European project to teach sustainability in nursing

A new toolkit is being launched to help nurses and health professionals throughout Europe embed sustainability into their teaching and learning.

Known as the NurSus TOOLKIT, the online platform provides a host of materials to put climate change and sustainability at the heart of healthcare training, and is being showcased for the first time at the University of Plymouth.

Providing free extensive and comprehensive teaching materials on sustainability and health, the toolkit offers lectures and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of students studying subjects such as geography, design, nursing, midwifery, environment, public health, and health planning and management.
The toolkit is the outcome of a three-year collaboration between the University of Plymouth and universities in Esslingen (Germany), Jaen (Spain) and Maastricht (the Netherlands), funded by European Union programme Erasmus+.

The content of the toolkit is based on evidence from literature, nurse education experts and student groups, and is available in six languages – English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Polish.