Nursing Career Pathways

Team NNUH has a range of pathways and access into Healthcare roles. We work closely with schools and universities to highlight how amazing and rewarding a career with us can be.

Nursing Programmes

Overseas Nursing Programme

NNUH runs an excellent OSCE programme on site to prepare Nurses who have trained overseas to undertake the NMC OCSE and also prepare you for life as a Registered Nurse in our hospital.  Our course is considered one of the best in the UK – we have a 97% pass rate and as commitment to our overseas nurses we fund the first OSCE attempt.

The course includes

  • A thorough theoretical and practical induction to the NNUH and your clinical area
  • A period of supervised practice in your clinical area, supported by a mentor, supplemented with weekly release for OSCE preparation sessions with a named Clinical Educator
  • Pastoral and practical support in the period leading up to, and after the OSCE examination day
  • A period of preceptorship following your registration with the NMC
Return to Practice Programme

In conjunction with the University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk, Team NNUH offers Nurses whose registration has lapsed but wishing to return to practice the opportunity to re awaken their passion for nursing and refresh their knowledge. The course (which is tailor made to each individual’s circumstance) the opportunity to refresh your nursing skills, allow you to adapt to changes in practice and above all give you the confidence to re-enter the nursing workplace. It doesn’t stop here, once you have regained your NMC registration you will continue to be supported.

The cost of the course is covered by NNUH and you will receive a £500 bursary when you commence the course.

Contact for more information:
Jude Ditton
Acute Care Refresher
01603 286633


Lisa Dennis
Overseas Nursing Programme
01603 289801


Stevie Savage
Return to Practice Programme
01603 289030


The University of East Anglia

In 2002, our partnership with the University of East Anglia led to the Trust achieving teaching hospital status with the opening of the new Norwich Medical School. In 2003/4, the Trust made an investment of £3m to establish a joint Clinical Research and Trials Unit.

This investment in joint clinical and health sciences research has continued, and in 2009 the Trust Board approved a joint research strategy with University of East Anglia in which both parties committed significant investment to expand the number of clinical academic posts in Norwich and encourage greater involvement of the consultant staff in clinical research.

This was supplemented in 2011 with the appointment of a Joint Director of Research and Development and in 2012 with the establishment of a Joint Research Office.

In partnership with University of East Anglia, the Trust also supported research through the recent purchase of a new 3T MRI Scanner – this is currently one of the most advanced imaging magnets in the UK and among the first four of its kind in the world.  A new professor of MR physics has also been appointed in order to maximise its effectiveness.

In February 2015, the Bob Champion Research and Education Building opened on the Norwich Research Park. The £19m building is managed by UEA in partnership with NNUH and provides state of the art laboratories for our research teams to undertake world class research into prostate cancer, antibiotic resistance disease, musculoskeletal disease and gastrointestinal diseases.

The University of East Anglia is ranked among the top 1% of Higher Education institutions in the world. The University is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

The University offers a variety of Nursing degree courses through its School of Nursing, including Adult, Children’s, Mental Health, Midwifery and Learning Disabilities, as well as Paramedic and Operating Department Practice courses.

You can discover more about these careers and more here.

We'd love you to join us!

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Norfolk, our staff work together to provide care for our local population.

We have a huge variety of roles, with opportunity for development and career progression.

Thinking of joining us?
People Focused