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School of Health and Society

Joyce Smith

Lecturer in Adult Nursing


Since qualifying as a registered nurse my clinical career has been within the Adult Intensive Care Unit. The importance of recognising and responding to acutely ill patients, intensive care nursing and the support student nurses receive in the clinical learning environment has both informed and influenced my research interests.  In 2006 I entered nurse education, I am the Acute Illness Management (AIM) Champion for the University and in 2009 I introduced, organised and continue to facilitate the Greater Manchester Critical Care Skills Institute Course for third year student nurses.


Pre-Registration Nursing Programme

Post Qualifying  Nursing Programme

Post Graduate Nursing Programme

Pre- registration – post graduate High Fidelity Simulation.

Research Interests

Recognising and Responding to Acutely Ill Patients

Intensive Care Nursing


Qualifications and Memberships

        Enrolled Nurse (G) and Registered General Nurse (RGN)

2007 MSc in Practice Development. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

2004 Advanced Diploma of Continuing Professional Development with qualification as a Practice Educator recognised and registered on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register

2001- 2003.Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further, Higher and Adult Education) Bolton University

1998- 2001 BSc (Hons) 2-1 Adult Nursing incorporating the ENB Higher Award Salford University, Salford, Manchester

ENB 100 General Intensive Care Nursing Salford University, ENB 998 Course in Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice, ENB N31 Management Development for Clinical Staff.ENB N41 Critical Care Nursing.

1996 -1998 Diploma in Nursing Studies. Salford University,


  • Royal College of Nursing.
  • British Association of Critical Care Nursing (BACCN)
  • North West Mentoring Scheme
  • North West Simulation Group


2003. Organ Donation: what can we learn from North America? Nursing in Critical Care

2006- Use of Study days to develop the healthcare assistant role. Nursing Times.

2010- An investigation into the role of associate mentors

2011 Vital Signs for Nurses an introduction to clinical observations. Blackwell –Wiley 

2013 Nursing: Decision Making for Practice. Open University Press