The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery is directly descended from the world’s first professional school of nursing established by Florence Nightingale at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1860. Our experience of taught postgraduate programmes dates back to 1985, making us one of the UK’s longest-established providers of postgraduate education in nursing.
The School incorporates the National Nursing Research Unit, which carries out a programme of research mainly funded by the Department of Health. King’s has been consistently rated as one of the top nursing research departments in the UK, producing high quality research which is recognised both nationally and internationally.
Highly regarded by leading NHS Trusts, and a member of the King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre, the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s College London develops leading-edge managers and practitioners able to deliver world-class healthcare in the UK and across the world.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
The School of Nursing & Midwifery offers a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. Research students participate in a School Induction event as well as a Graduate School Induction to King's. Alongside the Advanced Research Methods modules, a programme of masterclasses and an annual research symposium offered by the School, postgraduate research students can benefit from the Graduate School Researcher Development Programme throughout their studies. Research students are allocated two supervisors and meet regularly for supervision and review of progress. Progress is also reviewed formally by the Postgraduate Research Committee at set points in the academic year. Student representatives co-ordinate a postgraduate student support network and play an important role in communicating students' feedback about their learning experiences and the support infrastructure to inform ongoing programme
Master's and research students can also take advantage of a range of information literacy courses and other opportunities to improve their use of information tools, software and services thanks to the support offered by our Information Service's Systems department (ISS).
King's provides an integrated archive, library and IT service to all its students. Information Services Centres and libraries are located at all of the main sites of the College and provide access to the major services and resources that support research and learning. Specific postgraduate zones are made available to students in various ISS centres. The print and electronic nursing, midwifery and health collections include books, journals, theses and reference tools, library catalogues, bibliographic and full text databases and internet resource discovery tools. ISS can also advise on access to alternative libraries, information services and relevant professional collections including the British Library and the Royal College of Nursing. Research students also benefit from a newly refurbished study suite in the James Clerk Maxwell Building, access to Graduate Lounges and Graduate Zones in the ISS centres on the different campuses.
Sources of funding include: ESRC/MRC, DoH, NCCSDO, Guy's and St Thomas' Charitable Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the Health Foundation, NHS London, the European Union, HEFCE, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, EPSRC, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Burdett Trust, European Oncology Nursing Society, Macmillan, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Funding may also be available through the Graduate School.
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery
0207 848 3571/3024/3233/3705
020 7848 3680
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery
King's College London
James Clerk Maxwell Building
57 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8WA
Undergraduate students: 1504
Graduate taught students: 447
Graduate research students: 92