Mrs Alyson Davies
Senior Lecturer
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8588
Room: Office - 165
Ground Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

I am a Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing (CYPN). I am a qualified nurse – RGN, RSCN ,PGCE. I also have degree in Psychology as well as a Master degree in Nursing. I am involved in teaching and supervising the students studying for a pre-registration degree in Children’s Nursing. I also act as a module lead for post registration courses. My teaching extends across a range of courses run by the College of Human and Health Sciences where there is a need for expertise in children and young people’s health and children’s nursing. I also have links with the children’s wards delivering care across ABMU as a link lecturer. I also represent CHHS and the CYP nursing team externally as required on national fora. I have published widely in my areas of interest and have co-edited and contributed to a book on Children and Young People’s Nursing: Children and Young People’s Nursing: Principles for Practice. Davies R. & Davies A. (eds) 2011. Hodder Education.

Publications

  1. & Improving the digital literacy competence of nursing and midwifery students: A qualitative study of the experiences of NICE student champions. Nurse Education in Practice 34, 192-198.
  2. & (Eds.). Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for practice. Hampshire: CRC press.
  3. & Child and Young People's mental health. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 199-220).
  4. & Caring for children and young people with complex mental health problems. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 221-246).
  5. & Advanced practice in children and young people's nursing. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 265-288). Routledge.

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Teaching

  • SHM243 Complex Needs in Pregnancy

    This module has been designed to develop the student¿s understanding and application of altered health, complex childbearing anatomy and physiology, relevant psycho-social issues and midwifery care provision across the entire childbearing continuum. This includes a range of psycho-social and health complexities impacting on or associated with childbearing women, neonates and their families. Content covered offers the student an overview of these complex processes on childbearing, childbirth and the postnatal period with a specific focus on further developing midwifery knowledge and skills. The theoretical components aim to prepare students for placements where they will continue to deepen their learning and continue to apply knowledge to practice.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN151 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the assessment and clinical decision making process and its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of patients and service users. The module will also explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN161 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the assessment, clinical decision making process and its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of patients and service users. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • SHN3060 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)

    This module aims to provide an overview of holistic nursing practice in areas where the care needs of children and young people are complex and rapidly changing. Whilst the focus is on nursing care of children and young people. This module draws on the content of the programme from years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Module lead – What is Nursing? - Curriculum 2012 - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2012 - Present

  • Field Lead (Child), Acute care module - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2012 - Present

  • Field Lead Curriculum 2012–Introduction to Professional Practice - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2012 - Present

  • Module lead Level 2 and Level 3 Modules - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2001 - Present

  • Module lead - Health Care for children and families affected by chronic illness and disability, Swansea University

    2009 - 2013

  • Year 1 lead M.Ost - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2010 - 2012

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1995 Present Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Children and Young people’s Nursing Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • Judge for the Nursing times Nursing Awards, Nursing Times

    2013 - 2013

  • Judge for the Nursing Times Nursing Awards, Nursing Times

    2012 - 2012

  • Reviewer/referee , British Journal of Nursing

    2012 - Present

  • Reviewer/referee , Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing

    2012 - Present

  • Visiting Examiner, Kingston University/St George’s, London University

    2011 - 2014

  • Member/secretary, All Wales Senior Children and Young People’s Nursing Forum

    2007 - Present

  • Member, All Wales Senior Children and Young People’s Nursing Forum

    2007 - Present

  • Trainer/consultant, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

    2011 - 2011

  • Trainer/consultant, Health Inspectorate Wales

    2011 - 2011

  • Reviewer, Public Health Wales

    2012 - 2012