erasmus+ programme
intercultural learning in nursing

English for Nurses thoroughly encourages hands-on experience!

Through the Erasmus+ programme, English for Nurses takes a leading role in facilitating practical placements for overseas student nurses in UK Hospitals.  This has proven to be a brilliant way for student nurses to gain an invaluable insight into British nursing culture. It is also a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their language skills by being an active part of working-life on English-speaking wards.   For senior staff at UK hospitals, it offers a chance to enrich and diversify their own wards by hosting gifted and enthusiastic overseas students.

Our teachers at English for Nurses have many years of real experience of what to expect when coming to the the UK as an overseas nurse. We can offer support and guidance to overseas students and also work closely with UK hospitals who would like to become hosts.

EfN have already had great success with many talented student nurses who have enjoyed their time here and found it to be a broadening and memorable experience.  Towards the end of their placement, we invite our student nurses to reflect a little on their stay, share their impressions, and to write a brief report about their experience on a UK ward. We also encourage nursing experts, managers and mentors from these hospitals to submit reports and share their thoughts from the perspective of the host.

We are sure that these reports will be helpful and enlightening for any overseas student nurses or UK nursing experts who are interested in becoming a part of this excellent and colourful programme.

If you are considering a placement in the UK, or would like to host a placement in your own hospital, we hope you enjoy reading their inspirational stories and we encourage you to get in contact with EfN, follow in their footsteps, and eventually write one of your own!


  • ERASMUS- Einsatz im Community Hospital Penrith - 21/9/2016

    Die Möglichkeit die uns in unserer Ausbildung durch den ERASMUS Einsatz geboten wurde, lies mich auf vielseitige Weise teilhaben an der Arbeit der verschiedenen Professionen innerhalb eines Krankenhauses des NHS (National Health Service) Englands. Meine im Rahmen des ERASMUS Programms … Continue reading

  • First Bristol Student Nurse – Julia - 22/5/2015

    Hello, I am Julia. I am doing my nurse training in Germany at Charité Berlin and spent four weeks in Spire Hospital (“The Glen”) for a work experience.

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