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50 more nursing places for September 2017 entry

An additional 50 places to study adult nursing have been secured at the University of Hull.

Applications are invited for September 2017 entry.

The places, which bring the University’s total number of places to study for a nursing degree to 375 for September 2017 entry, are offered as a result of an increase in the placements available in local hospitals – which are an essential part of a nurse’s training.

University of Hull health graduates are in high demand and 100% of this year’s cohort have secured jobs. (Data from the annual Destination of Leavers from Higher Education – DLHE, the university sector’s benchmark of employability, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. 2015-6)

Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, said: ‘We are delighted that we are in a position to offer a further 50 nursing places this year.

‘As a University, we are committed to helping to address current nursing shortages in the NHS – and these extra places will continue to build on current initiatives to provide the highest standards of healthcare in the region.

‘We have a fantastic relationship with the local and regional NHS and it is through this we have been able to increase the placements we have on offer.’

We have a fantastic relationship with the local and regional NHS and it is through this we have been able to increase the placements we have on offer. Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull

Mike Wright, Executive Chief Nurse at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We have an excellent working partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University, which enables us to train and recruit highly-skilled staff.

 

‘Nurses and midwives are the lifeblood of the NHS, and our joint approach to developing them both before and after registration helps to benefit our patients and service users.  Like many NHS trusts, we are looking to increase the numbers of nurses that we train and retain locally.  As such, we are delighted to commission these extra training places with the University of Hull.’

 In addition to the extra places for nurses, the University will also offer places on other health degree courses such as paramedic science and operating department practitioner. These, along with degree courses in science, business, arts and languages, will be available through the University ‘Clearing’ admissions process which is now underway.

For those health and nursing students starting this year, the University’s £28-million new health campus will provide an amazing learning environment.

The facilities will offer students teaching and training in ‘real-life’ settings that will provide a boost to their skills and employability. The health campus, which is also home to Hull York Medical School, will provide specialised teaching facilities including a full simulated hospital ward, operating theatre and intensive care nursing facilities.

Students will be able to work alongside trainee medics, operating department practitioners, midwifery and allied health undergraduates, as well as PhD students, advanced nurse practitioners and physician associates.

This inclusive approach will provide an excellent experience for students and will help to deliver a cohesive workforce for the NHS.

Last month, the University of Hull’s largest ever cohort of nursing graduates graduated at City Hall.  

My studies really laid the foundation for my job and are put into practice every day.

Gemma Ansell, BSc Nursing graduate, University of Hull

Gemma Ansell from Hull, who graduated with a first-class BSc Nursing degree and is loving her new career, said:

“It’s really rewarding. My studies really laid the foundation for my job and are put into practice every day.

If I hadn’t taken that decision to change career I would still be sat at my desk in my old job wishing I’d made my move.” 

Like Gemma, students who will be able to study nursing as a result of the extra places at the University of Hull, will provide a boost to the NHS – and the majority will work for local health services and hospitals.

Many of this year’s nursing graduates have already been taken on by the local health services, making a real difference to their communities.

Eighty-two percent of our general adult nurses, 81% of our learning disability nurses and 74% of mental health nurses who graduated from the University last month will be working in our region, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

 

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