Colleagues secure career pathway opportunity on nursing programme

Four care colleagues have become the second cohort to secure a place on our Pre-Registration Nursing programme in partnership with the Open University (OU).

In 2019, we launched a new career pathway programme, offering colleagues the opportunity to apply for funded places on the Pre-registration Nursing degree with the Open University. The part-time programme typically takes four years to complete, with successful students qualifying as a registered adult or mental health nurse.

Congratulations to our colleagues, Robert Bayliss, Lorita Zammit, Chelsey Hall and Sarah Prescott who will begin their studies in February 2021. Our colleagues will continue to work with us while enhancing their skills and knowledge via practical and theoretical learning.

The part-time home study with the OU is primarily delivered through distance learning such as webinars and digital resources which is flexible around other commitments. Support is also provided from a tutor throughout the duration of the programme. Students will also gain vital practical experience from work placements in partnership with the NHS, where they will benefit from the supervision of qualified nurses who also act as mentors.

The programme is part of our commitment to invest in our people, and creates a structured career pathway for our colleagues to become registered nurses.

Successful candidate, Lorita, told us: “I’m thankful for this opportunity, and I am very excited and eager to start my new journey to study adult nursing.”

Congratulations and we wish you all the best!