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Visit Maria Bliss

MG22, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Maria is a lecturer in adult nursing, specialising in acute care.

Maria graduated as a registered nurse in 1983, and chose to specialise in critical care nursing. She worked as an ICU nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary, then a sister's post at the Manor Hospital Walsall and the General Hospital Birmingham from 1985 to 1989, before completing her bachelor's degree and teaching qualifications, and making the move into lecturing in 1989. She worked as a clinical tutor at St Elizabeth’s Hospital Nursing School, Birmingham.

She joined Princess Alexandra School of Nursing in 1991 which became St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery and then City University. In addition to teaching critical care skills, Maria has also played an important role in developing educational learning technologies for students.


- MA Academic Practice, Distinction, City, University of London
- Post-Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults, University of Surrey
- BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, Class II (i), University of Wolverhampton
- Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, Birmingham City University
- Intensive Care Course (ENB100), Charles Frears School of Nursing, Leicester
- Registered Nurse


Lecturer in Acute and Critical Care - City, University of London
Visiting Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing - City, University of London
Lecturer, General Intensive Care - St Bartholomew & Princess Alexandra & Newham College of Nursing
Clinical Teacher ITU - Queen Elizabeth College of Nursing, Birmingham
Sister, G Grade, ITU - General Hospital, Birmingham
Sister, G Grade, ITU - Manor Hospital, Walsall, West Midlands
Staff Nurse, ITU - Leicester Royal Infirmary
Staff Nurse, ITU/CCU - Stafford General Hospital

Administrative roles/Clinical activity

Administrative Roles

- Associate Programme Director for the BSc (top up degree)
- Senior Personal Tutor

Clinical activity

- Intensive Care Unit, London Royal Hospital
- Intensive Care unit, Homerton University Hospital
- Accident and Emergency, Homerton University Hospital
- Intensive Care Unit, The London Independent Hospital
- Theatres, The London Independent Hospital
- Surgical Wards, The London Independent Hospital


Journal article

  1. Bliss, M. and Aitken, L.M. (2018). Does simulation enhance nurses' ability to assess deteriorating patients? Nurse Education in Practice, 28, pp. 20–26. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.09.009.


Modules taught on

- HS1021 Developing Relationship-Centred Practice (module leader)
- NM3298 Surgical Care (module leader)
- HS1011 Foundations of Relationship Centred Practice
- HSM132, Experiencing Acute Care
- NM3224 Core Skills Acute and High Dependency
- NM3225 Acute and High Dependency Role Development