2005, ?
Bland, A (2004) ‘Evidence based knowledge ’. In: School of teaching and learning conference, 2004, University of Huddersfield
Bland, A (2004) ‘Using simulation and problem based learning’. In: School of teaching and learning conference, 2005, University of Huddersfield
Bland, A (2004) ‘Head injury management’. In: Orthopaedic nurses conference, 2004, ?
Bland, A (2004) ‘Major trauma assessment’. In: Orthopaedic nurses conference, 2004, ?
Bland, A (2003) ‘Trauma a composite speciality’. In: Orthopaedic nurses conference, 2003, ?
Bland, A (2002) ‘Trauma a composite speciality’. In: Territorial army conference, 2002, Sheffield
Bland, A (2001) ‘The role of the lecturer practitioner in emergency nursing’. In: Emergency nurses section 10th anniversary conference, 2001, Hamilton New Zealand
Bland, A (2000) ‘Development of emergency nurse practitioners’. In: Accident & emergency nursing association international conference, 2000, Edinburgh
Bland, A (1997) ‘Developing the emergency nurse practitioner role in accident and emergency: a bottom-up approach’ Accident and Emergency Nursing , 5 (1), pp. 42-47. ISSN 0965-2302
Bland, A (1996) ‘Developing the role of the emergency nurse practitioner : the approach taken by a nursing development unit’ European Nurse , 1 (2), pp. 93-102. ISSN 1358-8621