University of Plymouth Courses and Learning Nursing Sustainability by Design

We aim to support and position the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a leading centre of excellence in embedding sustainability in the curriculum and delivering evidence-informed sustainable education.

Through the curriculum we develop practitioners who will be equipped to provide healthcare in a changing environment. We encourage students to be critically engaged and reflect on themselves and their relationships with others and with the environment. This is underpinned by the research undertaken by the Sustainability, Society and Health Research Cluster in the Institute of Health and Community.

We collaborate with other disciplines, for example bringing design students into clinical skills sessions to work with nursing and midwifery students to develop design solutions to the climate change and resources challenges faced in health care. This has resulted in the development of the Health Environment and Resources Toolkit.

We are Green Gown Award winners in the 2014 Courses and Learning category for our approach to sustainability skills which we have evaluated with over 600 student nurses.

Contact: Janet Richardson. Follow us on Twitter @SSHRPlymUni.

Sustainability, Society and Health Research Cluster