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Nursing and Midwifery Council approve Marjon Nursing Degrees

Released: 10.04.24

A lecturer and nursing student practising treatment on a simulation patient.

Plymouth Marjon University is elated to announce that it has received full approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to deliver its BSc and MSc Registered Nurse programmes in multiple fields. This follows the conditional approval granted in October 2023, marking a significant achievement for the institution.

The NMC approved the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree, the MSc Nursing (Learning Disability) Apprenticeship, and the MSc Nursing (Mental Health) Apprenticeship at Plymouth Marjon.

In 2023, the University began delivering the first of several new health and wellbeing programmes, aiming to train new health and care professionals whilst bolstering and upskilling the current workforce in the South West.

Professor Saul Bloxham, Dean of Health and Wellbeing at Plymouth Marjon University, said:

"We are delighted to have attained full approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for our nursing programmes. This accomplishment is a clear sign of the dedication of our staff, as well as our commitment to providing robust and high-quality nursing education."

The University will begin welcoming students to these courses over the next six months, with the MSc Nursing (Learning Disability) Apprenticeship set to commence in May 2024. These students will become part of the vibrant Marjon community, joining Assistant Practitioners and Trainee Nursing Associates already studying on the University campus.

Professor Claire Taylor, Vice-Chancellor at Marjon, added:

“I am proud of our staff team for their hard work to achieve this significant approval. The NMC’s support signals the key investment we have in our place and our people, both in the University and greater regional community.”

Securing approval from the NMC is a significant milestone for Plymouth Marjon University, as it validates the institution's processes, curriculum, facilities, partnerships, employer relationships, and staffing expertise in delivering nursing education of the highest standards.

Enhancing these programmes are the University’s robust relationships with local and national healthcare organisations like University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, NHS England, and Livewell Southwest, bringing first-hand experiences and a broad network of professional contacts to its students, helping them to succeed both at and after university.

Plymouth Marjon delivers a range of health and care programmes from Undergraduate through to research level, including BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MSc Psychology (Conversion), and MPH Master of Public Health.

Courses are open for 2024 entry, apply here now.

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