NSS success for Nursing at Leeds Beckett
30 August 2017 - Mark Dorey
Results from the National Student Survey (NSS) have revealed that Leeds Beckett is the best university in England to study nursing, based on student satisfaction levels.
98% of nursing students at Leeds Beckett were highly satisfied with their course, 16% ahead of the national average and the best rated in England, following analysis by Nursing Times.
This year’s NSS results, published earlier this month and carried out by Ipsos MORI, showed that the average score for student satisfaction for nursing programmes for the 52 universities in England offering nursing courses was 83% - with Leeds Beckett’s 98% the highest score in the country.
Frances Chapman, Head of Subject: Nursing and Healthcare at Leeds Beckett, said: “Our School is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals. These NSS results show we are the very best in the country for student satisfaction and are testament to the continued hard work and dedication of all of our staff in ensuring our talented students are fully prepared for a challenging workplace and the strong relationships we have built with our practice partners.
Elizabeth Pinder, a graduate of the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course at Leeds Beckett, who was named Student Nurse of the Year at the 2015 Student Nursing Times Awards, said: “The opportunities, experiences and education Leeds Beckett Nursing offers is outstanding and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. The student voice is very much recognised and every student is treated as an individual and with respect. I have faced challenges throughout my studies but the course team are extremely supportive, passionate and encouraging of their students and offer a fantastic education and experience. This support and education is the reason I have managed to achieve what I have. I am very glad I chose to study at Leeds Beckett!”
Lucy Davies, a graduate of BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, who currently works as a Community Mental Health Nurse, Leeds and York Partnership, NHS Foundation in Leeds, said: “My course at Leeds Beckett taught me the communication and clinical skills needed to assess people's mental health and identify their needs. As a student, I had a lot of support, helpful placements, a great city with many career opportunities and strong job prospects anywhere in the world upon graduation.”