29 Nov 2017
The University of East London (UEL) has unveiled a new state-of-the-art clinical simulation centre at a reception marking the official launch of its new adult nursing degree.
The £250,000 simulation centre is located on UEL’s Stratford campus. Its cutting-edge tools include ’Stan’, a high-tech patient simulator mannequin. UEL hopes the new nursing course will help address the acute shortage of nurses in east London. The aim is to train local people for local jobs.
The programme is already proving extremely popular, with 600 applications for the 60 places available for the first course starting in January. A second cohort of 60 students will begin their studies next September.
Professor Nora Ann Colton, UEL’s Acting Vice-Chancellor said, “Health and wellbeing is one of UEL’s flagship areas of teaching and research. The launch of our new adult nursing programme and high-tech simulation centre underlines our commitment to the local health economy.
“This new programme will address the skill shortages in east London by producing highly trained graduate nurses to work within the local NHS, while giving local people a pathway to a challenging but highly rewarding career.”
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