Royal College of Nursing (NI)
In Northern Ireland, The Open University works in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland to offer support and guidance to all those members of the nursing family who access services and training through the RCN. This includes health care assistants, managers and registrants. The OU’s Health and Social Care Faculty provides modules as core opportunities for support staff to develop academic skills and knowledge. This close relationship with RCN (NI) means it is possible for the OU to reach out to a wide audience across the five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland and the independent and voluntary sectors here, to offer academic and professional support.
Each year, The Open University attends the Nurse of the Year awards. In 2012, two students from the OU were runners-up in the Student Nurse prize.
The Open University is delighted to sponsor the Learning in Practice Award at the forthcoming 2015 RCN Nurse of the Year Awards.