Nathalie Turville

Senior Lecturer - Child Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Email:
Nathalie.turville@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 331 7187

Nathalie completed a five-year combined degree (BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy / RGN) at Southampton University and Portsmouth District School of Nursing. Her first staff nurse post was in Adult and Paediatric Burns and Plastics at Birmingham Accident Hospital.

She completed the Registered Sick Children’s Nurse course in Bristol and returned to Birmingham to work at the Children’s Hospital starting in neonatal cardiology and then neonatal surgery. Nathalie had always been interested in the teaching and support of student nurses and newly qualified staff nurses, so she found that the newly developed post of Teacher Practitioner (now called Practice Placement Manager) at the hospital was ideal.

The aim of this innovative and exciting post was to ensure that all student nurses in the hospital had the best clinical experiences possible. The success of the post led to its introduction across the West Midlands. The post involved close liaison with the local universities and as a result of the strong links and effective working relationships she joined Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer.

Since being here, Nathalie has been a Branch Leader, Deputy Programme Director and Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Nursing RN programme. She is now coordinating the first child module on the programme which she enjoys as it lays the foundations for caring for the child and family in all settings.

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