Health Sciences

Nursing student’s epic hike in support of The Sussex Beacon

Nursing student Sammie Aplin is walking from Brighton to Devon over nine days, taking in the South Downs, New Forest and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.  Sammie and partner Paul set off on Friday 13th July. The couple are raising money in support of Sussex Beacon,  the Brighton-based charity offering specialist care for people living with HIV….

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We’ve won £4.2m for new nursing apprenticeships

We have won a contract for over £4 million to provide higher apprenticeships for the new role of Nursing Associate, bridging the gap between nursing assistants and Registered Nurses. We welcomed the first new apprenticeships to the school this week and they will spend around 40 per cent of their working time attending taught sessions or…

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New book launched to support UG nursing students learning on placement

Jessica Mills, Senior Lecturer – Nursing Academic Programme and Course Lead –  Nursing BSc(Hons) and Darren Brand, Senior Lecturer in adult nursing,  have recently published a new book, mapped closely to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards, it is designed to support pre-registration nursing students on their placements.   Our undergraduate nursing students spend 50% of their course learning…

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Theo makes the Top 100 UK Nursing and Midwifery Social Media Leaders List

Congratulations to Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer, Nursing Course Leader MSc Health (Education/ Management) who has made it into the top 100 UK Nursing and Midwifery Social Media Leaders List at position 70. Theo said, Indeed whilst the list is ‘fluid’ and the positions fluctuate depending on the social media engagement, it is exciting to be in the…

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New Year, New Career – become a nurse with Brighton in Jan 2018.

Nursing is a demanding career but in return it can give you real job satisfaction and a wide range of career opportunities, it takes commitment, intellectual ability, a desire to care for others, compassion and teamwork to be a nurse. At Brighton you will spend 50% of your time gaining professional experience through placements with…

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Health student’s very important day to remember

    As representatives of the School of Health Sciences, Midwifery student, Kirsty Rowland and mental health nursing student Ben Horton were privileged to join the Florence Nightingale Foundation in London, at their Students’ Day.

Pippa Hillen’s MoonWalk to help fight breast cancer

If you haven’t already sponsored Pippa Hillen’s moonwalking, dig deep into your pockets and your hearts to wish her well this weekend as she walking 26 miles to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer. This will be her 7th London Moonwalk and 5th London Full Moon (26.2 miles) walk, but it’s certainly…

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Great feedback and a real buzz on the Nursing Career Open Day!

Third year students had a great opportunity to meet potential employers at our recent Nursing Career Day held at the Checkland Building, Falmer site. With over 16 NHS healthcare trusts and a number of private healthcare providers from local regional areas, it was a great networking opportunity for University of Brighton nursing students, staff and…

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Postgraduate student prize

The postgraduate prize has been awarded for the second consecutive year to a student graduating from the Advanced Nurse Practitioner MSc. WENDY BRAMPTON, a nurse-sonographer working at theAdvanced Nurse Practitioner MSc overcame adversity to achieve a distinction in her dissertation. Wendy’s thesis developed a protocol for care of women with Caesarean Scar Pregnancy; a rare but life-threatening condition that…

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General practice nursing star awards

Five of our recent Introduction to General Practice Nursing students were awarded the ‘Living our Values’ award at the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) star awards night in late June. The students are HELEN GRIGOR (Judges Close Surgery), HOLLY VIVIAN (Moatfield Road Surgery), SARAH MCGARRY (Langley Corner Surgery), CHLOE CHAMBERS (Cuckfield Surgery), LISA DAVIS (Southwater Surgery).

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