School:Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Pauline Kingston is a senior Registered General Nurse with 35 years experience in acute care, community and higher education. Pauline has had a varied and diverse career working at senior grades in teaching hospitals and community settings in central London, rural Cambridgeshire and the US Air Force.
Clinical experience has involved working independently, leading and managing teams of senior nurses and instrumental in setting up many new and innovative nurse-led services. For the past 18 years Pauline has been actively involved within the Royal College of Nursing to help shape and inform national policy and has 12 years experience in higher education.
Pauline is currently undertaking part-time doctoral studies. Her research focus is Exploring the experiences of newly qualified Registered Nurses working on general medical and surgical wards: Have they been prepared adequately for contemporary nursing practice?
Pauline has extensive experience of teaching and assessing at level 6 (BSc) and level 7 (MSc). Her areas of expertise include management and leadership, medicines management, advanced clinical assessment, care of dying patients and families, symptom management, health promotion, mentorship and clinical supervision.
She is also a personal tutor for Pre-registration nursing - BSc (Registered Nurse) adult branch.
External examiner: Stirling University (Scotland)
External examiner: Glyndwyr University (Wales)
Sykes, C., Durham, W. and Kingston, P. (2013). Role of Facilitators in delivering high quality practice education. Nursing Management, 19(9), pp.16.22
Durham, W. J., Kingston, P., and Sykes, C. (2012). Implementing a sign off mentor preparation workshop—A tripartite approach. Nurse education today, 32(3), pp.273-277.
2014. RCN Education Conference (Harrogate). Experiences of newly qualified RNs – research methodology.
2014. Sigma Theta Tau International Society.Annual conference. Presentation of research. Cambridge.
2013. PhD Student annual research Conference (Cambridge). Poster presentation. 1st prize awarded.
2012. RCN Education Conference (Harrogate). Implementation of NMC Sign-off Standards in Practice Education. Concurrent session.
Contributions to short articles and letters in national nursing journals (Nursing Times, Nursing Standard) over past 25 years.
Interviewed on local radio and press reports mainly in response to setting up of new clinical services.
Filmed (contribution to CD) produced for national initiative by Royal College of Nursing to promote nursing as a career.