School of Nursing and Midwifery

Care and Compassion Initiative

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences are pleased to launch the Care and Compassion intiative.

Learning Beyond Registration

Post Registration programmes and modules for continued professional development.

Faculty Open Days

Coming to visit us at an open day is the best way to find out about what it's like to be a student at DMU.

Nursing and Midwifery

The DMU School of Nursing and Midwifery is based in the City Centre of Leicester within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences|. The School is located in Edith Murphy House, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and modernisation, Classroom teaching occurs across the University campus with a suite of clinical skills facilities in the Hawthorn Building.

The Nursing and Midwifery courses within the school have been commended by a recent NMC| visit on a number of areas, in particular, practice learning which includes our effective partnership working with Trust colleagues and the excellent work around the patient and public involvement within all of our courses.

The academic and research| staff within the school are all registered nurses and midwives with designated link areas in practice, which enables them to keep in contact with students and staff when on clinical placements. Some of the teaching team participate in new nursing and midwifery initiatives, whilst others are undertaking PhD research projects or writing textbooks with a good national reputation.

Learning Beyond Registration (post registration)

According to ‘The Code; Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives’ (NMC 2008), as a registered nurse or midwife you are required to keep your knowledge and skills up to date throughout your working life’ and ‘…take part in appropriate learning and practice activities that maintain and develop your competence and performance’.

Whilst such requirements can be met in a variety of different ways, here at De Montfort University, registered nurses and midwives have a number of study opportunities for learning beyond registration/post registration to meet both professional and personal education requirements.

Macmillan Launch

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Preparing for caring

Nurses are in a unique position within the healthcare provision, and can work in a wide variety of settings. It involves caring for individuals, families and communities in order to maintain levels of good health.

A midwife is a health professional who supports women during pregnancy labour and the postnatal period as an autonomous practitioner. Pregnancy and birth are unique experiences, and a mother always remembers her midwife. DMU run a number of programmes  and modules at undergraduate and postgraduate| level which support the midwife in her practice.

Learning Beyond Registration
This provision has been developed through the University's partnerships with the Health Education East Midlands Local Education Training Board and colleagues from a wide range of specialities within the acute, primary care and independent healthcare sectors.

Palliative Care|
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines palliative care as “the active total care of patients whose disease is unresponsive to curative treatment.

Providing you with the skills, experience and confidence you will need for safe practice as a registered nurse or midwife.

This section of the website is for mentors or for those want to train as a mentor for nursing and midwifery students.

Bachelor's degrees

Master's and Research opportunities


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