Nursing Nursing Awarded by Kingston University With over 3,000 students, Kingston and St George’s is one of the largest providers of pre-registration nursing in London and a thriving hub for research and innovation. Nursing is based at the beautiful, landscaped Kingston Hill campus, just outside Kingston upon Thames town centre. Employers, service users and students all contribute to the development of our teaching which is practice-based and highly responsive to changing health and social care needs. Our research areas include primary care nursing, health and social care issues for people with long-term conditions, the education of professionals, workforce innovation and patient and public involvement. We ensure that our research has a positive impact on the student experience and the quality of our educational portfolio. Equally important to students are our state-of-the-art, high fidelity skill laboratory facilities, including live video and audio, mobile and online technologies and innovations such as using role play in simulated learning. Children’s nursing Adult nursing Learning disability nursing Mental health nursing Workforce development Why choose us? The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranks Kingston and St George’s as top in London for Nursing. Our Registered Nurse programmes have a 50 per cent practical component and a 50 per cent component for theoretical knowledge. A focus on learning together with other health and social care professions enhances inter-professional and team working. Third year students can develop their community nursing skills on our Alternative Practice Programme. You will explore topics such as mental health, wellbeing, nutrition, sustainability, and prepare a presentation. Through our Heritage 2 Health programme, you will work with professionals in the creative industries, helping to promote the best care for service users at heritage sites. Partnerships We work with an extensive range of NHS Trusts and independent organisations across London and the South East, as well as with Health Education South London (HESL). Internationally, we have close links with Gibraltar Health Authority, health and nurse education providers in Hong Kong, and universities in Finland, Greece and Cyprus. Employment prospects An average of 97 per cent of nursing students are employed within six months of graduating. You will gain valuable hands-on skills through practice placements with public and private healthcare providers. At our annual nursing careers fair you can explore career opportunities and meet London-based employers. KU Talent, our careers and employability team, will support your transition into employment. Student benefits You can access learning resources centres at both Kingston and St George’s, including St George’s large multidisciplinary health sciences library with a wide range of journals, e-resources and health sciences databases. We have a dedicated clinical skills website with videos and support for your learning. Live video and audio classrooms, a mobile interface, podcasting, and a range of audio tools and systems allow you to share learning and teaching resources. Our Practice Learning Suite is a purpose-built facility where you have the opportunity to develop specialist skills. We have a dedicated Student Support Officer to ensure student wellbeing; they are the first point of contact for students who have personal problems, need advice or are seeking information about University services. Practice placements Practice learning takes place in NHS Trusts, community and independent organisations. You have the opportunity to assist in the work of Nurses Reaching Out, a project in Uganda established by nursing academic Michelle Grainger to improve the healthcare of patients living in war-torn parts of the country. Student support NHS bursary available for students that meet the eligibility requirements. Payment for travel if distance to practice placements is longer than regular trip to university. This is only applicable for students who are eligible for a NHS bursary. Qualified mentors for practice placements. Evening and lunchtime seminars by leading clinical and academic researchers. Our student Nursing Society is led by our students to ensure we deliver the best experience.