The University of Plymouth Exeter School of Nursing delivers the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) course at the WESC Foundation, based in Countess Wear, a short distance from central Exeter. This school enables students who are beyond commuting distance from the Plymouth or Truro campuses to enter onto the BSc (Hons) Nursing course, without having to commit to long travel times.
The University of Plymouth has a long history in educating health professionals, having run a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) accredited adult nursing programme for more than 20 years. The Exeter School of Nursing will deliver the same high-quality curriculum as taught at both Plymouth and Truro by the University.
Entrants to the Exeter school will receive the same high quality teaching in adult nursing as those students based in Plymouth, but with the benefit of being part of a smaller cohort of circa 100 students. The smaller cohort allows students the chance to be part of a potentially far more close-knit community than might be the case with the larger cohort in Plymouth.
Our placement partners in the local trusts are very keen to recruit local student nurses for their Band 5 staff nurse posts when they qualify. Educating more students locally is of great benefit to those trusts in future years and, of course, to the students themselves - currently 98% of our graduating cohort find work within six months of graduation, at an NHS Band 5 (present salary band: £21,909 - £28,462) in the majority of cases.