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About the Faculty


The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery is the direct descendant of the Nightingale Training School established at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1860. We are the world’s first school of nursing.


We develop leading-edge nurses and midwives of tomorrow – practitioners, partners, and leaders in their field. The Faculty is ranked as the number one faculty for nursing in the UK and number three in the world (2016/17 QS World University Rankings).

We have 200 staff and nearly 3,000 students, and are spread across four departments: Child & Family Health; Midwifery; Adult Nursing; Mental Health Nursing. We also have a strong postgraduate research programme, with activities that meets the needs of a wide range of healthcare professionals seeking continuing professional development. We are at the forefront of health services, policy and evaluation research.

Located in the heart of London on the south bank of the River Thames, our programmes meet the needs of individuals seeking to become nurses, midwives or to continue professional development after registration.

The Faculty is one of nine within King's College London, one of the top 25 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17) and a prestigious Russell Group University. King's is also the fourth oldest university in England.

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