The arrival of a new year is often the time when many people consider developing new skills, switching careers or taking on a new challenge.
And those considering a career in nursing have the opportunity to find out more from the University of Cumbria this weekend.
Its campuses in Fusehill Street, Carlisle and Bowerham Road, Lancaster are hosting dedicated nursing open days on Saturday (12 January), starting at 11am.
The University of Cumbria is one of the few establishments in the country to offer undergraduate degree courses in all four disciplines of nursing – adult, children’s, mental health and learning disabilities.
Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the university’s courses deliver high standards of career focused education and training with all students being in work or further study within six months of graduating.
The University of Cumbria works closely and collaboratively with local health trusts – including Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust and Morecambe Bay NHS Trust – to provide students with opportunities to build up a network of contacts in the medical sector through varied placements.
Upon graduating, students are eligible to join the NMC Register.
The University of Cumbria offers small class sizes taught by highly experienced teachers. It also offers help with financial issues, childcare, placements and travel.
To those seeking a nursing career, Dr Louise Nelson, the university’s head of nursing, health and professional practice, said: “You will make a difference every single day, in every single way, to patients, carers and the wider community.
“The next generation of nurses can look to find their place with us here at the University of Cumbria. Our open days offer people the chance to find out more about what the courses entail, meet staff and tutors, tour our facilities and discover more about the university and what it offers.”
For further details and to book places at Saturday’s events, visit https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/open-events/
Read more about careers in nursing at our blog https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/blog/articles/what-is-nursing.php