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Croydon College and Roehampton University new nursing course

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Croydon College and the University of Roehampton have announced a new partnership to deliver a timely nursing degree amid massive demand for additional nurses.

On Wednesday July 15, the two educational institutions said they would welcome applications for a BSc degree in adult nursing from September 2021 in a “new state-of-the-art nursing suite at Croydon College” .

A joint college and university statement pointed out that many Croydon College students continued their education at Roehampton and said the new course would “deepen” that relationship.

“It is a long-standing ambition of the College to bring a nursing degree to Croydon, in order to better meet the needs of the local economy and the community it serves,” said a spokesperson.

“This year, in recognition of the current public health crisis, the College is opening, from September, a new Roehampton University Study Center on the College premises.

“This will give advancing Croydon students enrolled in Roehampton degrees the opportunity to begin their studies remotely, in a safe and supportive educational environment,” they added.

The announcement of a new nursing course available in South London was timely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There is also currently a significant shortage of nurses in the UK.

According to the Royal College of Nurses, there are around 40,000 vacancies for nurses in the UK in 2020.

Cairoen Mitchell, principal and CEO of Croydon College, welcomed Wednesday’s announcement:

“Croydon College is proud to partner with the University of Roehampton, building on a strong relationship with a university that is already a popular choice for our students, who will see the benefit of being able to study locally as part of ‘a London-based campus, “she said.

“Croydon College is committed to providing the communities we serve the opportunity to access further and higher education locally, continuing to meet the needs of our residents and employers and enabling them to thrive,” said she added.

Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard, rector of the University of Roehampton, hailed the couple’s “shared values” on Wednesday:

“Partnering with Croydon College, which shares our values ​​and aspirations for their students, will enable us to provide excellent higher education to the people of Croydon and to support its businesses, education and healthcare sectors, its industries of sport and creation, ”he said.

Other details about the new partnership, according to the release, include:

• A scholarship program for Croydon College students to study other degrees at the University of Roehampton, providing further opportunities

• Future plans within the partnership will also include the provision of degrees in broader fields of study, including those that support the creative industries.

• The two organizations will also collaborate on a range of activities, including sharing best practices in education and student support.