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.

On successful completion of one of our joint nursing and social work programmes, you will be eligible to join the NMC’s register as a nurse and also apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (subject to approval from the new regulatory body) for registration on the Social Care Register as a qualified social worker.

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 ranked in the top three in the North West for overall student satisfaction in every National Student Satisfaction Survey so far. Results from the National Student Survey 2013 show Edge Hill University students to be the most satisfied in the region. Based on the average of the responses to all 23 questions in the survey for 2013, the University is ranked top in the North West. Nursing courses at Edge Hill have ranked top in the country for practice-based learning in two of the last four surveys.

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 University is also top in the North West for Teaching Excellence in the Sunday Times University Guide 2012 and to add to a third shortlisting for the Times Higher University of the Year, we have been rated top six in the UK for Courses and Lecturers on by our students reviewing their experiences.

We continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities for our students with £150m invested in campus developments over the last decade, including a £14 million Faculty of Health and Social Care building housing some of the best facilities for health students in the country. The University’s ambitious plans for expansion include a planned investment of £220m by 2020.

Edge Hill is also bucking the national trend and has seen applications to study increase five-fold in the past 10 years.

The Edge Hill University experience is designed to prepare all students for their future careers. We have an excellent track record in graduate employment and Edge Hill is the top performing University in the North-West region for employability, with 93.4% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating. (Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Performance Indicators 2011-12.)

Read more about studying with Edge Hill’s Faculty of Health and Social Care