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Welcome from the Executive Dean


Dear Student,

A very warm welcome to the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London where we bring together the best students, clinicians, academics and researchers, all focused on ensuring patients receive the best possible care underpinned by the most recent rigorous research evidence.

The Faculty traces its history back to the world’s first professional nurse training school, established by Miss Nightingale in 1860. Building on that tradition, academic ability alone is not sufficient to be a student in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care. We expect our students to have excellent academic abilities as well as the right attitudes and values to ensure patients and their families receive the best possible care. Our students and graduates exemplify caring, competence in practice and compassion. They are effective communicators, committed to excellence in care delivery and courageous to speak out when patient care is compromised. Our graduates are highly regarded and sought after.

This is the first step on your journey to a fulfilling and rewarding career. As a nurse or midwife you will find yourself challenged and rewarded every day by the opportunities to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Our commitment to you is that you will have access to excellent teachers, world class researchers and outstanding partnerships with NHS Trusts, all of us working together to ensure you have the best learning opportunities possible.

We value your feedback so please take advantage of the many opportunities to tell us about your experiences so that we can make continuous improvements during your time with us.

I encourage you to make the most of all the opportunities on offer, both academic and social. Enjoy your time here and I look forward to meeting you on campus.

Best wishes,

Professor Ian Norman

Executive Dean: Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

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