UHI to take over Highland nursing training

Written by Tom Freeman on 20 September 2016 in News

Course transfer will see nurses trained by the University of the Highlands and Islands

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Nurse training in Inverness and Stornoway is to be taken over the by the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Previously the pre-registration courses were run by the University of Stirling.

The transfer of the pre-registration nurse education programme for BSc mental health nursing and BSc adult nursing was approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


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This means students applying and enrolling from the 2017/18 academic year will receive their qualifications from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Professor Crichton Lang, deputy principal of the University of the Highlands and Islands, explained: “We are delighted to have gained institutional and programme approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which will allow us to start recruiting students for next year.

“These nursing programmes will be an important part of our new School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences which will align and develop our curriculum and research to meet the needs of the health and social care sectors in our region.”

University of Stirling health sciences and sport dean Professor Jayne Donaldson said she was pleased the courses had been transferred.

“It has taken a lot of work by both universities to get to this point and I fully believe that transferring these courses to the local educational institution is in the best interest for the students studying in the Highlands and Islands,” she said.

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