24th January 2001

 

TRAINING FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES

 

A course for nurses working in occupational health continues to go from strength to strength at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Thirty students are already enrolled on the ENB-approved Occupational Health Nursing programme which was launched at the Lincoln campus of ULH in November 1999 - and new students are always welcome.

 

Study on the programme leads to an ENB N61 qualification in occupational health nursing and also gives the successful student 72 CATS (Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme) points at diploma level.

 

This September the university launches a new degree course leading to a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Health Nursing as part of the work-based learning degree programme at ULH.

 

The university hopes that the degree programme will also have received Specialist Practitioner Status by this time.

 

“The Occupational Health Nursing programme comprises six units that can be studied flexibly on block release while the student continues to work,” said course leader Jan Gilbert. “The normal period of study is between six and 24 months, with each unit being assessed separately and requiring attendance on campus in Lincoln for between three and four days.

 

“Students can apply for APL / APEL for up to two units and in this way may only need to undertake 4 of the six units.”

 

Students pay a £500 course fee which is currently being subsidised by the university. For more information contact Jan Gilbert on Lincoln 886374 or June Owen on Lincoln 886170.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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