Caitlin Smith

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing

Caitlin is a Registered Adult Nurse with expertise in Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Clinical Education. She joined ARU in March 2024 as a Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Simulation.

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Caitlin started working as an Adult Registered Nurse after graduating from ARU in 2015. Caitlins’ specialities are Trauma, Orthopaedics, and General Surgery, where she attained the role of Junior Sister.

Early on in her career, Caitlin found a passion for teaching and mentoring students and junior colleagues, becoming their Practice Supervisor and Assessor. This led her to work as a Clinical Educator within the hospital setting, supporting Apprentice Nurses and Nursing Associate Apprentices in practice. Caitlin joined ARU in March 2024 as a Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Simulation, driven by her strong interest for using simulation to teach students.

Research interests
  • Improving Interprofessional Communication
  • Simulation
  • Pre-registration Nursing
  • BSc. (Hons) Adult Nursing, Anglia Ruskin University (2015)
  • Professional Nurse Advocate, Anglia Ruskin University (2022)
  • PGCert Simulation Based Clinical Education, The University of Edinburgh (2023)
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)