Clare Mcgroarty

Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I am a lecturer in Adult Nursing working on the Pre-Registration and the Trainee Nursing Associate programmes.

I qualified in 1995 having completed my Diploma in Nursing at De Montfort University. Having spent time working in General Medicine and General Surgery, I went on to work for the National Blood Service (NBS). During this time, I got involved in some National trials, presented at an International Conference, and was a part of establishing one of the first Locality Based Teams within the service. I left in 2007 as one of their Area Lead Nurse’s. It was whilst I was with the NBS, that I completed my Degree in Nursing Studies.

Having left the NBS, I went into the commercial world, working as Clinical Educator/Trainer/Specialist for different companies. These various roles required me to visit hospitals up and down the country working with other professionals such as Operating Department Staff, ITU staff, SCBU staff, A&E staff. This allowed me the opportunity of working within areas that I had never had the fortune to work in during my time in clinical practice. It also afforded me travel overseas, and I was lucky to visit some amazing countries as part of my job. I even got a personal tour guide provided when I visited Egypt.

Whilst I have worked commercially, I have always dipped back into clinical practice, and have gained experience in elective orthopaedics, home parenteral nutrition, and haemodialysis.

I am due to embark on my MSc in Human Factors for Patient Safety in Sept 2021, so will be a similar position of many of our students in that I will be fretting over my time management of studies, worrying about the assignment brief and if I have enough words.

I enjoy seeing the students’ progress and develop in confidence from their first year to qualifying. I find that I learn just as much from them, as they do from me. And they tend to keep me on my toes.

Professional memberships and activities

  • NMC register – Adult Nurse
  • HE Fellow
  • Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare

Academic qualifications

  • PGCHPE (2018) HEA Fellowship status Staffordshire University
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (2004) The university of Manchester
  • RN Dip HE (1995) – De Montfort University

Expertise

My roles as a qualified nurse have been quite general. I do love spending time in our simulation suites with the students. As a school, we have a passion to develop our simulated learning environment, and I am hoping that with the knowledge I gain in my MSc in Human Factors, will be blended into my teaching.

Teaching

I am currently involved in teaching on both our pre-registration modules and the Trainee Nursing Associate modules.

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020