Mike Wright, Executive Chief Nurse at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We have an excellent working partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University, which enables us to train and recruit highly-skilled staff.
‘Nurses and midwives are the lifeblood of the NHS, and our joint approach to developing them both before and after registration helps to benefit our patients and service users. Like many NHS trusts, we are looking to increase the numbers of nurses that we train and retain locally. As such, we are delighted to commission these extra training places with the University of Hull.’
In addition to the extra places for nurses, the University will also offer places on other health degree courses such as paramedic science and operating department practitioner. These, along with degree courses in science, business, arts and languages, will be available through the University ‘Clearing’ admissions process which is now underway.
For those health and nursing students starting this year, the University’s £28-million new health campus will provide an amazing learning environment.
The facilities will offer students teaching and training in ‘real-life’ settings that will provide a boost to their skills and employability. The health campus, which is also home to Hull York Medical School, will provide specialised teaching facilities including a full simulated hospital ward, operating theatre and intensive care nursing facilities.
Students will be able to work alongside trainee medics, operating department practitioners, midwifery and allied health undergraduates, as well as PhD students, advanced nurse practitioners and physician associates.
This inclusive approach will provide an excellent experience for students and will help to deliver a cohesive workforce for the NHS.
Last month, the University of Hull’s largest ever cohort of nursing graduates graduated at City Hall.