Friday, 10 April 2015
The University of Worcester has been named on the shortlist for the Student Nursing Times’ Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration) award.
The organisation will host its annual award ceremony in London next month, and recently announced the shortlisted candidates in each of the 18 categories.
The awards celebrate the achievements of the student nurses and educational establishments who are guiding and shaping the future of nursing, and this year received a record number of entries across all categories.
This is the third year in which Worcester – recognised as one of the country’s leading providers of nurse education – has been nominated in this category.
Robert Dudley, Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science at the University of Worcester, says: “The outstanding experience that our students receive here at Worcester is reflected in several influential reports, and now in this award nomination – our third in consecutive years.
“The University’s highly-qualified teaching team, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative teaching methods and relationship with its local Trust partners all enable students to become outstanding practitioners, delivering safe and effective high quality care in a range of health care environments.
“An essential feature of nurse education in Worcester, also embedded within the compassionate ethos of the University, is the integration of ethical reflection and a strong focus on values-led care which is at the heart of the university’s teaching.”
He adds: “The University produces highly employable alumni, achieving 100% employability rates for its Nursing graduates; our graduates are highly sought after locally, as well as further afield.”
The University’s health facilities have recently been boosted by the addition of several new Clinical Simulation Suites on campus, plus a Mobile Skills Laboratory and a training ambulance, in which the healthcare professionals of the future can hone their skills in a realistic environment.
In the past twelve months, the Nursing department has also hosted visits by Health Education England’s Chief Nurse, Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, and Health Education England Chief Executive, Ian Cumming; ensuring that Worcester students have the opportunity to hear and question those in senior leadership positions within the profession.
The Student Nursing Times awards evening will take place on May 7 at London’s Park Lane Hilton.