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Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed.
Top things to look for when comparing courses
The programme is divided into 2 parts; the adult nursing pathway encompasses a common foundation programme and a branch programme to provide a holistic approach to the development, knowledge, skills and attitudes of the nursing student; the curriculum takes a principles approach that enables students to develop into safe and effective practitioners who are able to work in any care setting.
Core module topics: professional values; communication and interpersonal skills; nursing practice and decision making; leadership, management and team working.
How you'll spend your time
Lectures / seminars
How you'll be assessed
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult) More info
We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni.
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?
% employed or in further studyHIGH99%
Average graduate salaryMEDIUM£24.3k
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals
Graduates who are caring personal services
Graduates who are health associate professionals
Employment prospects for graduates of this subject
This is the subject with the most degree graduates in 2012 - over 14,300. We'll always need nurses in this country, so it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same – they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management.
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