Josep Ortiz Beltran

Lecturer In Adult Nursing

Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

I graduated in Spain in 2014. My background is Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, where I started as a RGN in 2014. I worked on the unit for 7 years, completing my PgCert in Critical Care during this time. I got promoted to a senior position, being appointed Junior Charge Nurse in 2021. After being in the post for 6 moths I got offered a Clinical Practice Teaching Fellow position at Keele University, where I got to be involved in healthcare simulation design and delivery. Teaching has been my main interest and focus since, although I remain clinical working on my previous unit on a regular basis.

Professional memberships and activities

Registered with the NMC

Academic qualifications

  • Nursing Degree with mention in Geriatric Nursing, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care Practice, Keele University.


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Nursing Care
  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lung Anatomy and Physiology
  • Haemodynamic monitoring and support
  • Invasive and Non-Invasive ventilation
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Research interests

  • Respiratory weaning
  • Healthcare Education through Simulation
  • Cardiothoracic Nursing Care


  • Adult Nursing
  • Nursing Simulation
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021