Jonah Benjamin Bateson
Jonah joined the Royal Navy in September 2015 and after completing basic training, began his Adult Nursing degree with his Navy, Army, Air Force and civilian colleagues at Birmingham City University. This involved remaining ‘military fit’, taking part in training exercises and additional duties throughout the three-year course. In 2018, he completed his degree with First-Class Honours, writing his dissertation on the impact of mindfulness therapies on the mental health of nurses.
In 2019, Jonah was posted to Portsmouth to start a Preceptorship programme at the Queen Alexandra Hospital. There, he worked on surgical and medical wards, as well as the hospital’s Emergency Department at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon promotion, Jonah completed the Royal Navy’s Leading Rates Leadership Course, where he learned how to lead teams under pressure and how to lead training, gaining the DTTT (Defence – Train the Trainer) qualification upon completion.
In 2020, Jonah was posted to Bahrain to support the Naval Support Facility to help with the management of over two-hundred service personnel to screen and protect against COVID-19, at a time when Bahrain had the second highest infection rate in the world. Upon return from Bahrain, Jonah worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Ward 412, looking after civilian and military patients as both a Staff Nurse and a Duty Trauma Nurse, respectively.
After leaving the Royal Navy in March 2022, Jonah joined the Pre-Qualifying team at BCU to teach on the Trainee Nursing Associate apprenticeship programme. Jonah teaches on Person and Family Centred Approaches to Care (TNA4002) and Advancing Clinical Skills, Knowledge and Leadership in Healthcare (TNA5001).