Francine Gonzales-Walters

Francine Gonzales-Walters RN, BSc, MA

Clinical Simulation Fellow and Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

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Francine Gonzales-Walters

Clinical Simulation Fellow and Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Francine Gonzales-Walters is a Clinical Simulation Fellow and a Senior Lecturer for Adult Nursing in the Faculty of Education, Health and Science. Francine joined the University of Greenwich in February 2022, bringing with her expertise in Adult Nursing and Healthcare Simulation. Her role as a Clinical Simulation Fellow, focuses on delivering high-quality simulation-based education to a variety of health disciplines and pursuing research opportunities.

Francine is a registered nurse with extensive experience in cardiothoracic nursing, intensive care nursing and general medical-surgical nursing. Francine has specialised as an intensive care nurse and has worked in cardiac critical care for most of her nursing career. In her previous role, Francine worked as a Practice Development Nurse in the National Health Service (NHS), supporting the training and professional development of undergraduate and postgraduate nurses.

As an experienced nurse educator Francine has completed the PG Cert in Academic Practice in 2018 and is registered as a Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. In October 2021 she completed a MA in Healthcare Practice with Distinction from the University of Greenwich.

Post Held Previously:

  • 2019 - 2022, Practice Development Nurse, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
  • 2016 - 2019, Clinical Nurse Educator, Adult Critical Care, Barts Health NHS Trust.
  • 2013 - 2016, Clinical Practice Facilitator, Cardiac Care Group, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust.
  • 2010 - 2013, Junior Sister, Cardiac Care Group, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust.



Research / Scholarly interests

Research interest in the use of Healthcare Simulation-based education to enhance clinical competencies.