Nurses re­turn to train in Scar­bor­ough af­ter 23 years

The Scarborough News - - NEWS -

The first trainee nurses to be based in Scar­bor­ough in 23 years have of­fi­cially be­gun their de­grees. CU Scar­bor­ough has wel­comed the first co­hort of stu­dents to its BSc Adult Nurs­ing de­gree.

The in­sti­tute is the only provider of nurs­ing train­ing on the York­shire Coast, and aims to ad­dress the short­age of qual­i­fied nurses and health­care work­ers across the area.

The course, which has been ex­panded to cope with high de­mand, will in­clude 50% the­ory and 50% prac­ti­cal work through a num­ber of place­ments.

Emily Har­ri­son, Course Leader in nurs­ing at CU Scar­bor­ough, said: “We are ex­tremely pleased to wel­come our very first nurs­ing stu­dents to CU Scar­bor­ough.

“It is very pos­i­tive that we have al­ready been able to ex­pand the num­ber of places on the course, fur­ther ad­dress­ing the skills short­ages in the area at a time when we are in des­per­ate need of more nurses.

“All of our stu­dents are en­thu­si­as­tic about de­vel­op­ing a ca­reer in the health­care pro­fes­sion,and we look for­ward to work­ing with health­care part­ners to de­liver the course and sup­port the trainees as they de­velop their skills and knowl­edge.”

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