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Soumya Abraham RN(Adult), BSN, MSN, AFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Biography

Soumya is a registered nurse with both acute clinical experience and higher education teaching skills demonstrated by 15 years of experience in healthcare.

Soumya has completed her Bachelor’s in nursing, Master’s in nursing, and Wessex Neuroscience Nursing course before joining the Solent University and is an Associate Fellow in Higher Education. Soumya has a varied experience in nursing education as a practice development educator, a lecturer, a coordinator of the successful immersive nursing exchange programme and an external examiner.

In her current role Soumya acts as a module lead (Level 6 and Level 4), academic tutor and an admissions tutor. She implements the student experience transition model in her pedagogy to achieve the best student experience.

Soumya is a proud and passionate nurse and has become a lecturer to spread the word of this wonderful career to inspire the future generation of nurses.

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Further information

Industry experience

Soumya has worked as a as an acute care nurse in various areas which include surgical intensive care unit, gynaecology unit and the Wessex Thrombectomy unit.

Soumya also has a vast experience in nursing education as a practice development educator, a lecturer, a coordinator of the successful immersive nursing exchange programme and an external examiner. She is able to utilise her expertise of teaching and professional insight to support the student experience by ensuring theory and practice and linking.

She joined Solent University as an associate lecturer and is currently working as a senior lecturer in adult nursing. Soumya loves teaching at Solent University and feel privileged to work alongside students throughout their journey to becoming part of an amazing profession.

Teaching experience

Soumya currently teaches across the portfolio, both on BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice and Level 6 Registered Nurse (Degree) Apprenticeship, ensuring high-quality training at undergraduate level. She also teaches clinical skills and practice across level 4, 5 and 6, and supports the virtual simulation.

Soumya teaches all aspects of undergraduate nursing; however, she has a particular interest in acute illness and particularly enjoys teaching about complex health care management and public health nursing. Previously, Soumya has taught both in a university setting and in clinical practice, for pre- and post-registration students.

Research interests

Soumya is passionate about supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds to enable them to reach their potential and being part of the development of healthcare professionals across their careers.

A key area of interest is to work collaboratively with other experts in the field of nursing to enable integration of teaching, research, enterprise and internationalism in the subject activity.

Soumya has conducted a study on effectiveness of structured teaching programs on the impact of advanced maternal age in pregnancy outcome among working women, and an analysis of compassionate fatigue among the healthcare workers.

Work in progress

Soumya is currently working towards attaining her PGCE and Fellowship in Higher Education.

Awards

Associate Fellow in Higher Education

Solent National Apprenticeship Week Award Winner Team member 2021