UEL given AEI status by the NMC
Gaining AEI status (approved education institution) from The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a vital step in the journey of being able to offer a BSc course in adult nursing.
by Lee Pinkerton
The University of East London (UEL) has been given AEI status (approved education institution) by The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - a vital step in the journey to being able to offer a BSc course in adult nursing in the new year.
This will make it the only approved institution in east London.
NMC approval is a two-step process – the first being approval of the Institution (AEI), and the second being programme approval, which is expected in July and will enable UEL to deliver the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) course from January 2018.
“With our NHS partners, it is anticipated that that by recruiting onto the course from the local community, the future workforce will be supplied by locally educated nurses who will stay in the area and contribute to the health economy.”
Last year, a report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) revealed that there were more than 10,000 unfilled nursing vacancies across London, including more than 1,044 vacant posts at the Barts Health NHS Trust and 333 at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust.