Our six pillars

Our Six Pillars of Learning

Our Six Pillars of Learning are the foundations of all our nursing education.

The fundamental essentials of nursing care

Exeter Nurses will be nurses first and foremost. They will be expert at caring for individuals, and in helping them perform the core activities that contribute to health, recovery or dignified death; activities that the individual would perform by themselves if they had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.

Patient and public involvement

Exeter Nurses will uphold the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’ in all their interactions with patients, carers and members of the public. The people we care for are our equals and partners.

Evidence for practice

The Exeter nurse will be a scientist practitioner, accessing, using and producing the research evidence for their practice when planning and delivering care in every nursing encounter.

No health without mental health

The Exeter Nurse will always consider and act to ensure the mental health of patients and the public is as important as their physical health.

Leadership and management

The Exeter Nurse will lead by example, ensuring that healthcare is efficient, effective and evidence-based, and inspiring confidence in others who are delivering, or receiving, healthcare.

Global health

The Exeter nurse will deliver health care in the context of a drive for worldwide health improvement (including mental health), reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.