University of Portsmouth wins bid to roll out nursing qualification

THE University of Portsmouth will start providing adult nursing education from February 2017.

University of Portsmouth vice chancellor 
Graham Galbraith
University of Portsmouth vice chancellor Graham Galbraith

The course will see 110 students enter nursing jobs from as early as summer 2020.

There are hopes that the announcement by regional NHS commissioners will provide a boost to the region and help address a shortage of nurses.

University vice-chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith said: ‘I couldn’t be more delighted to see nursing training resume once again at Portsmouth.

‘It is a very prestigious win for Portsmouth and signals a step change in our already well-established role as a provider of world class health-related courses, including those in dentistry, pharmacy, radiography, paramedic medicine, social work, healthcare science and occupational health.

‘We have a strong and established suite of courses in health-related disciplines and this will enable us to train professionals in a team setting.’