Careers and employability
At LSBU, we work closely with our partners to ensure key skills are achieved.
- Pre-registration nursing (undergraduate)
- The first step to becoming a qualified nurse is to study a degree accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). All of LSBU's Nursing degrees are accredited by the NMC. As a successful graduate, you will be able to apply to join the NMC Professional Register of Nurses and once registered formally become a qualified nurse, certified to practice within the NHS.
- Pre-registration nursing (postgraduate)
- The pre-registration postgraduate diploma in nursing enables graduates from health and science based disciplines to gain professional registration in nursing on a fast track, two-year course. The first step to becoming a qualified nurse is to study a degree or postgraduate diploma accredited by the NMC. All of LSBU's Nursing programmes are accredited by the NMC. As a successful graduate you will be able to apply and join the NMC Professional Register of Nurses. Once registered, you'll formally become a qualified nurse, certified to practise within the NHS.
- Post-registration refers to a registered healthcare professional, who is qualified and working as a nurse or allied health professional. Post-registration courses are only suitable for those currently working as a healthcare professional.
50% of our training is delivered practically through on-site placements, which offer a vital part of a student's professional development. That's why we are so proud to partner with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more about Mental Health Nursing placements.
All of our individual course entries have specialist careers information. Browse mental health or learning disabilities nursing courses.
- Careers in mental health nursing
- Mental health nurses help patients overcome ill health or to come to terms with their health problems to lead as normal a life as possible. The key role and challenge in mental health nursing is to form therapeutic relationships with mentally ill people and their families. Most patients are cared for in the community. Find out more about careers in mental health nursing.
- Careers in learning disability nursing
- Learning disability nurses aim to improve the general well-being and social inclusion of people with a learning disability. This is achieved by improving and maintaining their physical and mental health, reducing any barriers they experience and supporting the person to pursue a fulfilling life. These learning disability specialists carry out skilled assessments, care planning and intervention. Find out more about careers in learning disability nursing.
Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
We have a Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) portfolio which includes a range of flexible programmes, modules, study days, e-learning and bespoke projects all meeting the needs of our service colleagues and underpinned by a robust research and practice-based culture.
Programmes are designed and implemented in collaboration with service colleagues supporting the development of a workforce to lead and innovate into the future.
Browse our online prospectus.
For further information download CPPD frequently asked questions (PDF File 293 KB).
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LSBU’s Professor Alison Leary awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019
14 June 2019
Associate nursing professor at LSBU awarded place on 70@70 leadership programme
4 June 2019
New study reveals stark gender pay inequality in UK nursing workforce
26 February 2019
Lord David Blunkett former home secretary awarded honorary doctorate
1 November 2018
LSBU academic chosen as one of the top figures in NHS history
3 July 2018
Academic wins award for pioneering research on kidney care
29 June 2018
Ground-breaking report shows gangs are more money than territory-orientated
5 June 2018
LSBU wins Partnership of the Year with St Mungo’s at the Student Nursing Times Award 2018
21 May 2018
Remodelling crowd medical services in the English football league, a study by LSBU and Millwall Football Club
4 May 2018