Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is to educate the next generation of nurses with the launch of Adult and Mental Health Nursing degrees and degree apprenticeships.
The programmes will give students the clinical, leadership and caring skills needed to enter the profession as a Registered Nurse.
Designed in collaboration with professional groups including nursing colleagues, students, service users and carers, the courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The curriculum mixes practice and theory, including tuition from experienced nurses and health and social care professionals and academic scholars, along with work-based placements designed to experience a range of health care settings.
Students will also have access to a purposely renovated facility, which features hospital beds, clinical areas, a consulting room and Lifecast Body Simulation manikins.
Dr Anne Felton, Head of Health and Allied Professions at NTU’s School of Social Sciences, said: “Over the past few months, more than ever we have witnessed the dedication of our nation’s nurses and the passion they have for this challenging but rewarding profession.
“Nursing is so much more than just clinical skills. Student nurses need to develop expert knowledge, skills and attributes which consider both people’s physical and psychological needs. Our courses are evidence-based and research-informed, focusing on developing future health care workers who are professional, practical, resilient and compassionate.”
The Nursing degrees are part of an expanding range of healthcare courses at NTU, which includes the recent launch of BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and MSc Paramedic Science degrees.
These courses fit with NTU’s commitment to meeting the wellbeing and employment needs of Nottinghamshire communities and its employers, such as the NHS and other regional providers.