Brookes calls on nurses of the future

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Brookes nursing

As the NHS gears up for another busy winter, affected by a continued national shortage of nurses, Oxford Brookes is calling on people to become nurses of the future.

The University has an excellent track record in training nurses, with high graduate employability, and will be celebrating 125 years of nurse education in Oxford next year.

Oxford Brookes’ Department of Nursing provides students with the opportunity to study a number of different strands of the profession, including mental health, children’s and adult nursing.

Oxford Brookes’ Adult Nursing course is great because it allows me to study close to home in Swindon. I am really enjoying it so far and looking forward to the learning and challenges ahead.

Julie Cracknell, Nursing Student, Swindon


Dr Liz Westcott, Head of the Department of Nursing, said: “Nurses are valuable and needed more than ever now in this ever changing health and social care environment. It is an exciting and rewarding career in which you can make a positive contribution to people who are facing some of the most challenging experiences of their lives.

“We are encouraging more people to consider a career in nursing. Whether you are just starting out or fancy a career change it is never too late to start. Our Adult Nursing course in Swindon has a high level of student satisfaction, and we offer both excellent teaching and facilities to enable students to develop the academic, professional and clinical skills they’ll need to become confident, professional healthcare workers.”

Oxford Brookes offers flexible working patterns in both Oxford and in Swindon at the Ferndale site.

Julie Cracknell, 40, from Royal Wootton Bassett in Swindon began the BSc Adult Nursing course in September after leaving her previous role as a Project Manager to pursue a career in nursing. She said:

“I had always wanted to get into nursing. After researching more into what would be involved in returning to education again, I decided to give it a go. Oxford Brookes’ Adult Nursing course is great because it allows me to study close to home in Swindon. I am really enjoying it so far and looking forward to the learning and challenges ahead.”

Those interested in the BSc Adult Nursing course can still apply for January 2016 entry through UCAS.

For more information, visit the Department of Nursing website at http://nursing.brookes.ac.uk