Mon, 25 Jul 2011
New name for School of Nursing and Midwifery
The university has approved a new name for the School of Nursing and Midwifery. From August 1 the school will be known as the School of Nursing Sciences (NSC).
The name change provides a strong, overarching identity for the school’s family of related health disciplines including operating department practice, midwifery and all fields of nursing including mental health nursing, children’s nursing, adult nursing and learning disabilities nursing.
The new name also reflects the school’s strategic intentions to build on its current range of BSc and MSc programmes for related disciplines and the school’s success in becoming a research intensive school.
Prof Val Lattimer, head of school, said: “Our vision is to be a leading international school in the fields of nursing and health sciences, improving the quality of health and care through the practitioners it prepares and the impact of its research.”
The school works in close partnership with the NHS and other health care providers. It is currently ranked third in the UK for nursing and paramedic science in The Guardian league table and seventh in the Comprehensive University Guide.
Together with the School of Allied Health Professions (AHP) and the Norwich Medical School (MED), the School of Nursing Sciences (NSC) forms the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.