An Innovative and Dynamic Community

Our community of students, staff and practitioners is committed to raising standards of patient care by developing the nursing workforce in the UK and beyond. To achieve this, our department offers high quality courses| and research opportunities| for people entering or furthering their careers in the field of adult nursing.

As health care delivery shifts from hospital to community settings, our goal is to prepare the nurses of the future to be dynamic and innovative leaders who are ready to adapt to changing roles and responsibilities in providing increasingly complex health care.

All our courses are evaluated by national professional regulatory bodies and quality assurance agencies to ensure students receive the most up-to-date and relevant teaching to help them in their career.

Excellent employment prospects
Our graduates are respected for the quality of the education and training they receive. 94% of our nursing graduates were employed in a nursing role within six months of completing their studies*

Focused career development
Each year we support around 1000 professionals to progress their career by studying CPD| and postgraduate courses in fields such as advanced|,interprofessional| or clinical practice.

Supporting employers
We recognise that sometimes organisations need specialist support. To meet individual requirements, we can tailor accredited and non-accredited programmes according to organisational needs. Contact us to find out about bespoke courses|.

Research with impact
Research| is at the heart of what we do to help develop and raise standards of patient care. Our current research activity focuses on dementia care, primary care, emergency care, and practice development. As host to the England Centre of Practice Development|, we are proud to play our part in conducting research that impacts on local, regional and national agendas.

Partnership working
Working together with organisations including the Strategic Health Authority, health care commissioners, and leading figures in hospital and community settings, we are able to plan the workforce of the future and make a difference to health and social practice in the UK.

*94.3% of our known available full-time and part-time first degree UK-domiciled graduates from a Nursing programme were employed in a nursing role six months after completing their studies (2010-2011 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education).