A Non-Commissioned BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) programme
A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.
It was recognised nationally that there was (and still is) a shortage of nurses (Department of Health, 2006; Wanlass, 2002; DH, 2004a; DH, 2006a; Willis, 2012; Willis, 2015) and that there was a need to seek new ways in which NHS Partner Trusts could ensure the future supply of nurses to care for their service users. This is coupled with the demands and needs of the local population, whose needs continue to change, alongside NHS Trusts needing to ensure that they are able to care for service users by having a suitably qualified and trained workforce in place. In addition, for some time the University of Bolton wanted to make a valuable contribution to the pre-registration education for Nurses, however, the historical contracts currently in operation excluded them from the opportunity.