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Explore our videos and useful links below to meet academics, learn more about student life in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, and get your questions answered.

A community of healthcare professionals in the making

Much like you'll find in London’s hospitals and care settings, our students and staff are diverse; bringing an array of backgrounds and experiences to the learning environment. Our teaching team are all registered nurses & midwives with lived experience in their field to give you the best insight into life on the ward ahead of your clinical placements, which could include world-renowned NHS trusts such as Guy's & St. Thomas' Hopsital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College Hospital London and King's College Hospital.

Find out how our teaching team work with students to support your learning from Nursing Lecturer Freya McFadden.

Student life in the School of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Meet Leah, Children's Nursing student

  • Meet Alexis, Mental Health Nursing student

  • Meet Rita, Adult Nursing student

  • Meet Mary, Children's Nursing student

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Placements at LSBU

During your Nursing degree you will spend 50% of your programme on placement, so it’s important to choose a university that offers placement opportunities that work for you and suit your needs.

Our central campus in Elephant & Castle is a short distance from some of our world-renowned placement partners; Guys & St Thomas’ , University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street , St Barts Health NHS Trust  & King’s College Hospitals  are all within a few miles of campus. LSBU’s Institute of Health & Social Care works with over 40 NHS Trusts, private hospitals , GP surgeries, Special Schools; a wide range of Private, Independent and Voluntary Organisations offering our students diverse and pertinent placement opportunities.

At LSBU, BSc course practice hours are spread across 8 placement across the 3 year programme, with each placement lasting 6-12 weeks in duration.  PGDip/MSc programmes have 7 placements across the 2 year programme each being 5-12 weeks in duration.

Adult Nursing

All BSc, PGDip & MSc Adult Nursing students are assigned a host Trust. The host Trust commits to supporting the student in the practice-based components of the programme .  Adult Nursing students will typically attend a range of placement types across wards within their Trust, including medical, surgical, critical care, outpatient and community.  Community placements are typically outside of the host Trust. Students can also be offered other types of out-of-Trust placements such as in social care, nursing home, hospice or GP Practice .

Our host Trusts within Adult Nursing include :

  • Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Cleveland Clinic London
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust
  • Homerton NHS Trust
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

Children's Nursing

All BSc, PGDip & MSc Children’s Nursing students are assigned a host Trust. The host Trust commits to supporting the student in the practice-based components of the programme. Children’s Nursing students will typically attend a range of placement types across wards within their Trust, including medical, surgical, critical care, outpatient and community. Community placements are typically outside of the host Trust. Students can also be offered other types of out-of-Trust placements such as in a hospice or Special Schools.

Our host Trusts within Children’s Nursing include :

  • Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust including Evelina London Children’s Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mental Health Nursing

All BSc, PGDip & MSc Mental Health Nursing students are assigned a host Trust. The host Trust commits to supporting the student in the practice-based components of the programme. Mental Health nursing students typically undertake a community and low-intensity in-patient placement in their first year, and then a range of mental health speciality placements thereafter such as home treatment teams, forensic services, memory services, addiction services or CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). Students can also be offered out-of-Trust placements, such as private hospitals, social care services and independent addiction services .

Our trusts for Mental Health Nursing include:

  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Learning Disability Nursing

The vast majority of BSc Learning Disability nursing students have a host Trust.  A lot of Learning Disability services are in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Organisations , and this is reflected in the portfolio of placement opportunities on offer for our Learning Disability students inside and outside their host Trust.  Placements typically include LD community teams, children and young people services, Special Schools and adult supported living services.

Our host Trusts within Learning Disability Nursing include:

  • Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Midwifery

Our host Trusts within Midwifery include:

  • Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Homerton NHS Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Meet your Teaching Team

All of your lecturers are registered nurses and midwives. They’re not just relying on textbooks – they’re teaching you based on their own personal experiences working in their fields.

We spoke to some of the Nursing & Midwifery teaching team to learn about their career, the opportunities they have had so far and what made them go in to teaching.

Meet your lecturers

Financial Support

Your degree might be more affordable than you think. Through the NHS Learning Support Fund, students on selected healthcare courses (including Nursing & Midwifery degrees) could receive up to £11,000 per academic year.

For more information on what you could be entitled to and how to apply, visit our web page below.

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The Future NHS Workforce

The need for new nurses, midwives, and health care professionals was highlighted in the NHS Long Term Workforce plan, in which the NHS committed to increasing nursing training places by 80% by 2031/32.

It’s something Amanda Pritchard, CEO of NHS England, spoke about when she visited LSBU earlier this year, highlighting the role LSBU plays in supporting the workforce plan - particularly as LSBU trains 1/4 of all new nurses in London!

Hear what NHS England CEO had to say during her visit to LSBU

Accept Your Offer!

If you're ready to accept your offer and you have applied for a full-time undergraduate course, you can accept your place by selecting us as first choice via the UCAS Hub. You won't be able to accept your place until you have received a decision from all your other uni choices.

If you applied to us directly, the link to accept your offer can be found in your offer email. If you have any questions or need support with accepting your offer, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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