Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Registered Nurse(Child) , Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV), MSc Public Health, PGCtHE, Registered Nurse Teacher, Registered Nurse Prescriber, Fellow for the Higher Education Academy

Personal profile

Additional information

Amanda is also a Qualified developmental baby masseur

Amanda is passionate around ensuring widening participation education opportunities for healthcare education  as well as ensuring a family friendly approach within healthcare programmes in meeting the needs for individuals with caring responsibilities within the mid-Wales locality

Teaching

Module Lead for Modules:

  • Introduction to Professional Practice- Year 1/ Part 1 NU10120

Amanda teaches across all healthcare modules and programmes in healthcare education

Research interests

Amanda has two publications through the medium of Welsh Language:

Dysgu Am: Rhoi a Derbyn Gofal yn y Gymraeg - Llyfrgell y Coleg - Powered by Planet eStream (porth.ac.uk)

Plant yn gor-ddefnyddio dyfeisiau electronig – oes angen i ni boeni? – Golwg360

May 2019:  Presented at the RCN Conference in Bristol:  Importance of Welsh Language in Healthcare in Wales

Nov 2019: Rural Health and Care Wales Conference : Importance of Welsh Language in Healthcare in Wales

Nov 2022: Rural Health and Care Wales Conference : Developing Healthcare Education courses in mid-Wales

March 2023: Aberystwyth University Mini Conference: Embracing Virtual Reality within Healthcare Education for student nurses

July 2023: Presenting at Joint AU Simulation Symposium: Novel and innovative approaches to delivering a nursing undergraduate course

Profile

Amanda Jones is the Principal Lead and Head of Healthcare Education , and a founder member with executive responsibility for BSc full time and part time Nursing Programme, Return to Practice and Level 4 Certificate in Healthcare Education at Aberystwyth University,  and leads the nursing team. Amanda leads on stakeholder engagement with Practice Learning Partners and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), who commission the nursing degree places within Wales as well as Welsh Government groups. Amanda has worked on several tender applications and bids, and has been successful in being awarded additional funding to support Healthcare Education in the Mid-Wales locality. Amanda is experienced in public speaking in both Welsh and English language. 

Amanda has been a  Registered Nurse for 30 years and is also a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting), having extensive experience of working as a health visitor within the Flying Start programme within the locality. Amanda has an MSc in Public Health with an expertise in Children and Young People's safeguarding. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in teaching in Higher Education (PGCtHE) completed through the medium of Welsh, and is a Fellow for the Higher Education Academy. 

Amanda is a Registered Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and a Registered Community Nurse Prescriber.

Amanda has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer for Swansea University and was also the Welsh language Lead for the College in implementing the Welsh language Standards across the College prior to commencing in post within Aberystwyth University. Amanda has extensive experience in teaching in higher education and has supported students at undergraduate and post graduate levels both academically and clinically through the medium of Welsh and English.

Amanda is a fluent Welsh speaker and was previously an External Examiner for Sunderland University, and an external subject specialist for NMC programme approval within additional Higher Education Institutions.

Amanda won a Staff Award in 2017 for 'Promoting equality, diversity & inclusion'

Amanda sits on the:

  •  Council of Deans of Health Wales
  •   Pre-registration nursing group for Wales
  • The Welsh Government bursary group and 
  • The University panel for Unacceptable Academic Practice (UAP)
  • Fitness to Practise Panel ( Nursing) Aberystwyth University

In July 2023 Amanda has been awarded Accreditation with Advance HE for ‘Transition to Leadership’

Responsibilities

Principal Lead and Head of  Healthcare Education

Head of Healthcare Education

Executive responsibility for healthcare education programmes inc: BS Nursing

Practice Placement executive responsibility

Team manager for Healthcare education centre staff

Diversity and Inclusivity Lead

Curriculum quality monitoring & reporting: AU and NMC

DBS/ Occupational Health Compliance

Fitness to Practise Lead for NMC professional programmes

Personal Tutor

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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