Marilena Stoica

Clinical Skills Tutor (Adult Nursing)

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Research Supervision:Yes

Marilena is a nurse specialised in orthopaedic, trauma and general surgical nursing.


Her MSc focused on how the role of student education facilitator as educational support role can be developed from mentors perspectives. Her areas of expertise include pre-registration nursing (both practice and theory) and personal tutor and module leader for apprenticeship and foundation degree student associate practitioner course.

Before joining Anglia Ruskin University, Marilena worked for 4 years at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Workforce Development and Training Department as student education facilitator (SEF) supporting students and mentors in practice placements, as well facilitating a range of workshops to upskill the workforce. Whilst in this role as SEF worked in partnership with seven UK universities ensuring student nurses experience is of highest standards of clinical training within clinical placement community based and in-patient settings. This included in participating to auditing of clinical placements as suitable clinical learning environment and providing support to qualified nurses when training to become mentors and sign off mentor.

Marilena also has assisted with healthcare social workers bands 1 to 4 development by providing care certificate workshops.  As module tutor participated to course development, academic assessment and learning and teaching activities as part of foundation degree in Health and Social Care. Marilena as module leader has delivered all five modules and clinical skills workbook for the higher apprenticeship. From 1999, prior to SEF role, Marilena worked as Registered General Nurse (adult) in several wards such as: urology, medicine for elderly, surgical assessment unit, medical assessment unit, accident & emergency, elective orthopaedic and trauma. During this period Marilena has mentored a number of pre-registration nursing students as mentor and as sign off mentor.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Romanian
  • French (basic)

Research interests

  • innovations in lifelong learning
  • innovations in adult holistic nursing assessment and care
  • clinical simulation in nursing education
  • orthopaedic and trauma nursing
  • surgical nursing
  • using advanced technology applications in healthcare
  • wound management
  • mentorship in health and social care

Marilena has undertaken a literature review of the role of orthopaedic nurse in the prophylaxis and management of venous thromboembolism for patient post total hip replacement and post total knee replacement. Marilena has completed a service evaluation analysing the role of the student education facilitator as support and guidance for mentors in clinical areas.

Areas of research supervision

Marilena would be pleased to consider supervising pre-registration student nurses undertaking degree or masters with the following research interests/topics:

  • holistic nursing
  • clinical simulation
  • orthopaedic and /or trauma nursing
  • surgical nursing
  • wound management


  • Clinical skills – adult nursing
  • Assessment and management of clinically deteriorating patient
  • Vital Signs/News
  • Long term conditions
  • Study and lifelong learning
  • Care of the patient requiring medical interventions
  • Biopsychosocial Science
  • Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
  • Health, illness, disease module
  • Personal Effectiveness


  • Dip HE Adult Nursing, Mihai Bravu Nursing College
  • BSc (Hons) Acute Care Practice, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Medical and Healthcare Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • ENB N49- Tissue Viability Care
  • ENB 998/D32/D33 – Teaching and Assessing student nurses/ Assessing candidate using various types of evidence

Memberships, editorial boards

• Nursing Midwifery Council
• Member of Unison Trade union