Tuesday, 13 April 2010
The training of nurses and midwives at the University of Worcester has been commended following a comprehensive inspection from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Nursing & Midwifery Council, the National Regulatory for the two professions, sets the standards of education, training and conduct that nurses and midwives need to deliver high quality healthcare consistently throughout their careers.
Its report contains a number of commendations, particularly around the University’s Institute of Health and Society’s admissions and progression and fitness to practice procedures. The University’s partnership with practice providers was also commended.
Robert Dudley, Head of Pre-Registration Nursing, said: “Along with our practice partners, the Institute is committed to ensuring that all of our graduates are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to succeed as nurses and midwives. I am delighted that the Nursing and Midwifery Council has recognised that our provision is robust and meets the very rigorous standards that are set by the Council.”
He added: “The NMC was particularly impressed with the effective teaching strategies used within the department, including the use of podcasts and simulated learning, which was identified as effective practice. The way in which students are interviewed and selected was also identified as very effective practice.”
The University trains around 200 nurses and midwives every year, many of whom go on to work in the West Midlands region.