10th May 2005

 

UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH NEW NURSING DEGREE

 

Have you ever considered a career in nursing? If so, a new course at the University of Lincoln could be just what you’re looking for.

 

The all-new BSc Honours degree in Nursing, starting in September 2005 at the university’s Brayford Pool campus, will also provide its graduates with registration to part one of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register.

 

The innovative three-year course, based at the university’s School of Health and Social Care, is open to both school-leavers and mature students and is taught in the expanding Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences.

 

The degree will be delivered alongside the new nationally recognised qualification for social work, providing significant opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, both in the university and in practice.

 

The curriculum has been developed to meet Fitness for Practice (UKCC 1999) and NMC (2004) standards of proficiency for nursing.

 

Applicants accepted onto the course will also be eligible for an NHS means-tested bursary in addition to the student loan provided by their local education authority (LEA).

 

“This new and exciting development has been commissioned in the light of national and local public health trends and is being developed by the university and its service colleagues,” said Rachael Spencer, senior lecturer at the university’s School of Health and Social Care.

 

“The Nursing degree course reflects Lincolnshire’s requirement for a modernised workforce and represents a fantastic opportunity for people to enter the nursing profession.”

 

Anyone interested in getting more information on the Nursing degree course should contact Rachael Spencer on (01522) 886384 or email rspencer@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

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