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What's it like being a nurse in the cancer field?
Watch these short videos where Open University graduates Anne Hampton and Vikkie Allan tell us what their roles in medical oncology and endoscopy are like and how they help people with cancer.Watch now ❯What's it like being a nurse in the cancer field?
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Florence Nightingale on what makes a good nurse
In the 1881 letter to trainee nurses at St Thomas' Hospital, Florence Nightingale outlines what she believes makes a good nurse - a woman without "womanly weaknesses".Read now ❯Florence Nightingale on what makes a good nurse
How and why does pre-registration nurse education play a crucial role in ensuring patients and their families receive high-quality nursing care?Read now ❯Student nurses’ experiences of becoming a registered nurse
To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this free course we explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?Learn more ❯Care relationships
This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients, and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.Learn more ❯Caring in hospitals
If you’re a registered nurse, the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice offers a practical way to take your career forward – enabling you to step up to an honours degree while continuing to earn. Its flexible, modular approach is designed to meet the needs of nurses working across a range of settings and specialities, in both the NHS and independent sectors. Study options focus on key areas for contemporary nursing – leadership; ageing and the life course; and public health. As you study, you’ll reflect critically on your own practice; cultivate a person-centred approach to work with service users, their carers and families, and explore how your learning can contribute to evidence-based practice improvement. By the end of your studies, you’ll have enhanced your professional expertise to meet the complex challenges of contemporary health care practice.Learn more ❯BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice