Life and death: the responsibility of a nurse in the modern world.

This is a Nursing Subject Spotlight with Lisa Hagger & Debbie King from Canterbury Christ Church University. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Nursing.

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In this Subject Spotlight, Lisa Hagger and Debbie King look at nursing in the modern world, exploring how it has evolved and challenging the misconceptions surrounding this profession. Lisa considers the challenges and rewards within nursing today, as well as the many roles and responsibilities you will have as a nurse. Debbie then explores the prevalence of sepsis, and what it can teach us about the importance of rapid responses and evidence-based nursing practice. Finally, you will be set a task to critically evaluate a nursing scenario to pull together all the knowledge you have acquired throughout this Subject Spotlight.

About Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has campuses in Canterbury and Medway offering great locations for studying. One of only a handful of universities to have a campus in a World Heritage Site and with coastline and countryside nearby, the main campus in Canterbury is less than an hour from London by high-speed train. CCCU has invested heavily in facilities with the new multi-million pound STEM building and the creative arts hub providing an innovative learning experience with industry level facilities. Courses at CCCU offer strong routes into careers and employment, from medicine and teaching, to engineering, sport science, computing and games design. In fact, CCCU is 1st in the UK for graduates.

Meet the academics

Lisa Hagger & Debbie King

Lisa Hagger is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care. Lisa has been a lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University since 2018, and teaches on the full time BSc Adult Nursing course, and both the Nursing Associate and Degree Nurse Apprenticeship courses. She is module lead for the Evidence for Nursing care module on both apprenticeship courses and is a personal academic tutor on the BSc course. Lisa’s role also includes leading the recruitment process for the BSc Adult Nursing course, overseeing interviewing and recruitment events. Lisa is still a registered nurse with thirty years experience, having worked predominantly in East Kent in various settings including acute medical wards, district nursing teams, care management and primary care. Debbie King is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care. Debbie has been an Adult Nurse for over 40 years, and trained at the Royal London Hospital where she worked in coronary care and then intensive care. This is where she did her specialist intensive care training and qualifications. After moving to Kent, Debbie worked as a staff nurse in intensive care, working her way up to senior sister. She was a founding member of the critical care outreach team at Maidstone Hospital where she stayed until she moved to the School of Nursing in CCCU. Debbie’s interests remain centred around the clinical sciences and critical and acute care.

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