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Nursing training returns to Scarborough for the first time in 23 years

CU Scarborough has had approval from Coventry University and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to deliver a BSc Adult Nursing degree.

The decision makes CU Scarborough, which is part of the Coventry University Group, the only provider of nursing training on the Yorkshire Coast.

The course was approved with no conditions following a rigorous two-day inspection from the NMC, and commendations were given for the impressive collaborative working between CU Scarborough, Coventry University’s Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and local health professionals.

CU Scarborough also received praise for its high-quality documentation and the passion and enthusiasm from all stakeholders.

The new course was announced on the same day that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated at the Conservative Party Conference that there will be a 25 per cent increase in nurse training places.

It is set to address the shortage of qualified nurses and healthcare workers along the Yorkshire coast and will welcome its first cohort of students in February next year.

CU Scarborough will work with healthcare partners, including York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, other local NHS trusts and GP practices, to deliver the course which will include 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practical work through a number of placements.

Mike Proctor, Deputy Chief Executive, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As a Trust we are absolutely committed to increasing and strengthening our nursing numbers and recruiting the correct number of staff and calibre of staff is essential to help deliver the best possible care to all patients.  Students of today become our future workforce, so delivering high quality education, placements, preceptorships and ongoing development is vital.

“Historically we have always had difficulties attracting registered nurses to the East Coast, so this development will offer new opportunities for school leavers and mature students to study to be a nurse right on their doorstep.

“The Trust is delighted with this new collaboration - which will help us sustain the nursing and care workforce for the future on the east coast.”

Nursing taster days are being held on Friday, October 27 and Friday, December 1, giving those interested an opportunity find out more about the three-year course.

05 October 2017

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The BSc Adult Nursing degree covers a wide range of subjects including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods.

Further information can be found by emailing, calling 01723 336700 or visiting the official website.

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