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Care and compassion

Care and compassion feeds into all of the work we undertake at Northumbria, specifically in research which is incorporated into our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, continual professional development and short course programmes

The underpinning values of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code are used as a framework to help students develop those skills which enable nurses to engage with people and build caring, professional relationships.

From the moment our students commence on their studies, they undertake an exercise that asks them to consider what they wish to achieve in role in Nursing. These pledges are then posted onto our ‘commitment wall’

All pre-registration students study the Care, Compassion and Communication within Nursing Practice module. This enables them to examine the concepts of care, compassion and communication from a variety of perspectives, reflecting the different fields of nursing.  The art of nursing and the philosophies of holism and self-awareness and reflection are also studied.

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Northumbria delivers a number of workshops and bite-sized activities to raise awareness of dementia.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

At Northumbria University, our higher and degree apprenticeships are more than a learning programme; they are a partnership. We work with organisations to create courses that meet the demands of businesses.



CPD and Short Courses

Our Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to open up exciting new possibilities for individuals and organisations. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance at all levels.

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