First Group of North Wales Healthcare Support Workers Graduate as Nurses

A ground-breaking partnership between Coleg Llandrillo, Bangor University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has seen the first group of healthcare support workers complete their Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programme to become registered nurses!

Following achievement of a required Level 4 qualification at Coleg Llandrillo’s multimillion pound Institute of Health and Social Care on its Rhos-on-Sea campus, these students were seconded onto the part-time BN programme at Bangor University by their NHS employers: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and NHS primary care services.

This excellent opportunity recognises the talented healthcare workforce in North Wales, by offering a career progression pathway for existing NHS healthcare support workers.

Paul Flanagan, programme area manager for Health and Care at Coleg Llandrillo, said: "We are delighted to recognise the ongoing success and achievements of our students. This success is even more remarkable considering the huge impact of Covid during the studies of these frontline NHS workers.

“A huge well done to all and thanks to all Bangor University and BCUHB staff for supporting the students during their studies. We are really proud of the quality improvements and workforce developments this strategic partnership is delivering for our local health board.”

This innovative opportunity for healthcare support workers within North Wales reflects the close and robust, strategic working partnership between the three bodies. The initiative will benefit the local community by providing another career pathway for those who wish to join the nursing profession, thus supporting the delivery of healthcare in North Wales.

For link to full story on Bangor University’s website, click on link below…

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/first-group-of-north-wales-healthcare-support-workers-graduate-as-nurses

For more information about Health & Social Care courses, or any other courses at Coleg Llandrillo starting in September, call the college’s Learner Services team on 01492 542 338.

Email: generalenquiries@gllm.ac.uk

Web: www.gllm.ac.uk

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