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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.
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By choosing to study this degree you will benefit from the most modern learning facilities plus contact with first-rate academics. You will also benefit from the findings of our ground-breaking research which will equip you with the most up-to-date knowledge. Our values-based ethos focuses on empathy and compassion, giving you the emotional skills you need for practice. Enhancing your communication skills is also high on our agenda, helping you become more effective in your role, especially important when working closely with other healthcare professionals. Finally, your practice placements will be where all your knowledge and skills come together to help you perform as a professional for the very first time.
Year 1: Foundations in health sciences; applied health sciences; foundations in nursing practice; principles of nursing practice; practice experience 1; practice experience 2. Year 2: Acute care needs; long term conditions and care; end of life and palliative care; partnerships in health and social care practice experience 3; practice experience 4. Year 3: Complex care; leadership and management; research; practice experience 5; practice experience 6.
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
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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 salaryLOW£22.2k
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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