UWS academic staff involved in teaching the programme are constantly horizon-scanning to ensure they are harnessing the most up-to-date and effective learning technologies to enhance the student learning experience.
Recent innovations have included the use of virtual reality within simulation activities to enable a 360 degree immersive learning experience, as well as the use of Tovertafel, a ground-breaking health technology that enhances quality of life for people living with dementia and autism.
Half of the programmes are delivered in practice with a range of placement opportunities and practice learning experiences offered throughout the west coast, central Scotland and in Dumfries.
This complements what students learn in class, developing the skills essential for a career within diverse health and social care environments, ultimately improving graduates employability. Added to this, graduates of the Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing programmes will be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Peter Cartwright, 29, is a current student at UWS on the BSc Mental Health Nursing programme.
Peter said: “Having the opportunity to put theory into practice is very beneficial. The placements give you a real sense of the job and a good insight into best practice.