Introduction to Pre-Registration Nursing
Nursing is a distinct health profession which can be incredibly diverse, challenging and rewarding.
Our pre-registration nursing programmes are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and on successful completion you will meet the professional requirements and be eligible to join the NMC’s register as a qualified nurse.
All our pre-registration nursing programmes are three years long with a timetable of 45 weeks per year (annual leave is predetermined). The courses comprise of 50% theory and 50% practice, and you will be expected to attend university and placement areas for a 37.5 hour week. As a nursing student you will experience all shift patterns, including night shifts, whilst on placement.
Generic and field competencies are integrated, as stipulated by the NMC and to allow students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to qualify in their chosen field as well as understand the generic competencies that apply to all nurses. You will learn how to effectively manage and co-ordinate patient/client care and you will understand clearly your role and the role of other healthcare professionals to widen your knowledge of the patient experience.
Edge Hill University also offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for experienced nurses who want to develop their skills and progress in their careers.
Why Study at Edge Hill University?
Edge Hill University has been named the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2014 and is one of the fastest growing universities in the UK.
The University has been rated as ‘Top in the North West for Student Satisfaction’ (Times/Sunday Times University Guide, 2014, National Student Survey 2013) and ‘Top in the North West’ for employability’ (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2012/13).
The Faculty of Health and Social Care has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources. The Faculty has also achieved the Customer Service Excellence standard (December 2014).
The Edge Hill University experience is designed to prepare all students for their future careers. We have an excellent track record in graduate employment
Edge Hill is also bucking the national trend and has seen applications to study increase five-fold in the past 10 years.