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‘No health without mental health’ should be the maxim of all adult nursing students

A new University of Exeter programme gives equal priority to mental and physical health
First intake of nursing students at University of Exeter

A new University of Exeter programme gives equal priority to mental and physical health

The removal of training bursaries for nursing students generated much publicity. Less newsworthy, but of equal importance, was the simultaneous removal of existing controls on nursing student numbers, a policy implemented to deregulate the higher education market for nurse training.

The government wanted to enable new education providers to offer pre-registration courses for nursing students. Here at the University of Exeter, we are embracing this long-awaited opportunity.

With no history of nurse education, we started with a blank sheet of paper and set out to rewrite the nurse education playbook.

Breaking down the barrier between mental and physical health education

The UK, unique in Europe, educates nurses in separate mental and physical health

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