New Nursing courses launched at CU Scarborough

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New courses have been launched to help combat the growing problem of mental health issues, as well as helping to tackle the shortfall of nurses in Scarborough.

Friday 16 August 2019


Two new nursing courses focusing on mental rather than physical health have been launched by CU Scarborough – and places are now being offered to prospective students through Clearing.

CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, is now running a BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing course, as well as a BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing course.

Both courses, which have been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), can be applied for through UCAS’s Clearing process after this year’s A level results have been released.

The new courses will sit alongside CU Scarborough’s Adult Nursing degree, which has been offered since 2017.

Emily Harrison, Adult Nursing course leader at CU Scarborough, said the new courses were launched to help combat the growing problem of mental health issues, as well as helping to tackle the shortfall of nurses in Scarborough.

Although our Adult Nursing course has been very successful since it started, we wanted to diversify the types of training we offer to nursing students.

One in four people will have issues with their mental health at some point in their lives, so it’s crucial that today’s nurses are equipped with the knowledge of how to help patients who are struggling. The Mental Health Nursing course will give our nurses that knowledge.

And our Learning Disabilities Nursing course will focus on the how to look after patients with lifelong conditions in a variety of settings.

We are keen to support the next generation of nurses in Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast to learn the skills they need to succeed, and these new courses will help us do that.

CU Scarborough has excellent links with local hospitals and care homes, so all of our students will be able to get hands-on experience during their studies, and will have excellent employment prospects once they are qualified.

We look forward to the first set of students applying for these courses and helping fulfil the health needs of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast in the future.

Emily Harrison, Adult Nursing course leader at CU Scarborough

Anyone wishing to apply for either course through Clearing should phone CU Scarborough on 01723 336710.