Conference launches new nursing masters

Future of Nursing conference with Professor Linda Lang, Professor Janice Stevens CBE, Dr Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Professor Magi SqueThe University will be offering an MSc in Nursing from October 2013 with the aim of developing registered nurses to be flexible and adaptable practitioners enabling them to engage in new ways of working in relation to health care priorities, and lead and develop practice to ensure patient safeguarding.

The new qualification was launched at the Inspiring the Future of Nursing event at the University’s Walsall Campus.

Organised by the University’s School of Health and Wellbeing, it featured high profile keynote speakers Dr Lisa Bayliss-Pratt Director of Nursing at Health Education England and Professor Janice Stevens CBE, Managing Director of West Mids LETB.

They were joined by the University’s Magi Sque, Professor of Clinical Practice and Innovation and it also involved an expert panel discussion.

Professor Linda Lang, Dean of the School of Health and Wellbeing, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to bring key people together from nursing in England and the Midlands to debate the crucial issues affecting the profession.

“It was also a great way of launching our new masters course. At a time when more and more employers are calling for greater levels of training and skills and, more importantly leadership, we think it can play a vital part in the continuous professional development of nurses.”

Attainment of an MSc Nursing provides nationally and internationally recognised eligibility to apply for higher level clinical, educational, leadership and management roles within NHS, private healthcare provider organisations and overseas health care organisations – which are increasingly identifying job specifications with essential or desirable characteristics for the applicant to be studying or have attained a Master’s degree.

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Date Issued: Monday 22 July 2013

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