About the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) is a world-leading centre for education, training and research. In the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, we are ranked number 2 in the world for nursing (including midwifery) and in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, we are ranked number 5 in the world. In addition we hold two Athena Swan Silver awards. The worlds only purpose built Institute for Palliative care, the Cicely Saunders Institute, is part of our Faculty.
We currently have around 3,000 undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students and around 140 academic, and research and clinical staff, supported by 113 professional services staff. We are international in our outlook and around 20% of our students are from the EU and rest of the world.
The Faculty has its origins in the work of two remarkable women. Florence Nightingale who established the first professional nurse training school at St Thomas’s Hospital in 1860 and Dame Cicely Saunders, noted for her work in palliative care research and her role in the birth of the hospice movement. We are committed to shaping the future of healthcare and promoting education, research and networks, underpinned by our central belief in a robust, evidence-based approach.
The Faculty is located at two central London campuses – King’s College Hospital in Camberwell/Denmark Hill, and James Clerk Maxwell Building at Waterloo. All are in easy access to central London.
The Faculty has a new research strategy, has created distinct research divisions alongside the Cicely Saunders Institute, and a new Nightingale-Saunders Complex Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Unit, led by Professor Toby Prevost. The Trials Unit is part of the King’s College London NIHR accredited Clinical Trials Unit.
Our vision is to lead in evidence-based health and social care that innovates and transforms care & practice through integrating our cutting-edge research, education and engagement in nursing, midwifery, palliative care and rehabilitation and builds a cadre of future world leaders. We achieve through excellent and impactful interdisciplinary and collaborative applied research and quality education relevant to nursing, midwifery and palliative care, which benefits our local and global communities. We develop, understand and evaluate sustainable health and social care therapies, treatments, services, and create new knowledge that respond to the challenges of tomorrow and today, take account of the whole person in their context, and build capacity, future leaders and quality education. Our values include: equality and equity, inclusivity, respect and diversity, challenge and support, representation, leadership and role modelling, co-creating and improving, collaborating and shaping, integration.