24 September 2015
A new group of Jersey student nurses have commenced a degree-level training programme for local nurses within the Health and Social Services Department (HSSD).
The Pre-registration Nursing Programme in the adult field of nursing is delivered on the Island by HSSD lecturers and conferred by the University of Chester; the courses have been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The 13 Islanders make up the third year group to embark on the course, following the inaugural intake in 2013 and another group 12 months ago. The latest students are undertaking a one-week induction programme, after which they will move on to the next stage of their training.
"Our new arrivals mean that we now have a full set of students across the three year groups, with our third-year students set to complete their degrees in 2016," said Chief Nurse Rose Naylor. "By offering this degree-level training we are answering the challenges of recruiting trained nursing staff and providing an opportunity for Islanders to embark on a fulfilling career."
The Minister for Health and Social Security, Senator Andrew Green, spoke to the group in their first week of induction.
“I’m delighted to see a new group of nurses join us and commence their training,” he said. “They have a wonderful career ahead of them caring for patients in Jersey, and I’m equally pleased that students from our 2013 intake are due to graduate next summer.”