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Opportunity to train as a nurse in Northumberland and North Tyneside

Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Opportunity to train as a nurse in Northumberland and North Tyneside

People with a passion for caring are being encouraged to train as a nurse with an ‘outstanding’ trust in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with the University of Sunderland to train nurses of the future.

Building on the trust’s strong foundations of nurse training, the two organisations are delivering a BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice starting in September.

The course will be a mix of theory – delivered at Sunderland University – and practice with all clinical placements carried out at hospitals and in the community across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

On successful completion of the three-year course, people will be guaranteed an interview for a job at the trust and eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an adult nurse.

For more information contact 0191 293 4257 or email or to apply visit

The course is the latest in a series of initiatives by the trust, rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, to increase the number of nurses joining the organisation.

This includes holding recruitment events, running programmes to enable people who have previously worked as qualified nurses to return to the profession and developing even closer links with its student nurses.

Emma Dawes, chief matron for education programmes at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for people in Northumberland and North Tyneside to train as nurses locally as part of our partnership with Sunderland University.

“Carrying out all ‘hands-on’ placements in our hospitals and community services, people will spend the majority of their three-year course in this area, training in their own communities.

“Despite our success recruiting nurses in recent years, given the workforce challenges facing the NHS and a large majority of nurses approaching retirement, we must continue our efforts to secure our workforce for years to come.

“We would encourage anyone who shares our passion for caring to get in touch to find out more.”

Further intakes are planned for 2019.