Ms Megan Rosser
Associate Professor - Director of Studies
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 602115

I am a nurse by profession and joined the College in January 2004. Most of my teaching has been with pre- and post- registration nursing students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am academic tutor to a number of pre-registration nursing students and supervisor for undergraduate and post graduate students on a number of programmes. I was Director for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for almost six years. I have recently been appointed as Director of Engagement, which incorporates a seconded role to Hwyel Dda for three days a week as Head of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Training.

All of my nursing has been in the specialities of cancer and palliative care, in hospital, hospice and community settings, and this is the focus of my teaching. I also have a proven track record of facilitating work based learning and CPD both in the College and also in my previous role with the Macmillan National Institute for Education.

Teaching

  • SHG125 How Can I Make a Change in Practice?

    The aim of this module is to enable students to review the approaches to management and leadership in order to consider how they could utilise different approaches to make changes in practice.

  • SHG3061 Personal Practice Development Portfolio

    The aim of this module is for the student to demonstrate the personal and professional development that has occurred for them since commencing the programme. This is the equivalent of the dissertation module, requiring submission of a portfolio dissertation demonstrating personal and professional learning and development that has occurred since commencing the programme. The portfolio dissertation will amalgamate and consolidate all previous modules to demonstrate how learning from those modules has influenced practice and facilitated personal and professional development.

  • SHG3087 Principles of Safe Practice in Clinical Transfusion Management

    This module aims to equip health care professionals working closely with patients requiring blood transfusion to deliver the most appropriate care for those patients. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to support patients receiving blood transfusions and allow them to undertake written authorisation of blood components as part of a pre-determined clinical care plan.

  • SHG3088 Advancing your Practice in Blood Transfusion

    This work based learning module is part of a national initiative to standardise the knowledge and skills required by health care professionals working in the field of blood transfusion and extending their role. It has been developed under the auspices of the steering group on behalf of the Welsh Government. The module aims to provide practitioners with the necessary knowledge and clinical decision making skills to enable them to provide the written instruction for transfusion whilst working within a defined clinical management plan.

  • SHG367 Return to Practice

    The module is intended to allow nurses to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary role of the nurse. Students will learn how the structure of NHS settings has changed in the last few years to make it easier for health care professionals, and in particular nurses, to deliver continuously high standards of care. This module is suitable for: ¿ Qualified nurses and health visitors (HVs)whose registration has lapsed to return to practice in line with the PREP Standards (NMC, 2011) ¿ Qualified nurses whose registration is subject to sanctions imposed by the NMC and are required by the NMC to undertake the return to practice programme. (The Nursing and Midwifery Order, 2001) ¿ EU & EEA qualified nurses to register in the UK in line with Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK (NMC, 2011). ¿ Registered nurses / HVs seeking to update and refresh their skills and knowledge. ¿ Registered nurses / HVs identified by their employer as requiring an update to refresh their skills and knowledge.

  • SHGM07 Developing Autonomous Practice

    The aim of this module is to facilitate students¿ development as autonomous practitioners in their area of clinical expertise.

  • SHHM32 Principles of Safe Practice in Clinical Transfusion Management

    This module aims to equip health care professionals working closely with patients requiring blood transfusion to deliver the most appropriate care for those patients. Students will: ¿ develop the skills and knowledge to support patients receiving blood transfusions ¿ undertake written authorisation of blood components as part of a pre-determined clinical care plan ¿ apply theory to practice and enable students to make advanced clinical decisions in line with local and national policies

  • SHHM42 Advancing your own practice in Blood Component Transfusion

    This module develops knowledge and critical thinking to support experienced non-medical Health Care Practitioners (HCP) to make the clinical decisions and provide the written instruction for blood component transfusion to patients within their own clinical specialty and scope of practice.

  • SHN125 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Adult)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure encompassing mandatory training. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • 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.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • 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.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2004 Present Various - currently Director of Engagement Swansea University
2001 2003 Lecturer MNIE
2000 2001 Lecturer FNSNM Kings College London
1999 2000 Lecturer Practitioner St Christopher’s Hospice

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner , Birmingham City University

    2006 - 2010

  • External Examiner, Bradford University

    2011 - 2013