School of Health Sciences

Innovative Future Nurse programme in the School of Health Sciences approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council


The University of Nottingham has a long and distinguished history in delivering nurse education and the School is proud to announced that their Future Nurse programme was approved, with minor amendments, by the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) this week.

The School has undertaken a substantial curriculum review to ensure that the Future Nurse programme meets the ambitious standards for the level of knowledge and skills expected of nurses at the point of registration required by the NMC’s 2018 Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses.

 Feedback from the approval panel commended the following areas:

  • Student involvement and engagement in the development of the Future Nurse programme was described as exemplary
  • The commitment to the development, use and sharing of digital resources was described as exemplary
  • The introduction of the highly innovative ‘Fabulous First Year’ which offers a traditional University year and allows students to fully participate in their university experience.
  • The involvement of service users and carers in the development of the Future Nurse programme and the use and organisation of the Simulated Patient Group was described as excellent.

A student representative from a different course who was part of  the approval panel described the Future Nurse programme as: “A wonderful new course structure that will allow the nursing students to have a more fulfilled university experience and to be more connected with the university as a whole”.

Head of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Joanne Lymn, said: “This is an outstanding achievement for the School and I want to thank everyone involved both in the development of the programme and in the approval event”.

The changes to the curriculum will be introduced for the September 2019 cohort.


Posted on Friday 15th March 2019

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