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Joelle Salje

Simulated Learning Nursing Lead

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Joelle Salje, Simulated Learning Nursing Lead


Joelle holds a role as an adult nursing lecturer where her expansive experience is conjoined and implemented into her practice. She worked as a practice educator in a respiratory high care area, leading her to construct and deliver several courses, discussed later. Following this, Joelle’s career lead her to working alongside students in a teaching and supportive capacity within a hospital trust. Next, her experience and skills provided the necessary background to develop and run courses for the 120 redeployed staff to ICU during the Covid-19 pandemic. The courses were well received.

Joelle’s experience is not limited to teaching - she has extensive experience in critical care settings and has also worked in service development and change management. She developed a team that worked in the community, providing early discharge from hospital and supported sicker patients to stay in their homes. The service required in-depth knowledge of clinical assessments and she adopted the teaching and training post in the service.

Joelle has now developed a keen interest in research, particularly looking at the application of theory to practice through the use of simulation or virtual simulation, as well as the impact of support and confidence in study behaviours. The latter study focuses on the concept of wider participation communities differing in need over other university populations.

Further information

Joelle has worked for Solent University since November 2020. Within this time, she has led a module and taught on several other modules within the adult nursing course. Joelle has great passion for anatomy and physiology, as well as patient deterioration, and continues to teach in these areas throughout the programme.

Joelle has also created a virtual placement which will be running in June 2021 against which the nursing students can conceptualise their knowledge from taught theory days, ready to apply into practice. This initiative has led to associated research being undertaken.

Following this, Joelle has worked closely with NHS England. Their collaboration consisted of the support of placement capacity of nursing students, as well as with the implementation of the new nursing standards in hospital settings, alongside collaborative learning in practice (CLiP).

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

Change lives and become a confident and caring nurse with our NMC-accredited Adult Nursing Practice degree. Working with partner NHS Trusts, gain the skills for a fulfilling and successful career.