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We have been specialising in placing maternity nurses, au pairs, nannies, mother's helps and domestic staff worldwide. We have many Overseas Agency Representatives who assist us in placing au pairs throughout the UK and Overseas.
Whether you are looking for a maternity nurse, au pair, mother’s help, nanny or housekeeper we would ask you to either contact us or complete the online registration form for families giving us as much information as possible, this will enable us to find the candidates nursing links who are best suited to your requirements.
Nurse Minerva Background
The idea for Nurse Minerva began back in 1997, and has been going strong for almost ten years. Everything is done on a voluntary basis ranging from the answering of questions, to research and website maintenance.
Nurse Minerva Crew
1963 Registered Mental Nurse, United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC);
1967 Registered General Nurse, UKCC;
1972 Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher, UKCC;
1974 Clinical Teaching, University of London;
1975 Diploma in Nursing, University of London;
1983 Certificate in Education FE/HE, UKCC;
1989 Certificate in Counselling, University of Exeter
1960-63 Student Nurse, Mental Health;
1963-64 Staff Nurse, Mental Health;
1964-67 Student Nurse, General Nursing;
1967-71 Staff Nurse - Mental Health & General Nursing;
1972-83 Clinical Teacher (General Nursing) - pre-registration programmes;
1983-97 Nurse Teacher/Senior Lecturer, (General Nursing) - pre-registration programmes, University of Plymouth;
1999-2000 Senior Lecturer (Part time) Post registration course (Enrolled Nurse Conversion), University of Plymouth
During my career in nursing education I gained experience in the following areas: curriculum design and implementation, candidate interviews and selection procedures, assessing theory and practice, small scale research (participation in a study exploring the role of the Locality Based Teacher)
In the Endoscopy unit of a District General Hospital. My career in nursing has been mainly in the south-west of England.
Quality issues in nursing care, research findings and their application to practice, Nurse Minerva, travel, campanology, and windsurfing.
1968 BSc (Hons) Anatomical Studies, University of Birmingham
1973 PhD for research into spina bifida, University of Birmingham, Faculty of Medicine
1980 Course Award in Systems Behaviour, Open University
2004 Companion of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects
1973-1974 Lecturer, Anatomy Department, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1975-1976 Lecturer, Anatomy Department, Guy's Hospital Medical School, London, England
1976-1978 Lecturer, Anatomy Department, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
1979-1983 Lecturer, Anatomy Department, University of Dundee, Scotland
1983-1988 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
1991-1996 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biology, Institute of Health Studies, University of Plymouth
1992-1994 Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter
1996-1997 Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth
1998 (Summer) Senior Lecturer, Educational Development Services, University of Plymouth - EFFECTS project
1998-2000 part-time Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth
2003 to present: Senior Lecturer in Biology, Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth
Embryology, birth defects, the scientific study of consciousness
2000-2003 - developing a new sailing rig - the Transition rig - funded by NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)
1975 BSc Biochemistry + Chemistry, University of London
1976 MSc Pharmacology, University of London
1984 MPhil Pharmacology, University of London
1998 City & Guilds Certificate in Adult and Further Education, Coleg Ceredigion, Wales
1977-1984 Research Assistant/Tutor, King's College, University of London. Involved in research into biochemical mechanisms of drug dependence. Also participated in lectures and practicals to 2nd year medical students
1984-1988 Lecturer in Pharmacology, Dept of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea
1988-1995 Science Coordinator, Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Papua New Guinea
1997-1999 Tutor in Information Technology (part-time) Coleg Ceredigion, Wales
1999- Education Officer (part-time) West Wales Wildlife Trust
2001 to present: conservation work in Botswana
Research into plant medicines; drug tolerance and dependence; history of science; environment conservation
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