Posted: Friday, 4th May 2012
The Adult Nursing team in London
MMU has been pipped in a national competition to find the UK’s top university for adult nursing.
The inaugural Nursing Times (Student) Awards saw the Department of Nursing at Gaskell come up against Southampton, Manchester, Glyndwr and Stirling, with the Scottish college taking the title.
The five-strong shortlist was drawn up from evidence presented by the individual universities and their students.
Head of Nursing Paul Tubbs said: “The NT asked us to put our case and requested supporting statements from the Dean and myself and from a selection of students and a service user.”
Once shortlisted, the students concerned had to complete a questionnaire for the NT.
Added Paul: “I would say that coming in the top five nationally puts us in a very strong position and raises our profile.
“Congratulations to Jacqueline Gladwin and all her colleagues in the team.”
MMU was nominated for its Adult Nursing Programme BSc (Hons) & DipHE and comes as little surprise given some excellent student satisfaction scores in recent years.”
Jacqui Gladwin, principal lecturer said: "We are a small provider in comparison to the other finalists and I feel that our strengths really are the personal support students get from the programme team and the collaborative relationships we have with our students, practice partners and our service users."
Jenni Middleton, Editor of the Nursing Times and Student Nursing Times, said: “It has been wonderful to the excellent job our educational providers have been doing to shape and inspire our nurses of the future.”