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Why join us?

Society faces an increasing need for nursing, midwifery, and palliative care across the world. We believe our education and research can help improve healthcare for people globally by delivering and developing the leaders and professionals of the future and through research which contributes substantially to the evidence base of their professional practice.

This is an exciting time to join the Faculty as we look to refresh our overall strategy, and encourage stronger integration between research, education, and care services for the benefit of students, staff, and care practice. We are proud of our community’s rapid response and life-saving contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic across education, research and clinical services and the hard work of our staff and students during these times. As we look to the future, we are considering how the rapid redevelopment and considerable expansion of our digital offering and ways of working will contribute to the refresh of our strategic ambitions.

About the Faculty

The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) is a world-leading centre for research, education and training. Our vision is to become the leading centre in the world for the education of nurses, midwives, and palliative care professionals and for high quality, impactful applied clinical and health research.

Research that transforms and innovate

Our research transforms health, quality of life and care across nursing, midwifery, palliative and end of life care, rehabilitation and related clinical, health and social sciences. Our teams develop, understand, implement, and evaluate interventions, therapies, and care across our fields. We build knowledge, lead policy and practice and improve outcomes for patients and those important to them. We address complex, multi- and interdisciplinary health and social challenges locally, nationally and internationally. Our flourishing Nightingale-Saunders Complex Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Unit (NSU), supports high quality complex clinical trials and related studies in nursing, midwifery, palliative care, rehabilitation and relevant heath care and clinical studies.

We work with local services and our partner NHS Trusts, lead national studies supported by NIHR, UKRI, EU and NIH and globally, and major research programmes in Africa and Asia. At King’s College London we work closely with Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts, and together we make up King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. Our global studies are in collaboration with King’s Global Health Institute, which provides a focal point for King’s large academic community of Global Health researchers and students.

Education that inspires and improves

Our pre-registration courses are designed to prepare students for their career, and we offer qualified nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals the chance to continue their learning through professional development. Through our deep relationships with NHS Trusts across London and the South East, our pre-registration students have the chance to immerse themselves in practice and work alongside professionals with wide ranging clinical expertise.

Our Faculty has a growing intake of international students. We also have international education collaborations with Nanjing Health School in China and Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore. Our programme in Singapore is the first King’s degree taught fully outside of the UK and is designed to equip qualified nurses with critical skills that will transform the way they approach challenges in their career.

A supportive community where you can grow and succeed

Developing our staff is important to us. We offer a clear and transparent academic promotion process as well as support for academic supervision and research grant applications. This year, we also launched the Nightingale-Saunders Centre for Doctoral Studies, to grow and support new and emerging research talent.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are embedded into all our work. We believe in co-creating, celebrating difference, championing positive action and providing an inclusive environment for all our students and staff. The Faculty holds two Silver Athena SWAN awards for our commitment to gender equality, with an ambition to achieve gold in future submissions.