Celebrating 30 Years of Nursing at Christ Church


In 2019 we celebrated 30 years of nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Since 1989, we have trained thousands of nurses in the fields of adult, child and mental health nursing.

Our graduates have gone on to careers within the local health and social care workforce and further afield, both nationally and internationally, in a variety of roles and settings.

We are celebrating the achievements of our alumni, staff and current students, finding out what they love most about nursing and discovering where their careers as nurses have taken them.

Debra Towse

Former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Medical Education Development) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Professerr Emerita, Debra Towse, discusses the history of Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University, the role of the nurse, and what the future holds for the profession.

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Mary's Story
1989 - Present

Mary has been an Adult Nursing Lecturer at Christ Church since the very first cohort started in 1989. Here she talks about how the course has changed, and her vision for the future of nurse education.

Find out more about Mary's story

Fiona's Story
1989 - 2018

Fiona McArthur-Rouse is former Head of the School of Nursing and alumna of Canterbury Christ Church University. Here she talks about her experience of teaching at Christ Church, how she helped to develop the curriculum and she shares her advice for nurses of the future.

Watch Fiona's story


Daniel's Story
1996 - 1999

Daniel was a Mental Health Nursing student on Project 2000, and then went on to study his postgraduate degree at Christ Church too. Learn more about how his career has lead him to many places around the world.

Learn more about Daniel's story

Amanda's Story
2006 - 2010

Amanda studied Adult Nursing with us, and now works as Lead Specialist Diabetes Nurse for Medway NHS Foundation Trust. Discover more about how her personal experiences have influenced her career.

Find out about Amanda's story

Shellee's Story
2017 - Present

Shellee is in her second year of the Adult Nursing course at Christ Church. Here she tells us about how her placements have given her opportunities and experiences that will shape her future career as a nurse.

Discover Shellee's story


Bilikis' Story
2016 - Present

Bilikis is in her third year studying Adult Nursing at our Medway campus. Find out more about her experiences on the course and what she hopes to do after she graduates.

Watch Bilikis tell her story

Start your career in healthcare

If you're thinking about starting a career in healthcare and would like to find out more about the options available, take a look at the courses we offer. 

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Share your nursing photos

Did you study nursing at Christ Church? We want to see your photos! Upload your pictures from your time as a student, alongside some text about your time here, and we will share them below. Do you recognise anyone you studied with?



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