Tina Jones

Tina Jones RN, DipHE, PGDip, MEd

Senior Lecturer

Tina Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Tina leads the Pre-Registration course Care of the Acutely Unwell Adult. This course takes a patient-centered approach to teaching holistic acute care, utilizing a broad approach to pedagogy in the instruction of normal anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, systematic client assessment, evidence-based interventions and criteria for the evaluation of care. The course aims to equip pre-registration nursing students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognize acute illness early and to systematically assess and manage acutely ill patients who are present in a variety of acute care settings.

Her clinical background is in critical care, coronary care and cardio-thoracic surgery with over 15 years extensive teaching in the practice setting at all levels. She was instrumental in launching the new national Care Certificate, together with a Code of Conduct for Nursing Assistants and Healthcare Support Workers for a regional NHS Trust, as well as launching a film aimed at educating the public about their role. Tina has worked closely with Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex to raise the profile of apprenticeships for a regional NHS Trust, particularly in the field of health and social care and its promotion as a route into nurse training.

She has worked extensively with pre-registration nursing students on placements in the acute practice setting for over 10 years and supports mentors in practice. She was also an external assessor for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations for Buckinghamshire New University and a simulation instructor at Imperial College London. She has also held the post of Clinical Skills Tutor in the past few years, teaching Registered Nurses, Midwives and other health professionals at all levels in a range of skills. Tina is a Link lecturer for Newham Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.

Tina Jones is a registered Adult Nurse as well as registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as teacher.

Posts held previously:

  • 2010-15, Clinical Skills Tutor / Placement Facilitator, Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust
  • 2005-10, Clinical Quality Facilitator / Placement Manager, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • 2000-05, Senior Staff Nurse Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) / Student Link Nurse, West Middlesex University Hospital
  • 1996-2000, Staff Nurse, Cardiothoracic High Dependency Unit / Coronary Care, Kings College Hospital London
  • 2000-03, ITUs at other NHS Trusts throughout London (private agency)

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in the School of Health
  • Leads the Pre-Registration course Care of the Acutely Unwell Adult
  • Link lecturer for Newham Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

Research / Scholarly interests

Tina's particular interest has concern for the confidence and self-esteem in the nursing profession, the service user involvement in the education of nursing students in a higher education setting and the concept of compassion fatigue. Tina's MA in Education studies explored the Core Competency Training programme and the impact on personal and professional confidence of the healthcare support worker in practice.