Nursing is an extremely challenging, rewarding and unique profession that involves a diverse range of skills and attributes, including being able to work independently and as part of a multi-professional team. As a registered Nursing there is a wide choice of career destinations ranging from hospitals to community, teaching and research, specialist roles, and management. Graduates from our programme enjoy excellent employment opportunities working within the North West, throughout the UK, and abroad.
The four fields of Pre-Registration Nursing (all approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council) are:
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
- BSc (Hons Nursing (Mental Health)
The three year programme integrates 50% theory and 50% practice, preparing students to take on the roles and responsibilities required following graduation. You will gain valuable experience working with clinical partners, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised. You will work all shift patterns, including nights and weekends, and are required to travel to and from your practice placement.
The programme is designed so that over 2300 hours of Practice experience education is achieved on completion of the programme – as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to comply with EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Alternatively, you can combine two fields of nursing on a dual award, professionally accredited integrated Masters degree.
We also offer four year Nursing and Social Work integrated Masters degrees, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council.
- MNSW Adult Nursing and Social Work
- MNSW Children’s Nursing and Social Work
- MNSW Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work
- MNSW Mental Health Nursing and Social Work
The Faculty has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.
If you have previous qualified as a Nurse or allied Health Care Professionals (HCP) and wish to refresh knowledge and skills before returning to the health care arena please visit our Return to Practice programme information.
Learning in Practice
As an Edge Hill University nursing student you will spend 50% of your programme in a placement area. This will enable you to put the theoretical aspects of nursing you learn in university into ‘real life’.
The University aims to give students the best experience possible whilst increasing their knowledge base from across a variety of safe learning environments. The University encourages students to be proactive in developing relationships with practice-based mentors and supervisors as well as identifying and seeking further learning opportunities themselves. These opportunities may include short visits to areas of interest and with clinical relevance to a specific nursing field of study, or shadowing another member of the team working in that practice area.
The Faculty maintains a close relationship with colleagues from practice which includes the NHS, voluntary, independent and social care sectors. We have a diverse and wide range of learning environments from these sectors, such as medical wards, surgical wards, nursing and care homes, prisons, high secure environments, community settings, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), elderly care facilities, schools and pre-school nurseries. These practice learning environments range throughout the North West and neighbouring geographical areas. This is an extensive area which we would encourage you to become familiar with, as your placements may be allocated from across the whole geographical location.
Students will have scheduled (Hub) field focused, practice learning placements, where you will be supported and supervised by a practice mentor or supervisor from that organisation. Whilst working in the practice environment, 40% of a student’s time must be spent being supervised (directly or indirectly) by a mentor/practice teacher. In addition, the university has Practice Education Lecturers who are dedicated and experienced, practice focused, academic staff who, in collaboration with your Personal Tutor, provide support for all students to ensure successful achievement of the required competencies in practice learning. You can also expect a progress visit from a Practice Education Lecturer during your placement experience, where you can discuss how well you are settling into your placement and your progress of learning in practice.
Your progress will be assessed on each placement experience by a suitable mentor. As you move through the programme, your skills and confidence will develop and you will be encouraged to perform increasingly complex activities.
In conjunction with successful, achievement of all theoretical elements of your nursing programme, your final placement experience, which is a minimum 12 week placement, is where you will be assessed as competent to be entered onto the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) register of qualified practitioners.