Child nursing commission promises guaranteed jobs


A child nursing commission offering guaranteed employment with Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been launched by Birmingham City University.

Professionally accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the three year course will allow students to train to become a Registered Child Nurse, with successful graduates offered a full time permanent position with Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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Based between Birmingham City University and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, students will have access to the University’s state-of-the-art simulation facilities and skills suite, whilst also benefiting from hospital placements across all specialist areas, which could include cardiac services, the teenage cancer centre and paediatric intensive care.

Professor Louise Toner, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences said:

Chief Officer for Workforce at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Theresa Nelson, said: “As one of the UK’s leading paediatric teaching centres we go to great lengths to identify, teach, nurture and develop the skills of our present and future workforce.

“We are very proud to be working with Birmingham City University to offer this exciting opportunity for the second year running. We are looking for young people who are committed to improving the lives of children and young people. In return they will receive world class-training and career development and become an important part of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital family.”

Places are limited and are not NHS funded and students will be required to pay course fees and access finance via the Student Loans Company.

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