The future’s bright for nursing students with new, ultra-modern facilities

Nursing students will be better trained and prepared for work placements and future careers thanks to new, state-of-the-art training facilities.

After a team effort to acquire the equipment and a bespoke VR scenario they were officially unveiled by Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford in the new nursing suite at Waterside campus*.

The VR and mannequins allow students to ‘treat’ people in a variety of nursing settings without ever leaving the University, giving them ‘as close to real-life as possible’ training.

They can also be used to simulate challenging scenarios in the home and community.

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