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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.

Published on:
  • 9th July 2020 (10:24 AM)
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