Diploma in Tropical Nursing has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing

News article 20 Jun 2011

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is pleased to announce LSTM Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.  This is a fantastic development in our commitment to providing excellence in teaching and in offering the real world experiences of LSTM staff to nurses in preparation for working in the developing world.  This builds on our existing strengths of teaching medical staff in preparation to work in resource poor settings.  All students who successfully complete this course will be awarded a certificate from the RCN.

This 3-week intensive programme is designed for nurses and midwives who intend to work in developing countries.   The course will provide a wide knowledge base, incorporating laboratory work, clinical aspects of infectious diseases, child health, sexual health, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases as well as professional topics such as leading change, governance and ethics.

The programme aims to:

  • Equip participants with knowledge and practical skills relevant to nursing in the tropics
  • Produce graduates who are informed and effective professionals
  • Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by up-to-date knowledge and current best practice
  • Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future

This Diploma course is available to registered nurses and midwives.  It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.

Course Webpage - /learning--teaching/lstm-courses/professional-diplomas/dtn


2012 coming soon.



Notes to Editors:

About LSTM

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is a world leading institution developing new treatments for malaria, TB, HIV and other neglected tropical diseases.  We have been educating health care professionals for over 100 years.



About the Royal College of Nursing

Founded in 1916 as a professional organisation for trained nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has evolved into a successful professional union. For almost a century the RCN has pioneered professional standards for nurses, in their education, their practice, and their working conditions. Today the RCN has over 400,000 members, and is uniquely acknowledged as the "voice of nursing" by both the government and the public.