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Preparation for Nursing at Chorley Hospital

13 students from Health and Social Care have been on the highly sought after Preparation for Nursing Programme (PNP) at Chorley Hospital.

Designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing, it has been organised by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bolton. The programme aimed to prepare students for the admission process to nursing degrees, by offering a visit to Bolton University to look at the facilities for pre-registration nursing programmes as well as preparation for nursing interview sessions. Students are also guaranteed an interview for pre-registration nurse training with Bolton University, upon successful completion of the programme.

As well as preparation for admissions, the programme also included a range of interactive teaching sessions delivered in Chorley and Preston hospital’s education centre, ward visits to meet staff and patients and a human patient simulation session. The students will also be able to complete a work placement, which has been organised by the programme at either Chorley or Royal Preston Hospital and they will be placed on a variety of wards for both weekday and weekend shifts.

The programme started on 8th October and ran for a total of eight weeks.


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