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School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Buckinghamshire New University has a long history of training people in the healthcare sector and giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care.

Nursing, midwifery and care are all dynamic, people-focused professions requiring not just technical and practical skills, but strong communication and management abilities.

All of our courses are designed to help ensure that practitioners are excellently equipped to care for their patients and thrive as an essential part of our health service. We work with the NHS, private and independent sector to give our students real-world experience as part of their course. Not only does this allow them to put their learnings into practice, but it also ensures they're highly employable upon graduation.

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The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a good track record in training, nurturing and empowering the future leaders in health and social care. We believe in a culture of excellence and quality which are informed by the professional values of healthcare. At the heart of what we do is listening to our students and key stakeholders and working collaboratively to promote a community of healthcare professionals trained by Buckinghamshire New University, who stay and work locally.

Professor Margaret Rioga and Dr Paul Maloret - Heads of Nursing and Midwifery School

Learn from the experts

Staff within the School of Nursing and Midwifery bring a wealth of clinical expertise in their teaching. As well as receiving top-class lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. 

In addition, guest speakers regularly deliver sessions for students within the University to ensure we give a diverse range of views and experiences to our students. These include lectures from expert specialist roles, to sessions speaking with local patients and carers to gain a real understanding of the varied needs of our community.

Leading facilities at your disposal

The School teaches courses across our three campuses (Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Uxbridge), each with their own state-of-the-art simulation facilities. We recognise simulation as an essential part in disseminating the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for student learning.

Within this style of learning, real-time evolving clinical situations can be simulated, repeated and evaluated using reflection and debriefing. This enables students to take an active role in their learning, promoting confidence, developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and helping to gain essential skills and knowledge.

Putting theory into practice

We work closely with a number of NHS Trusts and independent care partners in the region to provide students with clinical placements, both in hospitals and out in the community. Throughout their time on placement, students are exposed to a diverse range of learning experiences supported by practice supervisors, practitioners and practice visitors. 

View the full list of partners we work with.

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Building on your knowledge

On top of our apprenticeships, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we also offer a number of Continuing Professional Development courses across our campuses – great for qualified health and social care practitioners to enhance their skills and knowledge. We have a strong track-record of creating and running bespoke training of these courses for NHS Trusts, healthcare services, support groups and charities.

Four student nurses in uniform stood around a simulation hospital bed with a child laying down on it

Buckinghamshire New University has a long history of training people in the healthcare sector and giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care.

Nursing, midwifery and care are all dynamic, people-focused professions requiring not just technical and practical skills, but strong communication and management abilities.

All of our courses are designed to help ensure that practitioners are excellently equipped to care for their patients and thrive as an essential part of our health service. We work with the NHS, private and independent sector to give our students real-world experience as part of their course. Not only does this allow them to put their learnings into practice, but it also ensures they're highly employable upon graduation.

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