Research Output per year
I commenced my role as Head of Division for Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing and Academic Lead for Professional Body Engagement in July 2018.
My previous employment is detailed below.
- September 2015-July 2018; Head of Pre-Registration Nursing and Principal Lecturer in Child Nursing
- June 2006-August 2015; Senior Lecturer, Child Nursing, University of Huddersfield
- Oct 2005 - Jun 2006; Lecturer Practitioner, University of Huddersfield
- Oct 2004 - Jun 2006; Sister (Practice Development – Paediatrics), Mid Yorkshire Hospitals
- May 1989 - Oct 2005; Staff Nurse/ Sister - Children's Ward, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals
- Apr 2002 - Apr 2004; Sister (Pain Management)
- Nov 1994 - Mar 1996; RSCN course
- Jan 1987 - May 1989; Staff Nurse - Spinal Injuries Unit, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals
- Dec 1986 - Jan 1987; Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate Course
- Jan 1986 - Dec 1986; Staff Nurse - Acute Surgical Ward, Pinderfields Hospital
- Oct 1982 - Jan 1986; RGN training, Pontefract General Infirmary.
Research Degree supervision
I supervise 2 PhD students as a co-supervisor. One PhD student is researching sexuality in learning disabilities and the other PhD student is researching obesity in schools and the use of bariatric suits for educating children.
I have undertaken 2 progression viva’s so far and will be the internal examiner for a final viva due to take place in June 2019.
Due to demanding leadership roles, I have not had the opportunity to undertake final viva’s up to this point. I would welcome the opportunity to work with an experienced team.
I supervise MSc and BSc students with their final year projects/dissertations. The topics are related to acute child nursing care and public health. My areas of interest/expertise are -
Acute child nursing
Basic and advanced paediatric life support
Children's pain management
Law and ethics in child nursing - particularly around the issues of consent and refusal
Family Centred Care
Simulation in nurse education
Problem based learning
Research and Scholarship
My qualifications include- Doctor of Nursing, FHEA, RGN, ONC, RSCN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip Health Professional Education, Recorded teaching qualification with the NMC.
I was awarded the Professional Doctorate on the 23rd September 2015. My research focused on the involvement of parents in their child’s pain management in acute hospital areas. This was a qualitative, ethnographic study, looking at pain management within the culture of family-centred care in acute care areas.
University research and group memberships
I am a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research.
I am currently Principal Investigator leading a national study looking at Mental Toughness in pre-registration Nursing Students. I am working with Professor Felicity Astin, Professor Peter Clough and Dr Peter Moxon. This is a mixed methods study involving six HEI’s.
February 2015- I was awarded a research award from the Nursing Children and Young People journal, supported by the Royal College of Nursing’s Research in Child Health community.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse, child nurse and lecturer/practice teacher.
I am a European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor.
I am a member of the International Family Nursing Association.
I have been a module coach in the university module coaching project.
I am an external examiner at the university of Southampton for the PG Dip Nursing course
I am an approved Nursing and Midwifery Council registrant visitor
I am the official NMC correspondent for the School.
I am a European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) Instructor and teach on two courses per year.
I work clinically as an agency nurse when I can.
I developed a children’s simulation ward (Neptune) and lead on simulation and skills teaching within the child nursing team.
I have been involved in the development of 3 curriculums since my employment at the University.
I have developed new modules and revised existing modules.
As a previous course leader, I was responsible for the preparation and delivery of the course, teaching, assessing and coordinating results, liaising with the External Examiner and presenting at the Course Assessment Board.
I was the Year 2 Leader for Nursing (2012 curriculum) for all nursing students.
Membership of relevant professional bodies or subject associations
I am registered with the NMC (RGN, RSCN, Recorded teaching qualification. Lecturer/ Practice Educator).
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am a member of the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research.
I am a member of the International Family Nursing Association.
Head of Division for Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing and Academic Lead for Professional Body Engagement.
- My main role over the last year and this coming year is to develop new programmes for approval/validation.
- I have designed the Foundation Degree- Trainee Nursing Associate course which was approved and implemented this year. This was the first Apprenticeship course to be validated and implemented in the university.
- I have designed the Degree Nurse Apprenticeship Course which was approved this year.
- I am currently designing the BSc and MSc Pre-registration Courses to meet the new NMC standards (2018), planned to be approved by the NMC in February 2019 and implemented in September 2019 and January 2020 respectively.
- I am currently designing the Degree- Nurse Apprenticeship course against the new NMC standards to be approved in February 2019 and implemented in September 2019.
- I will be designing the Foundation Degree –Trainee Nurse Associate course against the published NMC standards which will be released in October 2019. The course will be approved in February 2019 and implemented ? June 2019.
- In preparation for the new programmes, I have developed and led on 8 stakeholder events involving students, academic staff, service users, and practice partners. I have also arranged to liaise with final year students from all fields in consolidation period for their views on the proposed programme.
- I have met with practice leads to plan how to manage students undertaking a wider range of skills to ensure safe practice and prepare for trust/organisational policies to be adapted to enable students to meet the new standards of proficiency.
- As NMC correspondent, my role is to complete the NMC self-assessment report annually and maintain the NMC QA Hub HEI requirements. I am responsible for ensuring that all risks are identified, managed and reported to the NMC.
- I am the point of contact for any NMC related queries or issues and for ensuring the quality of all NMC courses.
- My role is to check and record good character and good conduct for students applying to enter the NMC register.
- My role has previously and will continue to involve quality assurance monitoring of courses both internally and by the NMC.
My previous role as Head of Pre-Registration Nursing for BSc and MSc pre-registration nursing courses and Foundation Degree- Nursing Associate course involved ensuring the quality of the courses and ensuring that the courses met and continued to meet the NMC standards.
I was course leader for the Dip He/BSc Child Nursing Course from September 2008 to September 2014.
I was 2nd year leader for all nursing students from September 2014- September 2015.
I am on the Department Management Team Meeting Group, SHEP, SAVP and STLC.
I am the practice partner lead for one of our partner trusts.
I am a member of the DBS panel.
I am a course assessment board chair.
Teaching and professional activities
I lead on preregistration module:
HHN 2002 - Complex needs and enhanced care - Child
I am associate to the following module:
HIN 2000 – Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches
I am internal moderator for:
HIA 2001- Nursing Associate Concepts and Care Approaches
I have taught on the masterclasses: ‘Care of Children and Young People’, ‘Nurse Prescribing’ (HMH 2022/HMH 2000) and ‘Assessment of the acutely/critically ill person’ module (HMN 2000). I have taught the HHN 1007 and HHN 1234 modules in Malaysia on the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Lincoln College).
Publications and other research outputs
Vasey, J., Smith, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2019) Tokenism or True partnership: Parental Involvement in a child’s acute pain care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, DOI. 10.1111/jocn.14747.
Vasey, J, Smith, J, Mitchell, N (2018) Involving children, young people and families in care and care decisions. In Price, J & McAlinden, O, Essentials of Nursing Children and Young people. Sage: London.
Vasey, J., Smith, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2016) Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards. In: 3rd PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing. 26-27thy May 2016, Porto, Portugal.
Vasey, J., & Smith, J. (2016). Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in a child’s acute pain care- Poster. In: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health. Annual Conference. Liverpool
Vasey, J (2015) Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in a child’s acute pain care Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Vasey, J., Smith, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2015) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards’. In: 12th International Family Nursing Conference, 18th-21st August 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vasey, J. (2015). Effective Pain Management should preclude concerning use of restraint (review). Nursing Children and Young people, 27 (8), p. 13.
Vasey, J (2014) ‘Realistic goals can help manage children’s post-operative pain effectively’ Nursing Children and Young People , 26 (2), p. 13. ISSN 2046-2336
Vasey, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2013) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards; Preliminary findings’. In: 11th International Family Nursing Conference, 19th - 22nd June 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Vasey, J (2012) ‘Skin Traction in Children’. In: Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 514-515. ISBN 9780199593460
Vasey, J (2011) ‘Abdominal Trauma’. In: Emergencies in Children's and Young People's Nursing. : Oxford University Press. pp. 238-240. ISBN 9780199547197
Vasey, J (2011) ‘Applying Splints’. In: Emergencies in Children's and Young People's Nursing. : Oxford University Press. pp. 276-277. ISBN 9780199547197
Vasey, J (2010) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: a child’s acute pain care and a family centred culture’. In: Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK
Vasey, J. and Sharp, A. (2010) ‘From the cot in the corner’. In: 2010 UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, Jun 9, 2010 - Jun 10, 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK
Vasey, J (2009) ‘Consent and refusal: selective respect for a young person’s autonomy’ Journal of community nursing , 23 (4), pp. 32-34. ISSN 0140-0908
Vasey, J (2008) ‘Consent and refusal: selective respect for a young person's autonomy?’. In: RCN Conference and Exhibition for Nurses Working with Children and Young People, Friday 19th - Saturday 20th September 2008, Gloucestershire, UK
Vasey, J. and Currell, K. (2008) ‘From The “Cot in the corner”’. In: 2nd Children & Young People’s Nursing
Research Expertise and Interests
- Acute child nursing
- Basic and advanced paediatric life support
- Child orthopaedics
- Children's pain management
- Law and ethics in child nursing - particularly around the issues of consent and refusal
- Family Centred Care
- Simulation in nurse education
- Problem based learning
NMC registrant visitor, Nursing and Midwifery Council20 Oct 2017 → 1 Mar 2019
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Dance Article review
Research and commentary. Children's procedural pain management in non-children's emergency departments. Effective pain management should preclude concerning use of restraintVasey, J., 1 Oct 2015, In : Nursing children and young people. 27, 8, p. 13 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
Activities per year
Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards.Jackie Vasey (Speaker), Joanna Smith (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Marilynne Kirschbaum (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Kathleen Chirema (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Tokenism or True Partnership: Parental Involvement in the Child's Acute Pain Care Facilitated by Nurses Within a Culture of Family Centered Care in General Children's WardsJackie Vasey (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk