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Nursing and Midwifery

Excellent facilities

Learn and practice procedures in a safe environment with our brilliant Lecturers

Work placements

Opportunities to learn in leading NHS Trusts

NMC accredited courses

Gain professionally recognised qualifications that can take you anywhere

Our courses in adult and children’s nursing, mental health nursing and midwifery will give you a professional edge in the healthcare sector. 

Fuel your passion for healthcare with a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and leave with a professional qualification. You'll be supported in our clinical skills labs and simulation suite with the best possible learning facilities, in our dedicated learning spaces, in Stoke-on-Trent, Shrewsbury and Stafford. 

You'll be supported all the way through your course by personal tutors, field/course leads for your chosen subject area and mentors in clinical practice, along with student guidance advisors and study skills support. Peer mentoring from fellow students is also available. 

You'll gain experience in a variety of settings including hospital and community, within our partner trusts and independent providers. 

Facilities

Work experience and careers

Whichever health course you choose to study at Staffordshire University, you will have the opportunity to work in a great range of diverse clinical practice learning placements, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

Whatever your specialism, you'll get to practice in a caring, compassionate and competent manner and you'll enter the job market with a clear edge over the competition. 

Highly-skilled and experienced mentors will play a pivotal role in supporting you in practice, as well as guiding you through assessment. They'll plan and co-ordinate your learning experience, balancing the amount of direct supervision you require against independent learning. Wherever you live we'll advise and support you in your travel arrangements. 

Our students fully engage in diverse and dynamic placement environments which enable them to be totally equipped to work in any healthcare environment.

Placement Opportunities: 

Our NHS settings include: 

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) 

  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust 

  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust  

  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust 

  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust 

  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital 

 

Our students

Katie Arman
Nursing Practice (Child) student

My elective placement was a fantastic opportunity and I’m honoured to be able to share my experience. The enthusiasm, support and encouragement from the staff at Staffordshire University was extremely positive.

Annrose Boakye
Midwifery student

I have been lucky enough to work with the community midwives, on the birthing unit, on delivery suite, also on maternity and medical wards. The variety of placements have given me a range of skills and knowledge which have helped me develop as a midwife.

Jedaine Angus
Nursing Practice (Child)

It's been nice to have a range of placements. We go to Telford, Shrewsbury and Stoke so we get to see different Trusts and how they work.

Katrina Riches
Nursing Practice (Adult)

Everybody that I know within my cohort has received not only one job offer, but a few of them have received several job offers – and it's all thanks to the training we've received and the variety of placements that we've had. It's opened your eyes to areas that you didn't think you'd experience or that you'd be interested in.

Our staff

Traci Hudson
Traci HudsonLead Midwife for Education

Traci's specialist areas are intranatal care, leading and managing obstetric emergencies, home births and water births.

She teaches on modules covering all aspects of midwifery care as well as clinical skills, applied physiology and pathophysiology and obstetric emergencies.

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Karen Griffiths
Karen GriffithsCourse Leader: Nursing Practice (Child)

Karen’s interests are in student placement learning, orthopaedic nursing and the student experience. She completed her Masters’ degree dissertation on student nurses with dyslexia in clinical practice.

Karen is Practice Learning Allocation Lead and is a Senior Higher Education Academy Fellow.

Louise Bouic
Louise BouicCourse Leader: Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

Louise is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a registered nurse.

She teaches modules on law and legislation for pre-registration nurses & paramedics and Operating Department Practitioners. Louise is also a Magistrate.

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Helen Ashwood
Helen AshwoodCourse Leader - Nursing Practice (Adult)

Helen is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register and a Senior HEA Fellow.

She teaches on modules including Clinical Skills, Competent Adult Nurse and Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviour.

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Susan Jackson
Susan JacksonSenior Lecturer

I have worked in the clinical nursing and midwifery field since 1980 and currently maintain a small clinical practice within the contraception and sexual health arena.

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