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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 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. 


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

Karen Griffiths
Karen GriffithsSenior Lecturer

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 …

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Helen Ashwood
Helen AshwoodSenior Lecturer

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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Maxine Cromar-Hayes
Maxine Cromar-HayesSenior Lecturer

Maxine is a registered mental health nurse and has worked in a variety of settings since 1999. Her research interests include therapeutic alliances, the diagnosis and label of psychosis and the subject of personality disorder.

Our graduates

Rachel Stokes , 2014

Rachel’s midwifery studies took her to Tanzania where she delivered care at Amana Hospital, which sees on average a challenging 80-100 births each day.

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Amy Basford , 2013

Ill health in childhood sparked an interest in nursing for graduate Amy, who is now an award winning nurse specialising in infection prevention and control.

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Dr Marie Lewis , 1999

After gaining her PhD, Marie is now a Consultant Midwife, leading the development of educational resources, and training, in evidence-based care across the UK.

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