The first trainee nurses to be based in Scarborough in 23 years have officially begun their degree, with the course increasing the number of places to cope with demand.
CU Scarborough has welcomed the first cohort of students to its BSc Adult Nursing degree.
The institute is the only provider of nursing training on the Yorkshire Coast, and is dedicated to addressing the shortage of qualified nurses and healthcare workers across the area.
It has already shown a commitment to this by expanding the course, increasing the number of places offered after receiving a high number of applications.
CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, is working with healthcare partners, including York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, other local NHS trusts and GP practices, to deliver the course which will include 50 percent theory and 50 percent practical work through a number of placements.
Emily Harrison, Course Leader in Nursing at CU Scarborough, said:
We are extremely pleased to welcome our very first nursing students to CU Scarborough.
It is very positive that we have already been able to expand the number of places on the course, further addressing the skills shortages in the area at a time when we are in desperate need of more nurses.
All of our students are enthusiastic about developing a career in the healthcare profession, and we look forward to working with healthcare partners to deliver the course and support the trainees as they develop their skills and knowledge.