Rebekah Thomas

Lecturer in Nursing, and FDNA Yr 1 Practice Module Lead

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: r.thomas@worc.ac.uk

Rebekah joined the University in May 2021 as a Lecturer. She is now the Module Lead for the first year, foundation degree, trainee nurse associate practice module. Before joining the University, she worked as a Lecturer in a different University. Rebekah has also worked as a Skills Tech in HE (Higher Education).

Rebekah's clinical practice focused on either delivering IV Therapies, blood transfusion, delivering IV antibiotics in the community or teaching those clinical skills. She is passionate about supporting those learners with additional needs (or neurodivergent learners), for example, those with ADHD, dyslexia, or dyspraxia etc.

Teaching area

  • Injectable medicines
  • Venepuncture, Cannulation and IV Therapy Skills
  • Incorporating and embedding Simulation-Based Education (SBE) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) into the nursing curricula

Postgraduate Studies

  • PGCAP with fHEA (fellow of Higher Education Academy)
  • RSci (Registered Scientist with the Science Council)
  • PhD to be commenced 2022

Research interests

  • Use of reflection and reflective practices in undergraduate nurse education
  • The use SBE and TEL within nurse education
  • The development of skills simulation technicians

Professional experience

  • Community IV Therapy Specialist Nurse
  • Chemotherapy Nurse
  • Oncology and Palliative Care

Recent publications

 

External responsibilities

  • HEE SW Simulation Network executive member
  • External Examiner at Coventry University’s Blended Nursing Programme