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News: Healthcare professionals — considering teaching?

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Our latest blog post comes from our Health and Social Care team, giving an insight into how professionals could consider becoming teachers in further education (FE).

In it, we also hear from Registered Nurse and Lecturer Lorraine about why she chose to teach, and find out about current teaching vacancies at the College. 

Educating our future healthcare workers

Recent times have shown how brilliant our NHS is. Now, more than ever, education is vital as we encourage people to train as healthcare workers. In order to provide an excellent education, it is essential to have experienced professionals training our future nurses and midwives. 

Together we are Nottingham’s College

Nottingham College is the largest FE provider for Health and Social Care education in the East Midlands. The College is looking for healthcare workers, especially nurses and midwives, to teach the next generation of NHS workers. 

Build your career

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recognises teaching as Continuous Professional Development (CPD), which counts towards NMC revalidation. Teaching looks great on your CV and may improve your practice! Teaching and mentoring strategies are vital for nurses. It’s a real asset to be able to pass on your best practice effectively. 

Teaching is a challenging, but extremely rewarding job. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for experts within the medical field. According to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), there are currently around 40,000 nursing vacancies in health and care settings in England. So, it is now especially vital that we train and prepare young people for roles within healthcare. 

Gain teaching qualifications

Nottingham College has a great record in supporting industry experts to achieve teaching qualifications. Working with the College may be a brilliant way to get your teaching qualification to enable you to progress into nursing education roles. 

Hear from Lorraine

Lorraine Underwood
Lorraine Underwood

Lorraine Underwood is a registered Nurse and a Lecturer at Nottingham College.

The best thing about being both a nurse and a teacher would be that you are able to share your experiences and contextualise your teaching. 

Nurses bring professionalism and provide a role model to which students can aspire. These experiences and vocational knowledge would underpin any learning that the students would gain on a Health and Social Care/​Access to Higher Education course. 

I feel the result would be well- rounded students, who will have the knowledge and attitude required for a role as a healthcare professional. 

 — Lorraine

Find out more

There are current job vacancies at Nottingham College in the Faculty of Science and Care. 

Thinking of studying here?

If you’re not currently looking for a job, but this article has inspired you to return to study, you can browse all our courses here on our website.

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  • 9th July 2020 (10:24 AM)
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