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Portrait of Mr Stephen Prescott Mr Stephen Prescott

s.f.prescott@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473484



Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing in the Acute Care Division and have worked at the University since August 2005. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1987 having completed my training at Staincliffe General Hospital (now Dewsbury & District Hospital). Shortly after qualifying I got a post as a Staff Nurse on the newly opened Intensive Care Unit at Dewsbury & District Hospital. By 1993, I was working as a Charge Nurse on the ICU/CCU and began working Part Time as a Resuscitation Officer, sharing the responsibilities with a colleague. I continued in these two roles until 1999 when I took on the Resuscitation Officer role full time. I remained in this post until August 2005 when I left to take up my current role with the University.

I teach across the pre and post-registration nursing courses as well as contributing to other health professional courses here at the University. I am route leader for the MSc Health Studies (Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care) course.

I am married with a grown up son and daughter. I play the guitar and lead the worship team at my local church. I enjoy watching most sports, especially football and have been a keen supporter of Huddersfield Town since my dad first took me to a game in 1974 – commitment!

  • Registered Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support Instructor
  • ENB 100: General Intensive Care Course (1992)
  • Member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN)

Qualifications

RGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons) Biosciences and Health, PGCert (Managing in Health and Social Care) MSc (Health Professional Education), FHEA.

Research & Scholarship

  1. I am currently undertaking my Doctor of Education (EdD), the focus of which is on the move to an all graduate entry to nursing. I plan to complete by late 2015.
  2. I am part of an international group, including colleagues from Denmark, Finland and Estonia who successfully applied for EU ‘Transfer of Innovation’ funding and was awarded €250,000 in September 2013. The project, title NESTLED, is producing a framework to prepare educators who utilise simulation based learning in nursing education.
  3. Along with a colleague here at the University, I am investigating the use of intraosseous needles in traumatic and non-traumatic resuscitation.

Areas of research interest include:

  • Pre-registration nursing education
  • The use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy in pre- and post-registration nurse education
  • Resuscitation
  • Acute and critical care nursing

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Bland, A., Prescott, S. and Sutton , A. (2014) ‘NESTLED (Nurse Educator Simulation Based Learning) Project’. In: 8th Annual UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference, 04 and 05 June 2014, University of Chester, UK

Bland, A., Prescott, S. and Sutton , A. (2014) ‘NESTLED (Nurse Educator Simulation Based Learning) Project’. In: 2014 UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference, 4-5th June 2014, University of Chester

2011

Hope, A., Garside, J. and Prescott, S. (2011) ‘Rethinking theory and practice: Pre-registration student nurses experiences of simulation teaching and learning in the acquisition of clinical skills in preparation for practiceNurse Education Today , 31 (7), pp. 711-715. ISSN 0260-6917

Garside, J. and Prescott, S. (2011) ‘Critical Care provision outside the ICU’. In: 5th National Conference on Critical Care 2011, 13th - 15th July 2011, London, UK

2010

Prescott, S., Hope, A. and Garside, J. (2010) ‘Rethinking theory and practice : the acquisition of skills and competence for clinical practice. Part 2 : Assessment strategies used’. In: Registered nurses of Ontario Conference (RNAO), 18th - 20th October 2010, Totonto, Canada

Prescott, S. and Williams, J. (2010) ‘Developing essential nursing DVD’s: A collaborative project ’. In: Registered nurses of Ontario Conference (RNAO), 18th - 20th October 2010, Totonto, Canada

Prescott, S., Hope, A. and Garside, J. (2010) ‘Rethinking theory and practice : the acquisition of skills and competence for clinical practice. Part 1 : Student nurses' experience of simulation in preparation for practice’. In: Registered nurses of Ontario Conference (RNAO), 18th - 20th October 2010, Totonto, Canada

Garside, J., Hope, A. and Prescott, S. (2010) ‘Rethinking theory and practice – The acquisition of skills and competence for clinical practice: Assessment strategies used. Part 2’. In: Human and Health Sciences Research Open Day, 17 March 2010, University of Huddersfield

Prescott, S., Hope, A. and Fish, M. (2010) ‘Developing essential nursing DVD’s: A collaborative project ’. In: Human and Health Sciences Research Open Day, 17 March 2010, University of Huddersfield

Hope, A., Prescott, S. and Garside, J. (2010) ‘Rethinking theory and practice – The acquisition of skills and competence for clinical practice: Student nurses’ experiences. Part 1’. In: Human and Health Sciences Research Open Day, 17 March 2010, University of Huddersfield

Prescott, S., Hope, A. and Garside, J. (2010) ‘Student nurses' experience of simulation in preparation for practice’. In: Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Annual 2010, 02-04 March 2010, Tampa, Florida, USA

2009

Prescott, S. and Garside, J. (2009) ‘An evaluation of simulated clinical practice for adult branch studentsNursing Standard , 23 (22), pp. 35-40. ISSN 0029-6570

Prescott, S (2009) Consultancy work regarding the integration of simulation into a pre-registration curriculum. Author (Unpublished).

2008

Garside, J. and Prescott, S. (2008) ‘Improving the care of acutely ill patients outside ICU settingsNursing Times , 104 (22), pp. 25-26. ISSN 0954-7762

Hope, A. and Prescott, S. (2008) ‘Evaluation of Simulated Practice in Pre-Registration Nursing Curriculum.’. In: School of Human and Health Sciences Research Open Day, 10th March 2008, Huddersfield University, UK

Bland, A., Hope, A., Prescott, S., Sutton, A. and Williams, J. (2008) ‘Real simulation’. In: HPSN 08 Conference, 19-20 February 2008, Florida, USA

2007

Garside, J. and Prescott, S. (2007) ‘The acute illness course’. In: British Association of Critical Care Nurses National Conference, 17 September 2007, Brighton, UK

Garside, J. and Prescott, S. (2007) ‘The acute illness course’. In: Spring Meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine, 26-27 April 2007, Halifax, UK

Esteem

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Journal reviewer

  • Nurse Education Today
  • Nurse Education in Practice

Book/chapter reviewer

  • Routledge Books
  • Wiley Blackwell

Research Degree Supervision

  • Case Study methods
  • Pre-registration nursing education
  • The use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy in pre- and post-registration nurse education
  • Resuscitation
  • Acute and critical care nursing

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor - Adult Nursing
  • Admissions Tutor - MSc Health Studies (Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care)
  • Member of the MSc Course Ethics Panel
  • Member of the School of Human and Health Sciences Technology Committee

Teaching and Professional Activities

I teach across pre-registration and post-registration, under-graduate and post-graduate nursing courses, with particular relation to nursing skills, and acute and critical care. I also contribute to other health professional courses across the University.

I am the Route Leader for MSc Health Studies (Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care). As part of the MSc Health Studies (Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care) I am the Module Leader for:

  • Assessment of the Acutely/Critically Ill Person (HMN2000)
  • Assessment, care and management of acute/critical illness or injury (HMH2020)

I am also the module leader for HMN2006 Nursing Practice 1, a module on the pre-registration MSc Nursing Course.

Contributions to

  • Foundations of Nursing 2 (HFN2001)
  • Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches (HIN2000)
  • Complex Needs and Enhanced Care – Adult (HHN2001)
  • Research 3 (HHG1000)
  • Practice 2 (HMN2012)
  • Practice 3 (HMN2015)
  • Teaching and Learning using Simulation (HMH2006)

Other responsibilities

  • Link Tutor to various wards at Wakefield (Pinderfields) Hospital
  • Basic Life Support Instructor
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