University of Nottingham, CPD Programme

School of Health Sciences
Continuing Professional Development
The University of Nottingham is delighted to be able to offer international/EU students the opportunity to undertake a bespoke four or six week clinical practicum in a specialist clinical area relevant to their area of specialism within a local National Health Service Trust Hospital.

Students will complete a portfolio of evidence accredited by The University of Nottingham to support achievement of personal and professional goals.


The University of Nottingham has an impressive worldwide reputation for academic excellence and is part of the Russell Group of 20 leading Universities in the UK. The School of Health Sciences is ranked fifth in the UK in terms of its research power for Nursing and Midwifery.

The local NHS Trust Hospital is a major trauma centre and offers a range of clinical specialties, including:

  • Midwifery
  • Neonates
  • Paediatrics
  • Cardiac
  • Renal
  • Orthopaedics
  • acute and critical care
  • burns
  • cancer care
  • medical and surgical specialities
  • health care of older people
  • end of life care

Duration, Dates and Cost 

  • Five weeks: 21 August 2017 to 24 September 2017 – £6000

(one week of academic study and four weeks of clinical practice)

  • Seven weeks: 21 August to 9 October 2017 – £8000

(one week of academic study and six weeks of clinical practice)

Module Structure 

Students provide a rationale for selecting the clinical placement area. The aims and objectives for the Clinical Practicum will be negotiated on an individual basis with students and in association with sponsors or employers (where appropriate).

Students will spend one week in the classroom completing governance training and discussion of clinical issues, followed by four or six weeks in a specialist clinical area.

Work under the supervision of an experienced clinical supervisor within the local hospital and receive individual support from an academic supervisor within the School of Health Sciences.

Students are required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate achievement of the aims/objectives during the Clinical Practicum. Ten credits at level 3 are awarded for a pass.

Entry Requirements

Students must be a registered nurse in their own country and hold an undergraduate diploma level (non-degree) qualification.

  • For international students: IELTS: 7 (with no less than 6.5 in any element)
  • Occupational Health: Occupational Health clearance is required to include up-to-date vaccinations:

– 3 x Hepatitis B

– 2 x Measles, Mumps, Rubella

– 2 x Varicella

– Tuberculosis

Students wishing to attend high risk exposure areas, such as midwifery will also need:


– Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

– Hepatitis C

  • Students will also be required to supply a declaration of good character and health form, certified by their current employer.

How to Apply 

Visit the Continuing Professional Development website.

For expressions of interest, or to find out more information, please contact either:

Chrissie Bousfield – Acting Director of Postgraduate Education and Clinical Practicum Leader)

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 30927

Lesley Dingley – Student Services Manager (Postgraduate and Continual Professional Development Programmes)

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 0811

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham





By | 2017-08-17T17:01:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ICCHNR Scholarship to attend conference in Johannesburg, September 2017


NEW ANNOUNCEMENT on MARY McCLYMONT FUND for small scholarship grants

ICCHNR is very pleased to announce that due to a generous donation we can extend our Mary McClymont scholarship grants for a further period to enable community health nurses from low income countries to join the conference in Johannesburg in September 2017.

The new deadline for applications is now 15th May 2017 and you will be informed of the outcome by 15th June 2017.

We particularly urge community nurses from within Africa to apply but will also consider applications from other countries meeting the criteria.

We look forward to welcoming you to Johannesburg for ICCHNR 2017!

For further instructions on the application process   use click below

By | 2017-08-17T17:01:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

WHO: Ten years of public health 2007-2017

Today WHO launches a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that Dr Margaret Chan has served as Director-General at WHO.

The report opens with a letter from Dr Chan who offers her reflections on some of the highlights and challenges of the past 10 years working to build a better, healthier future for the world’s people.

The first chapter examines WHO’s key role in promoting universal health coverage as the most powerful way to improve global health and development and lead the world towards greater fairness.

By | 2017-08-17T17:01:06+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Save the date for the 28th International Nursing Research Congress, 27-31 July 2017

Save the date for the 28th International Nursing Research Congress, 27-31 July 2017

Join the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Dublin, Ireland, and prepare to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.

By | 2016-11-14T10:34:57+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments


Harvard University is offering a free online course in Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster.  The course begins on August 30th and runs for 5 weeks.  Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today.


From the Syrian refugee crisis to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, humanitarian emergencies have reached unprecedented dimensions and proportions. As need for humanitarian aid grows, how can efforts to alleviate human suffering evolve with it?


  • Legal and historical frameworks shaping the professionalization of the humanitarian field
  • An applied understanding of the principles guiding humanitarian response and the tensions that arise when operationalizing these principles in modern crises
  • How to recognize and adapt to major trends affecting the scope and implementation of humanitarian work


The link to enroll in this course is:!


This site offers a myriad of courses in a variety of disciplines.  Enjoy!

By | 2016-08-12T16:29:21+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments


The  Global Network of Public Health Nurses ,wish to warmly congratulate , Dr Cheryll Adams,who is to become a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) after being named in Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Honours List.

For announcement details see  Dr Cheryll Adams

Along with her many accolades ,Dr Adams  is also  is  a member of the GNPHN steering group and will present at the 4th international PHN conference in Bilund ,Denmark. For details see  Global Network of Public Health Nurses

By | 2016-07-01T10:36:00+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments


The Institute of Community Nursing in Ireland ( are pleased to share a research app for Community Nurses, developed on their behalf, by Dr Sinead Hanafin.

The app link, can be sourced on the Research section of our web site.

Dr. Hanfin, is keen to point out that the information is focused on an Irish audience, but may be of some interest to our global colleagues.

Link to app information  

By | 2016-07-01T14:23:14+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What is Public Health Nursing?

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Calling all members of the Global Network for Public Health Nurses.

One of the objectives of our organization is to:

Develop a shared definition of public health nursing practice that will reflect the culture, professional traditions, social-economic climate and the policy of individual countries throughout the world.  ( )

To this end, I would like to invite all members to engage in a conversation about Public Health Nursing Practice.  I invite all members to begin exploring this concept of public health nursing practice.  I know that each of us knows about the delivery of public health nursing services in our own countries, but I would ask you to think globally.  Are there basic tenants of public health nursing that cross geographical, philosophical, governmental and ideological boundaries?  What is Public Health Nursing Practice?  Where do we agree…where do we differ.

To start the conversation, I would like to share a document created under the direction of the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association.  If anyone has documents from your own countries to share and help us as we engage in this conversation, please post them to the blog  so they can add to our understanding and inform our discussion. Thank you all so much.  I very much look forward to our continuing conversation.


Linda Reveling Smith
Chair, GNPHN Steering Committee

By | 2017-08-17T17:01:09+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments