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The University aims to launch nursing programme in 2018

Nursing plans unveiled

The University of Exeter Medical School will be launching a series of training and education programmes to develop the nurses of the future.

The Medical School plans to work closely with local NHS partners to offer high-quality programmes, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, that meet the complex needs of the modern health service.

The University will be applying for Approved Education Institution (AEI) status from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), with the aim of launching an innovative undergraduate programme in 2019. 

The University of Exeter Academy of Nursing initiative is being led by Professor David Richards. David has been a nurse for over 30 years and is currently President of the European Academy of Nursing Science.  He is also an NIHR Senior Investigator – one of only four nurses in the group of researchers regarded by NIHR as the top 200 in England.  David leads the University's Complex Interventions Research Group.

Professor Richards said: “I’m delighted to be leading Exeter’s plans to develop provision for nurse education.  It’s an exciting time for us to be doing this, as the NMC has announced a revision of pre-registration education standards for nurses and we hope our programmes will be part of the new vision for nurse education in the 21st century.”

Professor Angela Shore, Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School, said: “We’re really looking forward to working with our NHS partners to deliver high-quality, innovative, tailored education for nurses and developing the nurse workforce of the future.”



Date: 13 September 2016

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