Maisie is an adult trained nurse who is also a specialist community public health nurse and V100 community nurse prescriber. She has experience working in general intensive care and as a health visitor.
Maisie trained as an adult nurse at the University of Southampton – receiving a first-class honours degree. She gained experience in her placements working in all areas of nursing care including community and intensive care where she found her calling. She started as a general intensive care nurse at the University hospital of Southampton and completed her preceptorship and foundation. She developed skills in ventilator care, personal care and communication with families. The hospital specialised as a level 1 trauma centre and trauma from the south coast would be transferred to the unit for specialist care.
Maisie then went on to develop her nursing career by attending the University of Hertfordshire to complete her PgDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing with V100 community nurse prescriber qualification alongside training with the health visiting team – where she developed skills in health promotion, mental health assessment and support, antenatal care and child development. Maisie has since completed a module in advanced decision making and plans to top up her qualification to receive her Masters.
Maisie enjoys reading research in the areas that she has studied and worked in and would like to continue her research in these areas to further develop the evidence-based practice that is forever improving. She enjoys learning about advanced decision making, including ethical elements of decisions, decisions made under different circumstances – including in fast paced environments, compared to longer term decisions. She enjoys understanding the usefulness of health promotion and how that can impact the health of the population and about how it can prevent long term conditions if used effectively. She completed her level 6 final year project around having difficult conversations regarding organ donation with families – looking at the timing of these conversations and how these were started. She has a passion for developing new ideas and looks forward to completing research in her academic career.