I joined SHU in September 2013 as a lecturer/practitioner and became a full time Senior Lecturer for District Nursing in June 2014. I am course leader for the BSc Community Specialist Practice District Nursing program and I lead the Fundamentals of District Nursing module. I belong to a team of lecturers who teach first year student nurses on the BSc Nursing courses.
My clinical background is predominantly in District Nursing and practice education in Sheffield.
I am committed to the provision of care closer to home and have a special interest in integrated health and social care, complex care management and long term conditions. I am link lecturer for District Nurse students in Barnsley, Rotherham, Bassetlaw, Lincolnshire and Mid Yorks, working in partnership with practice teachers and mentors to support District Nurse students in practice.
I teach into the Specialist Practice District Nursing course, supporting students to meet the NMC requirements for specialist practice and the Nurse prescribing modules, helping qualified nurses to prescribe safely and effectively.
I am an Academic Advisor, providing a personal point of contact to support, challenge and encourage pre and post-registration nursing students to succeed.
I am a link lecturer, supporting mentors of pre-registration nursing students placed in Bassetlaw.
Thompson, A. (2017). 'I've had wonderful role models in my career'. Nursing Management, 24 (8), 15. http://doi.org/10.7748/nm.24.8.15.s19
Chapman, H., Kilner, M., Matthews, R., White, A., Thompson, A., Fowler-Davis, S., & Farndon, L. (2017). Developing a caseload classification tool for community nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 22 (4), 192-196. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.4.192
Kelly, C.L., Thomson, K., Wagner, A.P., Waters, J.P., Thompson, A., Jones, S., ... Redley, M. (2015). Investigating the widely held belief that men and women with learning disabilities receive poor quality healthcare when admitted to hospital: A single-site study of 30-day readmission rates. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59 (9), 835-844. http://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12193
Fillary, J., Chaplin, H., Jones, G., Thompson, A., Holme, A., & Wilson, P. (2015). Noise at night in hospital general wards: A mapping of the literature. British Journal of Nursing, 24 (10), 536-540. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2015.24.10.536
Thompson, A., Wilson, M., James, T., Symbal, J., & Izumi, S. (2013). Feasibility study to implement nurse-delivered massage for pain management. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 15 (7), 403-409. http://doi.org/10.1097/NJH.0b013e31829e0ed2
I am a member of the Association of District Nurse Educators.
I also participate in the Northern Educators Collaborative to develop the District Nurse Higher Degree Apprenticeship.