The Open University (OU) is releasing a new report in partnership with National Health Executive into the use of Enquiry-based learning (EBL) within nurse education. The innovative teaching style closes the theory-practice gap, especially crucial within the nursing profession.
The Open University works with more than 2,800 organisations to provide earn and learn opportunities. As a sign of the learning and development it provides its own staff, the OU is a member of The 5% Club, a charity which promotes inspire positive action for increased and accessible workplace learning.
There is an acute shortage of learning disability nurses in England. Traditionally a small field of nursing, demand has been increasing in recent years. “The learning disability nursing workforce is growing,” says Erica Goddard, Staff Tutor, Nursing at The Open University (OU).
A few years ago, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW NHS Trust) decided to change its recruitment strategy in order grow its local nursing workforce. The numbers of nursing professionals was declining on the island and opportunity to qualify was somewhat limited, so the Trust partnered up with The Open University (OU) to offer a new flexible educational route through the Apprenticeship Levy.
The Open University and TrainingZone partnered together to run an event in June to inspire organisations to tap into the ambition of their people. The event was hosted by TrainingZone editor Becky Norman and renowned learning analyst Laura Overton.
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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc is home to the most productive Life Sciences cluster in Europe. The Oxford-Cambridge Universities Project is looking to better understand and harness this wealth of economic resource for the benefit of the region. The Arc has launched a project to understand what is required for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc to be one of the world’s leading clusters of innovation and economic activity in Life Sciences.