Nursing with Leadership

We offer a choice of two courses:

your four-year programme you will also study leadership modules. These modules will be delivered in conjunction with the University of Leicester's Business School and you will learn principles and skills related to:

  • Self-and team management
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial, innovation and creativity skills

Added benefit of studying at the University of Leicester is that it is a research-intensive university that has a global reputation for its health and medical research. This will ensure you are taught by academics and clinicians who are experts in their field. There will also be plenty of opportunity throughout your course to learn inter-professionally, whereby you will learn alongside students enrolled on other health care courses such as midwifery, physiotherapy ODP and medicine, therefore getting use to collaborative inter professional working which is so important when working in healthcare.

NHS Relationships

These unique nursing courses are jointly funded by the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. The idea, to combine a dual MSci qualification in nursing with leadership, originated from our NHS colleagues, who felt nurses trained to this level would be a valuable asset to the local NHS workforce.

Academics at the University of Leicester have therefore worked in partnership Leicester NHS clinicians, managers and chief nurses to develop these courses. Senior NHS staff will therefore help University Lecturers to teach and assess. Fifty per cent of your course is more conventional academic university learning but the other 50% of your learning will also be spent in the clinical practice setting, whereby you will benefit from a range of secondments in a variety of settings enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge learnt in the class room to clinical practice.

Eleanor Meldrum 100x133.jpgOur healthcare organisations need nursing and midwifery leaders who can develop care across boundaries as well as being strong advocates for our patients and service users. The university of Leicester has worked in partnership with our experienced and skilled nurses and midwives who are leaders in their field of practice so I know that these new programmes will have a positive effect on healthcare.
Eleanor Meldrum, Acting Chief Nurse, Leicester’s Hospitals
adrian childs 100x133.jpgDeveloping an innovative set of programmes that provide future leaders of nursing and midwifery is an important step for delivering high quality care for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are delighted to extend our partnership with the University of Leicester whose Medical School we already work closely with.
Adrian Childs, Chief Nurse, Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Career opportunities

At the end of your studies you will receive your MSci Nursing with Leadership and will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse. You will also graduate with a clear career plan. You will have been helped to develop this during your four year programme. This career plan will be bespoke to your unique skill set detailing particularly to the local Leicester employees your career aspirations how you may accelerate your career. It is anticipated this career plan will also provide direction if you wish to seek employment nationally and internationally.

After successfully completing the course and demonstrated through learning in practice and at the university that you display the NHS values and behaviours, it is anticipated you will commence employment within the NHS at Band 5. It is also anticipated with support from your preceptors in practice, you will utilise your leadership education and skills to enable you to fast-track into key NHS leadership roles.

At the point of registration you will have the ability to practise autonomously and be able to progress to specialist nursing roles using your dual qualification to progress your nursing career in either clinical practice, academia, healthcare management or research.

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