Rebecca Holland

Technical Specialist Nursing & Midwifery

Technical Services

I have a wealth of experience in Health & Social Care over the last 25 years. I have a GNVQ in Health & Social care and a diploma in childcare where I worked as a nursery nurse in a local school.

I decided to incorporate my love for travel and entertaining children within the travel industry and decided to become a Thomson Holiday company Children's Representative. It was from this experience I had working as a holiday representative, and the satisfaction I had gained from serving the public I knew that a nursing career was for me.

I started my nursing career as a Health care assistant on the orthopaedic ward at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where I worked for two years, this then inspired me to commence my nurse training. I studied at Staffordshire University and graduated as an Adult Registered Nurse in 2006.

Since qualifying I have worked as a Staff Nurse at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in the Emergency Department for 14 years and then progressed to nursing Sister in 2016. I decided I wanted to expand on my critical nursing skills and have worked for the last year 2020/21 in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been a very steep learning curve.

My role within the Nursing & Midwifery Technical services is to provide clinical and specialist instruction and facilitate support to staff and students whilst in the clinical skills practice sessions.

Throughout my career I have lots of practice experience learning through simulation-based training and education on Advanced Life support/Trauma courses. which will enable me to utilise my clinical expertise to support the Academics and students as required.

I have been a qualified mentor for 12 years and have always had a passion for teaching and sharing my knowledge. I am looking forward to my role in Technical services, and I am excited to be part of a great team supporting students on their learning journey.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council

Academic qualifications

  • Health & Social Care GNVQ
  • Dip HE Childcare
  • Dip HE Adult General Nursing

Expertise

  • Emergency Nursing & Trauma Care

Teaching

  • Mentorship Course

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020