Developing you

NUH is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, offering our nursing and midwifery teams exposure to a huge variety of different roles and specialisms. With a number of opportunities available, NUH is a great place to take the next step in your career.

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Welcoming you to Team NUH

As a new member of Team NUH, you'll receive a tailored induction process to help you settle into your new role.

We believe it's important that you have time to settle into the organisation and to get to know your new role, colleagues and environment. You'll begin to understand our culture and how we do things, and your new team will show you where all of our policies and procedures are, to help guide you, to help equip you in your role. 

Your induction will consist of:

  • A Team NUH Welcome

  • Our Nursing and ODP Professional Induction

  • Local induction and mandatory training

If you are newly qualified nurse, we offer a robust and innovative Preceptorship Programme. If you're a Healthcare Assistant or Maternity Support Worker, you'll take part in the HCA Academy.

Building your clinical skills

We have experienced staff on-hand to help train and develop you as a clinician, supported by modern technology. We're keen to support our nurses and midwives to develop in their roles and enhance their skills. You're encouraged to undertake CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and role development packages which foster role expansion in practice.

We offer a five-day Acute Care Skills Programme and Medicines Safety Day within the first six months if you're newly qualified, or if you've not worked in acute care within the past three years. We also have a wide range of in-house study days on offer such as pain management, end of life care and medical devices.

Shared Governance: developing the leader in you

We're home to the most advanced programme of Shared Governance in any UK hospital. Shared Governance places power in the hands of frontline staff, giving you the chance to influence decision-making. Nurses and midwives and unregistered support staff can get involved in our unit practice councils.

Our Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse Leadership Programme has been designed to support the development of clinical leadership potential at ward level in order to have a positive experience on patient safety, outcomes and experience.

Research & Further Education Opportunities

Nurses and midwives at NUH are in an ideal position to contribute to, and conduct high quality research. In doing this you can continue to contribute to the generation of knowledge that benefits patients.

Our unique Evidence in Nursing course is a practically-focused programme enabling the implementation of an evidence-based project in your clinical area. The course includes sessions on developing and structuring a clinical question, searching and appraising the literature, implementing and evaluating existing research. You will come away with your knowledge and skills enhanced around evidence based practice.

We also support our nurses and midwives to undertake further education and training through our local higher education institutes via the Learning Beyond Registration programme.