About Nursing at Leicester

The nursing section in the School of Allied Health Professions was established in 2017 with the appointment of Professor Dave Clarke, the inaugural Professor of Nursing at the University of Leicester. Since this time the academic team has grown and the first nursing programmes at the University have been established.

We have partnered with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to deliver these courses. Our degrees draw on the expertise of our School of Business, putting leadership at the heart of the curriculum.

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NHS Relationships

These unique nursing courses are jointly funded by the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. The idea, to combine a dual MSci qualification in nursing with leadership, originated from our NHS colleagues, who felt nurses trained to this level would be a valuable asset to the local NHS workforce.

Academics at the University of Leicester have therefore worked in partnership Leicester NHS clinicians, managers and chief nurses to develop these courses. Senior NHS staff will therefore help University Lecturers to teach and assess. Fifty per cent of your course is more conventional academic university learning but the other 50% of your learning will also be spent in the clinical practice setting, whereby you will benefit from a range of secondments in a variety of settings enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge learnt in the class room to clinical practice.

"Our healthcare organisations need nursing and midwifery leaders who can develop care across boundaries as well as being strong advocates for our patients and service users. The university of Leicester has worked in partnership with our experienced and skilled nurses and midwives who are leaders in their field of practice so I know that these new programmes will have a positive effect on healthcare"

Eleanor Meldrum, Acting Chief Nurse, Leicester’s Hospitals

"Working with the University of Leicester enables us to ensure we provide the very best experience for our future leaders of nursing and midwifery. Our partnership enables us to challenge existing models so that we are at the forefront of innovative and emerging practice. "

Anne-Maria Newham, Director of Nursing AHPs and Quality, Leicestershire Partnership Trust