A nurse who moved to Sierra Leone to work in medicine learning and development was the guest speaker at Ely Northwold Women’s Institute’s virtual November meeting.
Fourteen members of the group and friends logged onto Zoom to hear the story of Sarah Cross DPof ProfPrac, MSc (health studies), DipTN (tropical nursing), PGCME (medical education), BSc (Hons) (nursing), FHEA.
Sarah told members about her career from training to become a nurse at Northampton General Hospital to working for Medicine sans Frontier in Sierra Leone.
While there, she worked as a learning and development manager. Her main objective was to lead, guide and support the nursing tutors.
These included clinical mentors and nursing team supervisors in the paediatric hospital through delivering a basic clinical nursing care curriculum.
Sarah designed interactive learning session plans and teaching sessions, delivered the sessions and supported national and expatriate staff in delivering sessions in the ward areas and training centre.