Mrs Nicola Watts


I qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Adult nursing in 2010, from Kingston University. Through the opportunities and experiences gained as a student nurse at Kingston University; on qualifying I was able to pursue my passion in acute nursing care, by obtaining my first staff nurse position in a local Emergency Department (ED). For the next eight years of my career, I worked within three different EDs within Surrey; progressing from Staff Nurse to Sister position and developing my acute care skills and knowledge through various acute care courses.

Through a developing passion of supporting students in their clinical practice, in December 2017, I became a Clinical Educator at another NHS trust in Surrey. This role was to support the students with their clinical practice, to provide them with pastoral support, to support the registered nursing teams with their facilitation of teaching and supporting the students and to link with the students' respective university.

I joined Kingston University in 2020 as a Lecturer in Adult nursing and have since progressed to a Senior Lecturer in 2023. My role involves link lecturing with practice partners, personal tutoring, designing, developing and facilitating learning as part of module teams, and module leadership of an Acute assessment module for Adult pre- registration nursing students. In addition to developing pre-registration nursing students, I am also a module leader for the Emergency Practice module for registered nurses working in ED departments, to further their professional development.

As of October 2023, I am undertaking a Masters of Research (MRes) in Education.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing


  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • PGCert in Healthcare Education
  • FHEA