Mr Henry Ardern

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Clinical Skills Teacher (Simulation)


Having qualified as a nurse in 2014 the majority of my career so far, has been in acute practice. I started in an acute medical unit and then, after two years, I moved to a large critical care unit. I then spent the following 7 years working in various critical care units across Greater Manchester. Whilst in my final critical care nursing role I became a link nurse for simulation training. In this role I organised, wrote and facilitated simulation scenarios to aid the teaching of medical and nursing staff. I very much enjoyed this role and when a job posting for a simulation specialist nurse I applied and got the job. In my role as a simulation practice trainer I helped to organise a facilitate simulation across the hospital in which I was based as well as expanding my departments remit. By the rime I had left this role, simulation had become part of the in hospital nursing education programme as well as being a tool used to react to clinical incidents. Furthermore I also helped to facilitate and run nationally accredited courses as well as continuing to facilitate medical education throughout my tenure. When I saw my current role advertised I applied upon the advice of a friend, who also works in the university. The experience I have gained since starting at the university has been revelatory and I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the university as my role within it as my tenure continues.

Areas of Research

-Critical care
-Cardiac care
-Staff well being


I am currently teaching simulation and clinical skills to all nursing cohorts within the University of Salford.
I look forward to starting my teaching qualifications once my academic probation has concluded.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Critical Care nursing

    2018 - 2019
  • Adult Nursing

    2011 - 2014