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Carol Hall

Director Undergraduate Education, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I am currently Director of undergraduate education and course director for pre-registration studies (Nursing) in the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham. My work includes working with a team of course leads to ensure effective implementation of the Bachelor in Nursing, the Undergraduate Masters in Nursing Science and the Graduate Entry Masters in Nursing, Bsc Physiotherapy, Bsc Sports Rehabilitation courses and Bachelor Level Midwifery programmes.

I contribute to learning and teaching as a member of the child health nursing team within the School of Health Sciences, focussing upon the development of leadership and wider policy contexts as well as the application of nursing theory, and practice. I support the delivery of education for pre-registration nurses who are planning to participate in elective placements within their study programmes.

ln addition to working with pre-registration students, I support students studying to achieve Masters and PhD qualifications in nursing. My particular areas of expertise lie within nursing education and leadership, children and young peoples nursing and international studies using mixed or qualitative methodologies. My PhD and post doctoral work has related to the development of skills for children's nursing practice, specifically, the consideration of confidence and competence in medicines administration practices, a topic which has global resonance for teaching and learning. Latterly, this has developed into a wider consideration of the contextual development of skills and knowledge for nursing, focusing on the development of inspirational education within a policy context.

Expertise Summary

My expertise relates to inspirational and appreciative teaching and learning methods, policy modernisation for the support of professional nursing education and leadership in the development of International faculty. I have worked internationally and nationally to review and accredit quality programmes for nursing, both in pre-registration/undergraduate studies and at higher education levels including MSc and Phd. I represent the Division of Nursing on the School of Health Sciences International Committee.

I contribute regularly as a member of expert working groups groups advising around the impact of European and International nursing education, and this has included working for a number of years with the policy and international department in the Royal College of Nursing and with The Council of Deans for Health in the UK. I am currently Chair of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education Forum and an executive council member of the European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE). I represent FINE on activities relating to European Directive EC/36/2005 and EU/55/2013 and the impact in nursing education. I have contributed reports to the European Commission relating to the position of FINE in respect of these directives. I established a FINE collaboration in the UK in 2008 with a colleague and now lead this group of international coordinators from around 20 UK universities who meet biannually within the UK. I represent FINE Members in the UK on the National Nursing and Midwifery Europe Stakeholders Group which includes national participants with an interest in the development of nursing and midwifery in the context of EU policy and law.

I was appointed as a Member of the International Advisory committee with the Guang Hua Nursing Foundation in China in 2011 in recognition of work undertaken with them in bridging knowledge of nursing education in the EU and in China. I have advised on curriculum and curriculum quality nationally and internationally with extensive experience in Kenya, UAE .Portugal and Lithuania.

Teaching Summary

Director Pre-registration Studies (Nursing) Child Health Module Convenor for third year MNSci Elective module and Lead for Outgoing students within the Division of Nursing Module Leader… read more

Research Summary

PHExcel

http://phexcel.eurashe/

I am project lead in the University of Nottingham and we are working to represent The Federation of Nurse Educators in contributing to this major European funded project. My work and egagment with FINE enables the participation of The University of Nottingham and the voice of nursing to be included in this consideration about how to establish and determine and measure excellence in professional higher education.

PHExcel aims to support professional higher education (PHE) institutions across Europe to improve their PHE performance. It plans to achieve this by providing them with a Quality Framework that defines best practice in the professional (as compared to academic) elements of their processes.

Objectives

The proposal derives from the strategic consultations held within EURASHE and its membership, which identify that there is no instrument for measuring, benchmarking or assessing the PHE performance, depriving the sector of a critical method for conducting self-improvement. The project also addresses the need to:

  • Extend (not replace) current QA approaches, to serve the particular aims and objectives of PHE
  • Provide for a structured methodology for peer feedback and review
  • Develop a firm root concept of PHE Excellence
  • Address these, without overt increases in administration or replication

In short, the project envisages to:

  • Define the concept of 'PHE Excellence', in terms of a set of quality characteristics of PHE processes, expressed by descriptors and measured by indicators
  • Create a methodology for quality review, validate it by live testing and improve it through extensive public consultation
  • Identify the best way to sustainably deploy a Quality Framework for PHE excellence by analysing the feasibility of providing the Quality Framework in the form of a label.

It is anticipated that HEIs deploying the Quality Framework, will be able to more effectively iterate and innovate their professionally oriented processes by identifying avenues for improvement through best practice sharing by means of peer review and setting of measurable performance benchmarks with respect to their professional processes. This will bring them ever-closer to true PHE Excellence.

Partnership

The PHExcel partnership consists of 7 partners from across Europe, namely:

Recent Publications

  • ALRIMAWI I, WATSON M C and HALL C, 2015. Prevention of unintentional injuries at home in children younger than 5 years in Ramallah District: a case study approach The Lancet. (In Press.)
  • DELVES-YATES C, ELCOCK K, EVERETT F, HALL C, JENKINS R, NORTHWAY R, TRENOWETH S and WRIGHT W, eds., 2015. Essentials of Nursing Practice 1. Sage.
  • DELVES-YATES C, ELCOCK K, HALL C, NORTHWAY R and TRENOWETH S, 2015. What is nursing and what is a nurse?. In: Essentials of Nursing Practice Sage.
  • HALL C, 2015. Introduction to Nursing Theory. In: Essentials of Nursing Practice Sage.

Director- Master in Nursing Science (Hons) Course

Other Responsibilities

  • Chair of the MNSci coordinating group
  • Member Exam boards and progress groups
  • Member IPL Development Group
  • Member School Pre-registration courses Committee
  • Member School Assessment Quality group
  • Member divisional pre-registration management committee
  • Member Graduate Nurse Curriculum Development Group
  • Personal Tutor
  • Supervisor for MNSci and MAN Dissertations
  • Supervisor for PhD projects (Child Health, Nursing Education)
  • Member of Child Acute Plt at Nottingham
  • Member Maths in Nursing Support Group
  • Member of Child Curriculum Advisory Group
  • Member School International strategy Group
  • Project Lead TRaNSforM project
  • Facilitator China Short courses
  • Director Pre-registration Studies (Nursing)
  • Child Health
  • Module Convenor for third year MNSci Elective module and Lead for Outgoing students within the Division of Nursing
  • Module Leader 4th year MNsci Leadership and contemporary issues in child health module
  • Nursing theory and practice
  • Play workshop for 3rd yr MNSci and 2nd yr Child branch.
  • Numeracy support for all students.
  • Medicines administration practice
  • Critical thinking and writing

Past Research

TRaNSforM - Training requirements and nursing skills for mobility

Leonardo Partnership Project 2010 -2012

Partners

PI Hall C, Brown M, Roberts M; The University of Nottingham, UK Dhaeze M, Labeau S, High School Ghent University of Applied Sciences Belgium, McManus E, McSharry E; St Angela's College Sligo Ireland; Bergmann-Tyacke I Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences Germany, Reis-Santos M ESEP Portugal Mikkele University of Applied Sciences Finland; Mete S Dokuz Eylul University Turkey.

This project aims to address the need to establish deep learning, skills and understanding around the impact of a mobile and global health community, for nursing and healthcare personnel.

Currently, new students in nursing are able to access an increasing array of opportunities within basic curricular which enable them to appreciate international mobility and health. In increasing number of cases they can also participate in international or cultural exchange. However, enlargement of these opportunities is comparatively recent and for many existing nurses the opportunity to develop basic and essential knowledge and skills was limited in their pre-registration education.

This is recognised in existing literature and attempts have been made to develop healthcare staff using tailored study days and international modules. However these have met with limited success, due to heavy workloads and staff failing to prioritise International issues as an prime concern within the many competing skills required in their nursing care.

The TRaNSforM project seeks to work with partners in practice, and universities as well as work based learning students undertaking post registration modules, to develop a skills escalator framework which can be used to enable learners and module developers to assess skills and learning requirements both personally and within existing courses.

The project has two key elements - The process of the development of the escalator framework - which should offer opportunities to staff and students and partners in sharing with other countries in the partnership and enhancing their own learning.

The outcome development of a cross national framework which can be used and transferred across settings.

140,000 Euro Funding awarded from EU Lifelong Learning Programme 2008-2013 Leonardo Partnership Programme.

Supporting Functional Numeracy skills for clinical practice 2004-2007

Future Research

Enhancing Practice Placement Opportunities for Student Nurses through the development and Pilot of a National Exchange Partnership Agreement (The NEPA Project)

The aim of this project is to establish a National Exchange Partnership Agreement (NEPA) for nursing students to undertake placement exchange between collaborating NHS facilities and Universities. The NEPA will offer best practice in pedagogical support for nursing students while facilitating flexible opportunities to explore different cultural and practical nursing care environments around the UK. Outputs will enable a blueprint for a robust reciprocal system for placement negotiation. Students involved within the project will contribute with teachers and practice mentors towards developing, using and evaluating the framework and supportive materials. The NEPA framework will be evaluated for impact and sustainability.

£51, 714 Higher Education Academy funding was applied for in February 2013, with 51,750 matched funding agreed in principle from the University of Nottingham.

Total applied for £103, 464.

Partners

PI Hall C The University of Nottingham, Brick N, Canterbury Christ Church University, Alderton J University of Brighton, McClennan A Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

  • ALRIMAWI I, WATSON M C and HALL C, 2015. Prevention of unintentional injuries at home in children younger than 5 years in Ramallah District: a case study approach The Lancet. (In Press.)
  • DELVES-YATES C, ELCOCK K, EVERETT F, HALL C, JENKINS R, NORTHWAY R, TRENOWETH S and WRIGHT W, eds., 2015. Essentials of Nursing Practice 1. Sage.
  • DELVES-YATES C, ELCOCK K, HALL C, NORTHWAY R and TRENOWETH S, 2015. What is nursing and what is a nurse?. In: Essentials of Nursing Practice Sage.
  • HALL C, 2015. Introduction to Nursing Theory. In: Essentials of Nursing Practice Sage.
  • HALL C, 2015. Medicines Administration. In: Essentials of Nursing Practice Sage.
  • HALL C and DELVES-YATES C, 2015. Medicines Administration. In: Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses Sage.
  • HALL C, WHITCOMB K, YODER-WISE P and GOBBI M, eds., 2015. Handbook of Nursing Education Sage. (In Press.)
  • PHEXCEL CONSORTIUM, 2015. Principles and Guidelines for Assessing and Recognising PHE Excellence
  • HALL C and RITCHIE D, eds., 2015. What is Nursing - Exploring Theory and Practice 4th Edition. (In Press.)
  • DURY C, HALL C, DANAN, JL, MONDOUX, J, COSTA, MA, AGUIAR BARBIERI-FIGUEIREDO, M and DEBOUT, C, 2014. Specialist Nurse in Europe: Education, Regulation and Role (INR-2014-0027) International Nursing Review. 61(4), 454-458
  • PHEXCEL CONSORTIUM, 2014. Briefing Paper on Excellence PHExcel Consortium.
  • 2014. PHExcel Mid Term Report PHExcel Partnership.
  • 2014. Principles and Guidelines for Assessing and Recognising PHE Excellence PHExcel Consortium. (978-99957-843-0-0)
  • HALL C and RITCHIE, eds., 2013. What is Nursing: Exploring Theory and Practice 3rd. Sage Ltd.
  • MASA'DEH, R, COLLIER, J, HALL C and FADWA A, 2013. Predictors of Stress of Parents of a Child with Cancer: A Jordanian Perspective Global Journal of Health Science. 5(6), 81
  • HALL C, 2013. Ten Tips for Successful Essay Writing Nursing Standard Student Magazine. 1
  • MASA'DEH, R, COLLIER, J and HALL, C, 2012. Parental stress when caring for a child with cancer in Jordan: a cross-sectional survey Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 10(88),
  • HALL C, BROWN M, ROBERTS M, FECOWYCZ A, DHAEZE M, RIES-SANTOS M, BERGMANN-TYACKE I, JOUPPILA-KUPINIAINEN E and MCMANUS E, 2012. Training requirements and nursing skills for Mobility - the Transform project Available at: <http://www.transformnursing.eu/transform/home.aspx>
  • HALL C and RITCHIE D, eds., 2011. What is Nursing Second Edition. Learning Matters.
  • COSTA M A and HALL C, 2011. Response to the Consultation Paper by DG Internal Market and Services on the Professional Qualification Directive ) European Federation of Nurse Educators. Available at: <http://www.fine-europe.eu/Directive/FINE_Response_to_the_Consultation_Paper_on_the_Professional_Qualifications_directive.pdf>
  • COSTA M A and HALL C, 2011. Response to the Green Paper ’Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive EU Commission DG Internal Market and Services on the Professional Qualification Directive European Federation of Nurse Educators. Available at: <http://www.fine-europe.eu/Directive/FINE_Response_Green_Paper_PQF.pdf>
  • HALL C, 2011. Implementing the Bologna Process in Nursing Education in the Context of Directive 2005/36/EC Journal of the European Higher Education Area. 3, 3.3-5
  • HUTTON B M, COBEN D, HALL C, ROWE D, SABIN M, WEEKS K and WOOLLEY N, 2010. Numeracy for nursing – creating a benchmark.: Report of a pilot study to compare outcomes of two medications dosage assessment methods using simulated reality Nurse Education Today.. 30(7), 608-614
  • HALL C, 2010. Calculated to succeed Nursing Standard. 24(30), 69
  • HALL C, COBEN D, HUTTON B M, ROWE D, SABIN M, WEEKS K and WOOLLEY N, 2010. Arithmetique et soins infirmier La Revue Soins. 746,
  • 2010. COBEN D, HALL C, HUTTON B M, ROWE D, SABIN M, WEEKS K and WOOLLEY N, (NES project TeamBenchmark assessment of numeracy for nursing: Medication dosage calculation at point of registration: Project website http://www.nursingnumeracy.info/
  • HALL C, 2009. Medicines Administration for children. In: GLASPER E.A , AYLOTT M, BATTRICK, ed., Wessex Manual-'Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People Hodder Arnold. (In Press.)
  • MALLIK M, HALL C and HOWARD D, eds., 2009. Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making Third Edition.
  • HALL C and RITCHIE D, 2009. What is Nursing First Edition. Learning Matters.
  • HALL C, 2009. Medicines. In: MALLIK M, HALL C and HOWARD D, eds., Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making
  • COSTA M A and HALL C, 2009. Response to the Green Paper on The European Workforce for Health EU Commission. Available at: <http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_systems/docs/fine_en.pdf>
  • HALL C,, 2008. The Bologna Process Journal of Children and Young People’s Nursing. 2(2), 94
  • COBEN D, HALL C, HUTTON B M, SABIN M, WEEKS K, WOOLLEY N and ROWE D, 2008. Numeracy for nursing: The case for a benchmark In: Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics – A Research Forum (ALM),.
  • HALL C, 2007. A Study to Evaluate First Year Student Nurses Use of a National Numeracy Resource to Develop Key Skills for Nursing Practice - A Summary. In: Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre: Mini Projects 2001-2007 Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice. 33
  • HALL C and JONES C, 2007. Commonly used medicines. In: GLASPER A, MCEWING G and RICHARDSON J, eds., Oxford Handbook of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Oxford University Press. 856
  • HALL C and JONES C, 2007. Administration of controlled drugs. In: Oxford Handbook of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Oxford University Press. 1005
  • JONES C, 2007. Calculating Medicines. In: Oxford Handbook of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Oxford University Press. 858
  • JONES C, 2007. Medication Calculations. In: GLASPER E A and MCEWING G, eds., Oxford Handbook of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing 1005
  • HALL C, HILTON D, JONES C, CAHILL J, GALLAGHER K and JOWETT C, 2007. Numeracy Development within NHS Scotland and within Health-Related Education Programmes in Scotland’s Colleges and Higher Education Institutions: Final Report to NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
  • THOMPSON L and HALL C, 2007. Student Nurses Experiences of End of Life Education Journal of Children and Young Peoples Nursing. 1(5),
  • HUTCHINSON E and HALL C, 2007. A phenomenological exploration of the patient learning experiences of 16–19-year-old women accessing a young people’s rheumatology service in the UK Journal of Research in Nursing. 12(5), 517-533
  • HALL C, JONES C, DAVIES S and MCDIARMID I, 2005. A Study to Evaluate First Year Student Nurses use of a National Numeracy Resource Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice.
  • MALLIK M and HALL C, eds., 2004. Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making Second Edition. Bailliere Tindall.
  • HALL C, 2004. Medicines. In: MALLIK M, HALL C and HOWARD D, eds., Nursing Knowledge and Practice: Foundations for Decision Making
  • HALL, C, 2002. An Evaluation Of Nurse Preparation And Practice In Administering Medicine To Children
  • WEAVER,C. and HALL,C, 1998. Environmental Safety. In: MALLICK, M., HALL, C., HOWARD, D and MALLIK M, eds., Nursing knowledge and practice; A decision-making approach 1st. Baillière Tindall. 3-33
  • MALLIK M and HALL C, eds., 1998. Nursing Knowledge and Practice: A Decision Making Approach First Edition. Bailliere Tindall.
  • HALL C, 1998. Medicines. In: MALLIK M and HALL C, eds., Nursing Knowledge and Practice: A Decision Making Approach
  • FRASER,D.M., MALLIK,M.A., COOPER,M.A., ASTON,L.S., NARAYANASAMY,A. and HALL,C.A, 1997. The Role of the Teacher / Lecturer in Practice: Results of a Collaborative Case Study Investigation in Midwifery and all Fields of Nursing. In: Advancing Research Conference Proceedings. 6
  • HALL C and REET M, 1. Enhancing The State Of Play In Children's Nursing. Journal Of Child Health Care : For Professionals Working With Children In The Hospital And Community. 4(2), 49-54

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