County nurse training to move to Lincoln

The University of Lincoln will take over from the University of Nottingham the provision for adult and mental health nurse training places in Lincolnshire.

The move comes after student nurses from the University of Nottingham were told earlier this year they are no longer be able to train in Lincolnshire’s hospitals.

The courses are set to begin in September 2012 and should increase the annual intake of nursing students in Lincoln from 48 to about 180.

A new building to accommodate the new training nurses is also set to be built somewhere on the university’s Brayford campus.

Sara Owen, Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Nursing, said: “The aim is to produce excellent nursing graduates who can work in hospital and community settings.”

Peter Rolland, Head of Education Commissioning at NHS East Midlands, added: “We believe the proposal put forward by the University of Lincoln provides the best service for students, patients and services in Lincolnshire.

“It meets the needs of the local population, in particular by offering a local solution with a depth and breadth of understanding of the culture and geography of Lincolnshire.”

University of Lincoln Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: “I am delighted at the University’s success in gaining the pre-registration nursing contract for Lincolnshire.”

Source, Photo: University of Lincoln | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo