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Nigel Davies

Nigel Davies

Head of Pre-Registration Nursing and Simulated Learning,
University of East London

Nigel began his nursing career in the mid-1980s undertaking a degree in nursing in London where he continued to work predominately in cardiac care after qualifying.  He worked as a chief nurse and director of governance for ten years in acute, community and primary care trusts in the south and east of England. He has maintained links or worked directly in higher education throughout his career holding appointments from lecturer-practitioner to professor.  He joined the University of East London in 2017 to set up their new nursing courses including BSc, degree apprentice and nursing associate programmes.

Discuss with sector leaders how to develop effective programmes for the training of nurses, including: associate, apprenticeship and degree  and graduate entry programmes 

  • Discussing how to develop programmes which attract new nurses to improve recruitment and retention
  • Exploring ways to promote nursing as a career choice to people who have not traditionally considered nursing as a career
  • Sharing examples of best practice in the development of nursing associate and apprenticeship roles and how training was implemented
  • Exploring how to effectively work in partnership with universities to deliver outstanding learning and skill development
  • Outlining common challenges faced in the development of nursing training programmes and how to overcome these challenges