Deciding to become a nurse is one of the most important decisions a person will make. The School of Health & Social Care offers pre-registration nursing across 4 branches and has excellent links with the NHS and other care providers. Nursing skills are taught and assessed in four laboratories. Learning clinical skills in the laboratories ensures that students develop competence in a safe, protected environment. In order to develop multi-professional and collaborative working, there is shared learning between nursing and midwifery students in areas such as biological and social sciences, informatics, research, ethics, health policy and management.
This programme offers both practice and theoretical learning in a variety of institutional and community settings. The programme has four routes. For adult and child nursing, placements are in hospitals and the local community, such as GP practices and with community nurses and health visitors. Mental health and learning disabilities nursing placements are much more community-focused, in clinics, health centres and schools.
Graduates have employment opportunities in the National Health Service and Primary Care Trusts locally and nationally and in all branches of nursing