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First adult nursing course in East London

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The first adult nursing course in East London has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, in the hopes that it will go some way towards filling the nursing shortage in the region.


The Council of Nurses and Midwives approved the first adult nursing program
coursework at the University of East London. Image: Alamy

The BSc (Hons) course will be offered at the University of East London (UEL) from January 2018.

The Dean of the School of Health, Sport and Biosciences at UEL, Charmagne Barnes said:

“This program is not only important for the school, but for the university and the East London community as a whole.”

Address shortages

By training locals for local jobs, UEL hopes the new course will go some way to alleviating the severe shortage of nurses in east London.

Ms Barnes, a trained nurse, added: ‘At present there is no local provision for pre-registration nursing in East London.

“With our NHS partners, it is expected that by recruiting from the local community route, the future workforce will be provided by locally trained nurses who will stay in the area and contribute to the health economy. . “

UEL will organize this course in partnership with Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals and the North East London Foundation NHS Trusts.


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