Our current nursing degrees meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) 2010 Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education. In 2016 the NMC started the process of developing new standards, which will be published in April/May 2018. We will deliver new degrees based on these standards from September 2019. For the first time we will offer learning disability nursing, as well as adult nursing and mental health.
From September 2017-January 2018, we ran seven curriculum partnership events and we were delighted that 195 people took part. We held these events in Nottingham, Belfast, Leeds, Newcastle, Exeter, Tunbridge Wells and Winchester. We also held an afternoon session at the Annual Nursing Partnership Meeting in Scotland, conducted skype meetings with practice tutors and module tutors from across the UK, and held individual phone calls with service users/carers and alumni in Scotland. A good mix of stakeholders attended our events, including employer representatives, mentors, OU practice tutors and module tutors, service users/carers, students and alumni. Nation/locality and central academics attended each event.
Altogether, we have captured rich information that we are now using as we start planning the new programme. This report Stakeholder consultation report_final March 2018 provides a summary of all the discussions at our events, combined with information from the additional consultation activities.
Don’t forget it is National Apprenticeships week. If you would like any further details regarding what apprenticeships we offer please go to the following links:
We also offer the Higher Apprentice Nursing Associate.
Thank you for your continued support Dr Lesley Baillie. Senior Lecturer and Qualifications lead, Nursing
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If you would like to contact us then please use WELS-Nursing-QA@open.ac.uk