About the School

We rise higher when we rise together

At the Institute of Health and Social Care - School of Nursing and Midwifery we’re hands-on, at the cutting edge of healthcare, and are supportive and people-focused. We train individuals who are professional, warm and caring. Our community is made up of leaders – strong, proactive and adaptable. They have a real impact on the world around them. ​

It's what you do that counts​

There’s a reason we’re a major name in nursing and midwifery across London. It’s because there are students, and then there are LSBU students. The former just want a qualification to practice or take the next step in their career, but LSBU students are individuals who want to rise up and create a better tomorrow – for themselves, their local communities and society.

That passion is shared by our teaching staff, who are from professional backgrounds, so they know the challenges faced in healthcare environments. They’ve chosen a career in teaching because of the impact they can bring by inspiring a new generation of highly-skilled practitioners – giving them the support they’ll need to not only survive but thrive in a challenging, yet extremely rewarding career.

Welcome to the real world

Our teaching is professional, practical and accredited by regulatory bodies. However, it isn’t stuffy, we mix it up to meet the needs and expectations of our students, who have often come from challenging backgrounds or decided to get into healthcare for deeply personal reasons. This in turn, gives them the extra drive and motivation to make a real difference in our society and we’re here to harvest that energy into knowledge, experience and skills that lay the foundations for a successful career in healthcare.

We also firmly believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which is why key to our programmes is our partnership with major organisations and Trusts across London and the South East. It means our students have opportunities to enjoy first-class work placements in world renowned institutions like Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to name but a few.

The workforce of the future ​

Through our multi-million-pound facilities, research projects and hands-on experience in the workplace, our students are kept up-to-date with the latest technology and innovations in healthcare. ​

We level-up the digital capabilities of our students in both a healthcare and non-healthcare setting. For example, at LSBU we ensure that our students are well-equipped in using digital communications tools as part of diverse multidisciplinary teams or to communicate with the public.

Leading the way

We also have an excellent reputation for research that helps develop health and social care services and change lives. In fact, we’re known as one of London’s leading research centres for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. We’ve established research programmes with leading health and social care organisations in the capital, as well as nationally and internationally.

Currently, our research themes cover children, young people and families alongside health and social care delivery, community and public health, and workforce innovation, development and education.

Where will your passion take you?

There are so many opportunities in the School for building your foundation for a long and worthwhile career in nursing and midwifery. Together, we can help you achieve your own version of success whilst contributing to a better, brighter and healthier future for our society.

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