The placements with our clinical partners in world-class hospitals attract many of our students. But it’s only when they join us, they realise what it really means to part of our nursing community. We develop innovative teaching methods to prepare our students for practice. Most importantly, we listen to what they say about our courses and the way they learn. To make sure healthcare moves forward, we need to unravel challenges and find solutions. That’s why it’s vital that we collaborate with other departments within the Faculty and wider university community.
Growing an experienced team
The Department has a close-knit team of tutors, lecturer practitioners, clinical teachers and lecturers that teach across our pre- and post-registration courses. Their expertise is invaluable to students who are beginning their journey and healthcare professionals taking the next step in their career. Our clinical teachers share their experiences in the lecture theatre to bring learning alive. Listening to their insight, students grasp how to tackle the everyday challenges they’ll face when they graduate.
We want to deliver a curriculum that creates compassionate and curious nurses who want to provide the best care they can.
Stacey Marr, Senior Teaching Fellow
Developing the next generation of child and public health professionals
We offer two routes to registration as a children’s nurse and a specialist community public health nurse course. For qualified nurses, we also offer professional development modules, masters degrees and research degree programmes. Everything we do is geared towards preparing students for their career. Alongside clinical placements and simulated practice, we arrange training sessions to build specialised skills. For example, we hold workshops to teach Makaton (a language programme using signs and symbols). For that extra boost of confidence before they graduate, we run transition sessions to make the move from student to professional as smooth as possible.
I wanted to be at distinguished hospitals like Guys & St. Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, University College London Hospital & Imperial College London Hospital – nowhere else could offer me all of these.
Jamie, BSc Children's Nursing student