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Careers and employability

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We take the future employability of our students very seriously

Our courses are tailor-made to provide the skills required to develop successful nursing careers.

At LSBU, we work closely with our partners to ensure key skills are achieved.

Useful terminology

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
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.

Nursing placements

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.

Nursing careers

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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