Staff Profile: Janet Darkins

Janet Darkins
Lecturer in Child Nursing
  • 01248 383911
Archimedes, Wrexham

Current position

  • Part – time lecturer in child field nursing. Previously full-time until December 2013 when I semi – retired.

Previous positions

  • Post –registration nursing department.


  • SRN, RSCN, SCM. B.N. M.A.


  • Janet isn’t currently undertaking any research.
  • For her Master’s, she looked into the role of the mentor for nursing students in the clinical area. Janet has also looked at the effect of PICU on parents and children in collaboration with other colleagues.

Academic Interests

  • Promotion of child nursing and ensuring there are excellent nursing students to undertake the course here in Bangor.
  • This has led to Janet’s interest in the interview and selection of students. She has attended study days to discover the various strategies that other universities employ in their selection process in an attempt to reduce the attrition rate.

Why Bangor?

  • ‘The move to Bangor University was mainly a result of nurse education moving into higher education. Alongside all the staff in the School of Nursing, I moved over to the University, in the 1990s’.