"We encourage people to drop in and find out more about our new adult nursing course, to speak to our brilliant and friendly staff and students and there is even the chance they could be offered a place on our September cohort the same day."
Dr Ann Ewens, Dean of the School of Health and Social Care
Staffordshire University is celebrating International Nurses Day tomorrow (May 12) with news of a new degree course to launch at its Stoke-on-Trent campus.
The BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Adult) course currently runs at the University's Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education at Stafford and Shrewsbury.
However, from September the University will be running an additional course at its Stoke-on-Trent campus aimed at those people interested in gaining a nursing qualification which is recognised around the world.
Dean of the School of Health and Social Care Dr Ann Ewens said: "This will be the first degree course to connect across all three sites and we’re very excited as we’ll be able to cater to more people who are passionate about a career in nursing."
Nursing students on the Stoke course will be studying alongside those enrolled on degrees in Health and Social Care, Social Welfare Law and Social Work. To replicate the specialist facilities available at the Centres of Excellence, work is starting on two new Clinical Skills Labs which will form part of a modern Simulation Suite complete with control rooms and a de-briefing room.
People interested in the new course will be able to find out more at two dedicated Open Days taking place in the University’s Beacon Building on College Road on Wednesday 23rd May and Thursday 24th May from 10am to 8pm.
Dr Ewens added: "We encourage people to drop in and find out more about our new adult nursing course, to speak to our brilliant and friendly staff and students and there is even the chance they could be offered a place on our September cohort the same day."
Nursing students typically spend 50 per cent of their time on placement across a range of hospital and community settings, which includes shift work, to give them the full range of learning experiences. Staffordshire University enjoys excellent partnerships with University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust and other placement settings throughout Staffordshire.
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