A New Innovation: Alternative Practice programme for third year Nursing students

The School of Nursing has implemented an Alternative Practice programme for third year Nursing students, the aim of which is to challenge students’ views on how the communities we live and work in ‘nurture’ us. This newly established programme enables students to explore current health/social care practice, relating to globalisation, sustainability/climate change and concerns for individual, community and world health.

This innovation asks teams of students to sign up to one of five themes:Alternative Practice Programme

  • Death after life/life after death
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Food and nutrition/sustainability
  • Entrepreneurism – building future sustainable healthcare (technologies of the past and present)
  • Entrepreneurism – supporting recovery and inclusion through arts and nature

Each team provides a presentation and feedback on their chosen theme and practice experience at a “Future Vision” seminar. The best presentation for this year will be awarded by Debbie Stubberfield, Clinical Quality Director, London NHS Trust Development Authority and Joanne Bosanquet MBE, Deputy Director of Public Health England.