Emma Bush

Lecturer in Adult Nursing / Clinical Skills/ Module Leader for Skills for Practice

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work


01482 464638

Emma qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing from the University of Hull in September 2005. Her nursing experience encompasses acute and elective orthopaedics, trauma and surgery.

The last five years of Emma's practice have been in both elective and trauma orthopaedics as a nurse practitioner.

She has enhanced clinical skills, including venepuncture, cannulation and performing intra-articular joint injections, as well as clinical decision making.

Emma retains a special interest in orthopaedics as well as the development of clinical skills in nursing, particularly using simulation in education.


Research Interests

  • The use of Simulation in clinical skills teaching and assessment


Loke J, Bryant K and Bush E, 'A Quasi-Experiment to Evaluate the Effects of a Blended Approach of Simulation Learning and Podcasting on Caring Behaviours', Journal of Nursing and Health Care, 3 (2), 4-10 (2016)

Paper and poster presentation at HEE Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference. Paper title:

Caring behaviours - A mixed-methods approach to establish the effects of a blended approach to learning

Poster title from the LEAP conference at the University of Hull: 

Caring behaviours - Effects of a blended approach to simulation learning and podcasting


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Adult Nursing Practice

  • Skills for Practice

  • Simulated Practice in Adult Nursing Practice 5

  • Simulated Practice in Adult Nursing Practice 8

  • Nursing the Person with Deteriorating Health

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2017)

  • Fellowship of the HEA (pending)

  • NMC registered Nurse Tutor (pending)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult), University of Hull

  • Registered General Nurse

  • Current MSc student, The University of Hull

External roles

  • Honorary contract with Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust