Keele’s School of Nursing and Midwifery celebrates 25th anniversary

This year Keele University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery marks its 25th anniversary.

Keele University, which turned 70 last year, formed the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1995, and over the last 25 years the school has transformed its educational delivery providing a diverse, vibrant and dynamic space for learning.

Keele was the first new University of the 20th Century and was created to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Carrying on that ethos, in August 1995 the University merged with the North Staffordshire College of Nursing and Midwifery to create the new School.

In 2004 the School of Nursing and Midwifery moved into the Clinical Education Centre within the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, a purpose built resource that houses state of the art teaching facilities including nine skills laboratories expanding to 13 labs this year, used to enhance and support the student learning experience.

The school was ranked 6th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020, and also ranked No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction with course, with an impressive score of 98%, and received 97% for student satisfaction with teaching.

The school is especially proud that during its 25th year that its students have been at the forefront of helping the NHS and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The School of Nursing and Midwifery has supported over 120 students to help the NHS through the current outbreak by undertaking an extended placement in line with Health Education England guidance.

Professor Patricia Owen, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “I am thrilled to celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary this year, and recognise all the excellent work every team does within the school. We are at the forefront of ensuring that our nursing and midwifery students are ready to practice by providing them with learning enhanced clinical and leadership skills. Having 25 years of experience of high-quality teaching and research underpins the excellent reputation of the school, its students and alumni.”