Welcome to Nursing

Following our 'Outstanding' rating in 2013, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) performed its annual monitoring event earlier this year (Nursing and Midwifery Council Annual Monitoring Report, March 2014).

We've achieved the best outcomes possible, which is an indication our professional education (including teaching and placements) is of the highest quality.

The NMC said that they:
  • commended the passion of our staff, and their proactive approach
  • were blown away by the moderation of practice assessment and the way that process informs our activities in the practice areas
  • were very impressed with our partnership working. They also commended our students.
We're committed to making sure that our students are fit for clinical practice, but also that they're passionate about the work they do. We take care to embed the NHS Constitution into our teaching every step of the way.

Nursing... a life-changing career

The career choice you're about to make could have a deep and lasting impact on a great many people in the years ahead. Nurses are critical to patient care and a vital part of the health care team.

The NHS Constitution aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism, and highlights the values necessary for this. Working together as a team to put the patient first and deliver high-quality care requires commitment, competence, a caring and compassionate approach, good communication skills and courage (The 6 Cs). If you believe you have these qualities, you should explore a career in nursing

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education offers three different fields in nursing. You can find out more about each of them at our open days.


Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign


The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely. More details on our pledge.



There is a wealth of information on the following pages to help you explore the opportunities and reach the right decision for your future. Choose your field, register for our open day and take your first step towards a career in nursing:

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