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Our Pillars of Learning

The Exeter Nurse is a nurse first and foremost. They are expert at caring for individuals, and in helping them to perform the core activities that contribute to health, recovery or dignified death; activities that the individual would perform by themselves if they had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.

The Exeter Nurse demonstrates commitment to professional values including social justice, compassion, dignity and integrity and to the flourishing of individuals, families and communities. They always aspire to do the right thing and to be of good character.

The Exeter Nurse understands the importance and complexity of evidence to meet a range of needs. Evidence underpins safe and meaningful care for individuals, families, and communities, locally and globally. The Exeter Nurse has wide-ranging scientific knowledge, confidence in demonstrating research and practice skills, and values which contribute to innovations and sustainable improvements in health and social care.

The Exeter Nurse prioritises the holistic components of wellbeing, including the wider psychological, emotional and social impacts on health and care. They work to ensure that the mental health care needs of people are considered as important as their physical health care needs, adopting a recovery focused approach.

The Exeter Nurse delivers health and social care to support the drive for worldwide improvement in physical and mental health, reduction of inequalities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders, including the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

The Exeter Nurse works in partnership with patients, family members, caregivers, and the Academy’s Patient and Public Involvement Group, upholding the principle “nothing about us without us”. The Exeter Nurse listens to and learns from individuals’ experience, sharing the process of healthcare decision-making.

The Exeter Nurse leads by example, ensuring that health and social care is compassionate, efficient, effective, and evidence-based. They inspire confidence in others to deliver excellence in health and social care.