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Next generation of nurses to be trained at NTU

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.

Male and female nurse in a hospital
Graduates will enter the profession as a Registered Nurse

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.

Find out more about NTU’s Adult and Mental Health Nursing degrees.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

    A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 87% satisfaction score in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Published on 13 May 2020
  • Category: Press office; School of Social Sciences