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Tom Simons
BSc (Hons), DipHE, PGCert, PGDip, FHEA, RN



Tom started his professional nursing career as a mature student, concentrating on his psychology and biology studies first, gaining the BSc Psychology et Biology at Liverpool John Moores University.

His enthusiasm and concern for patients' wellbeing led him to further his curiosity in nursing, which was then followed by a hunger for education, and ended in a Diploma in High Education in Nursing, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.

Tom then practised as a critical care outreach nurse practitioner and an emergency nurse practitioner for more years then he would like to admit in acute NHS hospital trusts. He also completed the PG Diploma in Advanced Nurse Practice at the City University of London. He most recently completed a PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Besides all of the above, Tom is also qualified and well experienced in treating patients with minor illnesses and injuries.

During his time in the NHS, Tom was also very passionate about his role of an educator and Solent University is happy to have him as valued member of the lecturing team. 

Further information

Tom’s past appointments were:

  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust - Registered Nurse in emergency department and acute medical unit
  • St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust - Registered Nurse in the emergency department
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust – Charge Nurse and Critical Care Outreach Nurse Practitioner/ Rapid Response Team
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - Senior Case Manager - East of England trauma network, Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

Do you care about people, their wellbeing and want to make a difference? Working with our partner NHS Trusts, Solent’s adult nursing practice degree will equip you with the...

Level 6 Registered Nurse (Degree) Apprenticeship

The Registered Nurse (degree) apprenticeship offers the latest technologies and education to enable you to develop your clinical, assessment and decision-making skills. If you...

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing has been designed to meet the future nursing proficiencies set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) and upon successful completion...