Edge Hill University is one of three sites across England that has been chosen to deliver the National Accelerated MSc Pre-registration Nursing Programme.

This is a national pilot between Cheshire and Wirral Partnership, Mersey Care and North West Boroughs Partnership and Edge Hill around Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing.

The delivery of the two year National Accelerated Nursing Programme builds upon two previous programmes where an accelerated MSc in Nursing was delivered in partnership with Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust, and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

This programme is unique in working with local NHS Trusts to provide students with the opportunity to recognise their prior degree qualification and experience of working in a care setting, supported by an additional year of supported learning in practice post qualification. It also exposes them to different types and different levels of nursing.

There are ten students on this course at Edge Hill – five mental health nurses and five learning disability nurses – and the first cohort has a guaranteed job working with one of the Trusts for a year following graduation.

Leading the project is Associate Head of the Department of Nursing , Lynda Carey, who said:

“The students have shown a strong commitment to improving patient care within the field of mental health and learning disability nursing. They are a distinct set of students who are bringing their past experience and critical thinking to their new area of practice, challenging and contributing to the improvement of care. As a group they will, along with the other pilots, share their learning and experiences with Health England, and NHS England national team in addition to senior nurses in the local NHS Trusts and the Faculty.”

The Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England. The leading edge clinical skills facilities include ward simulations and operating theatres with industry standard equipment, as well as robot-style mannequins that can simulate a wide range of symptoms, from pregnancy to a temperature, to ensure the learning experience is as realistic as possible.

Click here to find out more about the accelerated MSc in Nursing