Nursing

Introduction

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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:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) B740
Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons) B730
Nursing (Learning Disabilities) BSc (Hons) B761
Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons) B760

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.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Nursing MSci (Hons) Varies by pathway

We also offer four year Nursing & Social Work and Adult Nursing & Paramedic Practice integrated Masters degrees, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Adult Nursing & Social Work MNSW (Hons) BL75
Children’s Nursing & Social Work MNSW (Hons) BL73
Learning Disabilities Nursing & Social Work MNSW (Hons) BL57
Mental Health Nursing & Social Work MNSW (Hons) BL65
Nurse Paramedic (Adult) MSci (Hons) B795

There is an additional opportunity to join the Nursing team as a qualified Nursing Associate.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Nursing Associate FdSc B745

The Faculty has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.

Learning in Practice

As an Edge Hill University nursing learner you will spend 50% of your programme in a placement area, although you will also engage with virtual and simulation-based learning opportunities. All this learning will enable you to put the theoretical aspects of nursing you learn in university into your nursing practice.

The University aims to give learners 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 educators in practice such as Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors, Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs) 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 multi disciplinary team working in that practice area.

The Faculty maintains a close relationship with colleagues from practice which includes the NHS, private, 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 Northwest and neighbouring geographical areas. This is an extensive area which we would encourage you to become familiar with, as your practice experiences may be allocated from across the whole geographical location.

Learners will have scheduled, practice learning placements, where you will be supported by Practice Supervisors and assessed by a Practice Assessor, usually from that organisation. Learners also have an Academic Assessor whose role is to collate and confirm the student’s achievement of proficiencies and programme outcomes in the academic environment for each part of the programme. In addition, the university has a Practice Education Team who are dedicated and experienced, practice focused, academic staff who, provide support for all practice learning environments to ensure successful achievement of the required competencies in practice learning for learners. You may see these Lecturers in Practice Learning during your practice experiences  and will be able  discuss how well you are settling into your placement and your progress of learning in practice.

Your progress will be assessed on each practice experience by a Practice Assessor  and as you move through the programme, your skills and confidence will develop and you will be encouraged to perform increasingly complex activities.

All your  practice learning experiences, where practice assessments take place,  necessary for award and eligibility to register with the NMC will take place in an audited learning environments  and meet the NMC standards for student supervision and assessment (2018).

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