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Jessica Powell
Lecturer in Adult Nursing



Jessica qualified as a nurse in 1999 from Leeds University and completed her BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice at York in 2007. She has had a variety of clinical positions in cardiothoracics, coronary care and cardiac rehabilitation before joining the Department of Health Sciences as a lecturer in 2009. She completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, became a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) teacher and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  In 2017 she was awarded the YUSU University of York Supervisor of the Year award.

Jessica is the lead for the adult nursing field of practice for the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme. She maintains a keen interest in adult resuscitation and oversees basic life support training for all nursing undergraduates. This complements her role as clinical lead for first aid. Jessica is heavily involved with the integration of post-registration paramedic students in to the department and teaches across a variety of undergraduate pre and post registration modules and programmes.

Other areas of interest include simulation in education, clinical skills teaching, electrophysiology, communications skills and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. 


  • DipHE (Nursing)
  • NMC Teacher
  • BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice
  • Advanced Life Support Provider/Instructor

Departmental roles

  • Adult field of practice lead
  • Member of the Nursing Programmes Committee
  • Lead for basic life support
  • Member of the Undergraduate Academic Support steering group
  • Curriculum development working group
  • Curriculum development - simulation sub-group
  • Clinical lead for first aid
  • Member of the SSPRD quality group
  • Peer Support for Teaching



  • Communication in adult nursing practice - module leader
  • Nursing Practice experience 6 - module leader
  • Fundamental communication skills
  • Safety in adult nursing course
  • Acute and complex adult care
  • Nursing practice experience modules (1 and 2)
  • Co-operative learning group facilitator
  • Service improvement projects supervisor
  • Basic life support and mandatory training
  • First aid
  • Nursing associate programme
  • Foundation degree


  • ECG Interpretation
  • Acute Illness Recognition Assessment (AIRA) study days
  • ECG Interpretation study days
  • Care of the Acutely Ill Adult
  • Community nursing study days
  • Training for transport/Training for transport in cardiovascular care study days
  • First aid

External activities


Invited talks and conferences

  • O’Reilly, S. Redfern, S. Powell, J. and Batley,K (2017) All four fields of nursing practice working together in an integrated simulation. Health Education England Y&H Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference – “Show me something new – working together –winning together”, July 2017, Leeds Beckett University.
  • Graham, G. Powell, J and Punton, G. (2016) Ward simulation: Learning consolidation and adding value to examination preparation for third year undergraduate nursing students. Health Education England Y&H Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference – Adding Value. July 2016, Leeds Beckett University.
  • Powell, J. Graham, D. Graham, D. and Punton, G. (2014) Conference Poster: High Fidelity Simulation: It’s more than role play. Teaching and Learning conference, June 2014, The University of York
  • Powell, J. (2014) Conference speech: First Aid for Chemists (using high fidelity simulation). XVII Biannual University Chemical Safety Forum. September 2014, University of Leeds.

Jess Powell

Contact details

Jessica Powell

Tel: 01904 32(1738)


Selected publications

Full publications list

  • Powell, J., Graham, D., O’Reilly, S. and Punton, G., (2016) Acute pulmonary oedema. Nursing Standard, 30(23), pp.51-60.