Nicola Pennington

Lecturer – Advanced Practice ( Health and Social Care)

  • Mary Seacole MS 2.09
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I am a qualified registered nurse and have worked in Trauma and orthopaedics for twenty years. I qualified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2012.

I have been involved in a number of projects and was the project facilitator for the implementation of the four hour target in ED. I was involved in the development of a surgical assessment unit to help reduce waiting times.

I have developed a service for patients admitted to District General Hospitals who have established spinal cord injury. The team provides specialist care whilst supporting nurses to meet their patient’s individual needs. We won the Nursing Times award in 2014 for continence care.


I hold a post compulsory and education certificate and was a practice educator in orthopaedics for seven years and supported both student and registered nurses.

I developed orthopaedic competencies based on the RCN competency framework and provided in house training on caring for the patient with traumatic / spinal injuries.

Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Science (Health and Social care), University of Salford, 2012

Non-Medical Prescribing, University of Salford, 2013

Diploma in Nursing, University of Manchester, 2011

Post Compulsory Education and Training certificate, 2006

Registered General Nurse, 1993