Trudi Neenan
Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Profile

Biography

Following her nurse training in Cambridgeshire, Trudi worked in in a variety of nursing roles in Surgery, Medicine, A&E, ICU, Industry, Prison and Research. Since joining the Department in 2003, she has held a number of teaching and support roles.

Trudi has a strong interest in student support, supervision and mentorship; her MA research examined the assessment of students in practice in third year. She has undertaken supplementary study to support students who experience medication calculation problems. She has also devised an aid to medication calculation, on trial by students currently.

Trudi is also committed to widening participation and valuing mature entrants to programmes of study.

Clinical interests included Surgery (GI & Vascular), pain management, ethics, accountability and communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB 100
  • ENB 998
  • BA (Hons) Critical Care
  • Cert Ed
  • MA in Education (by Research)
  • C&G 9484 Certificate in adult numeracy support

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
  • Programme lead for Mentor Preparation Programme

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Co-operative learning groups
  • Theory-practice integration
  • Fundamental communication skills
  • Communication in adult nursing practice
  • The accountable practitioner
  • Safety and quality in nursing practice 1&2
  • Contributor to practice modules

Research

Overview

  • MA Research Examined the assessment of third year student nurses in practice and why mentors are reluctant to fail them at this stage.

Publications

Full publications list

  • Neenan T. 1999. A hole lot more. Nursing Times 95 (2): 30-31. Jan 13th. 
  • Neenan T. 1997. Advanced practitioners: the hidden agenda. Intensive and Critical care Nursing 13 (2): 80-86. April.

External activities

Memberships

Invited talks and conferences

  • 2010 RCN Education Conference - Failing Students in Practice: Why don’t we? Presentation of findings from MA research undertaken for MA, in which mentors’ views of problems assessing of student nurses were explored.
  • 2012 RCN Education Conference - Introducing a Medication Calculation Aid for Nurses. An aid, recently devised by adapting the pain score ruler principle is currently being trialled by students in this department. 

Contact details

Mrs Trudi Neenan
Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1694)