Newman University in Birmingham, UK is set to open a new nursing department following a £3 million investment from the government. The department is expected to train up to 300 nurses annually and will be housed in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with modern technology and equipment.
The nursing department will offer a range of courses, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in nursing, as well as continuing professional development programs for qualified nurses. The courses will focus on providing students with the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the healthcare sector.
The opening of the new nursing department comes at a time when there is an urgent need for trained nurses in the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on the healthcare system, and there is a growing demand for skilled healthcare professionals to help care for patients.
The investment in the new nursing department at Newman University is part of the government’s broader plan to boost the number of nurses in the UK. The plan aims to train an additional 50,000 nurses by 2024, in order to meet the growing demand for healthcare services in the country.
Speaking about the new nursing department, Professor Jackie Dunne, Vice-Chancellor of Newman University, said: “We are delighted to be opening this new nursing department, which will play a crucial role in training the next generation of nurses. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having skilled healthcare professionals, and we are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
The new nursing department is set to open in September 2023, and is expected to become a leading provider of nursing education in the UK. The investment in the department is a welcome development for the healthcare sector, and is expected to have a positive impact on the quality of care provided to patients across the country.