Kevin Fernandez

Kevin Fernandez

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and International Lead Department of Pre-registration Nursing

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: k.fernandez@worc.ac.uk

Kevin is a registered adult nurse and has worked in several healthcare institutions both in the UK and internationally. His clinical background was mostly working in acute respiratory care settings. Prior to moving to the UK, he was also a university lecturer in his home country teaching pre- and post-registration nursing students. Alongside his teaching and clinical roles, he is a professional nurse advocate and a cultural ambassador for an integrated care system championing an inclusive culture for the international nursing workforce for which he won an RCN award in 2021. He has a number of external roles in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion and is currently the international lead for the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery supporting international students in their transition, integration and beyond.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • MA Nursing
  • BSc Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Professional Nurse Advocate
  • Cultural Ambassador (Royal College of Nursing)
  • Associate Fellow (Advance HE)

Teaching Interests

Kevin is the Deputy Module Lead for NURS2102 (Safe and Effective Care Planning in Adult Nursing). He is an Associate Fellow of Advance HE, currently completing his PGCE in Higher Education at the 桔子短视频.

Specific teaching interests include:

  • respiratory care and assessment
  • developing cultural competence in nursing practice

Research Interests

Kevin's research interests are:

  • transcultural nursing
  • international student voice
  • restorative clinical supervision of internationally educated nurses
  • cultural competence of healthcare professionals

He is a member of the Inclusion by Design Research Group at the 桔子短视频.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Registered Nurse (Adult), Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Associate Fellow of the Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy)

Recent Publications

Recent Publications:

Perry, E. and Fernandez, K. (2023) ‘Setting up a National Community of Practice for Internationally Educated Professional Nurse Advocates’, .

Fernandez, K., Wright, L. and Whitehouse, K. (2023) ‘Developing collaborative partnerships that foster the international nursing student’s sense of belonging’, a case study in The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) Guide in pp. 11-12.

Fernandez, K. and Jarman, M. (2023) ‘Delivering an academic English and skills module to international students’, a case study in The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) .

Presentations at Conferences and Seminars:

Fernandez, K. (2023) ‘The Role of Professional Nurse Advocate in Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Internationally Educated Nurses’, NHS England International Recruitment Webinar, June 2023

Fernandez, K. (2023) ‘Developing collaborative partnerships that foster the international nursing student’s sense of belonging’, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s (QAA) Webinar on Supporting and Enhancing the Experience of International Students in the UK, June 2023

Jarman, M. and Fernandez, K. (2023) ‘I wish you knew where I was coming from: Understanding international students’ academic culture’, 桔子短视频 Student Experience Conference, June 2023

Fernandez, K. and Nicol, J. (2023) ‘#MindTheGap: Supporting international students to develop resilience’, 桔子短视频’s Student Experience Conference, June 2023

Perry, E. and Fernandez, K. (2023) ‘Setting up a National Community of Practice for Internationally Educated Professional Nurse Advocates’, NHS England Professional Nurse Advocate Quarterly Webinar 1, May 2023

External Roles

  • Chair of the National Community of Practice for Internationally Educated Nurse PNAs, NHS England
  • Cultural Ambassador for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System, Royal College of Nursing
  • Core Member of the ICS Black Asian and Minor Ethnicity (BAME) Network
  • Core Member of the Philippine Nurses Association in the United Kingdom