Laura is a registered children’s nurse with a clinical background in children’s oncology and teenage and young adult cancer.
Laura started her nursing career in London and commenced a Paediatric Nursing Rotation Programme at a large foundation hospital trust. During this rotation she developed her skills in general children’s nursing, children’s oncology and then finally finding her place in a teenage cancer inpatient ward. Laura had a very enjoyable career working in teenage and young adult cancer and has developed many skills around chemotherapy, supportive care and stem cell and bone marrow transplant. Laura was fortunate to be part of the team to develop the only UK ambulatory cancer treatment service for teenagers and young adults. Managing this service was one of the highlights of Laura’s nursing career as it allowed teenagers and young adults to have their chemotherapy in a service that encouraged adolescent development and independence in a time of uncertainty.
During her nursing career, Laura was passionate about supporting the learning of student nurses and junior colleagues and therefore moved into clinical education roles. This then led Laura to complete a Masters in Nurse Education and finally move into higher education when she joined ARU in 2016.
BSc (Hons) and MSc student supervision – Children’s Nursing and Advanced Practice
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