Care starts here

A nursing career isn’t something to be taken lightly. It calls for great focus and astute decision-making, and so training is essential. However, with the right approach, and the support we can offer through tutors, mentors / practice assessors and university support networks, everything’s in place to ensure you succeed.

We have a reputation for holistic education. As well as covering the theory, we ensure you understand the clinical implications and practical applications of nursing. Outside of classroom work, you’ll also undertake a number of hospital and community placements, each introducing you to a new area of care, from sexual health to cardiology to A&E. You’ll also have a mentor / practice assessor on each placement, who’ll be invaluable in supporting you. Their experience, knowledge and skill will help you to develop and unlock your full potential.

Hear from our student nurses on the videos below on the support available while studying to be a nurse at one of Greater Manchester’s four amazing universities:

Train to be a Nurse
Train to be a Nurse

Programme Providers

Manchester Metropolitan University

Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Nursing – Pre-registration
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

The aim for the Department of Nursing is to make sure that we prepare you for the challenges you may face throughout your degree and develop the expertise you’ll need to become a leader in nursing. In the Department of Nursing, we have real insight and experience of practising in the roles we teach. As registered nurses, we have all worked as nurses, health visitors or advanced practitioners at points in our healthcare careers. Placements are an important part of our course and you’ll go on a number of clinical placements, working in both hospitals and community settings.

One of The Guardian’s top 20 UK Nursing universities in 2018; Manchester Metropolitan University, also won ‘Learner of the Year: Post-registration’ and ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017. *99% of its Nursing graduates also went straight into employment or further study last year.

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*Destination of School Leavers from HE record

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)
BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) with integrated Nursing Prescribing

The courses at University of Bolton focus on a number of areas, including nursing and health, early years and social policy. They also benefit from the University’s strong links across the Partnership and with professional bodies, industry partners and community groups. Plus, there’s a flagship £31 million Bolton One building, with a state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Suite.

Number one in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction (NSS 2017) and second in the UK for Teaching Quality (Teaching Excellence Framework); all of last year’s nursing graduates went on to work in the NHS across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

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The University of Manchester

BNurs Adult Nursing
BNurs Child Nursing
BNurs Mental Health Nursing

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, and has the biggest student community. The University works closely with local NHS Trusts and social care partners. Nursing students spend half their learning time in a variety of clinical placements, applying theory to practice, and can even choose to take a placement overseas.

The University is ranked 3rd in the world and 1st in the UK for nursing (QS World University Rankings 2018).Their nursing graduates have excellent employment prospects and are sought after by employers. Many of their graduates are in leadership positions in the NHS and social care organisations and academia, both in this country and beyond.

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University of Salford

BSc (Hons) / MA Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) / MA Children and Young people Nursing
BSc (Hons) / MA Mental Health Nursing
BSc Hons Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities and Social Work

University of Salford is a friendly, vibrant and pioneering place to study with strong industry partnerships and world class facilities. Nursing students at University of Salford benefit from state-of-the-art Simulation Suites, clinical practice wards and skills rooms, and teaching informed by the latest research. Clinical placements put learning into practice and develop vital knowledge and skills in real world situations.

It was the first university to be accredited by the North West Simulation Education network for their Patient Simulation Suite from (NWSEN). BSc Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing scored 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2017).

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Testimonial Video

Greater Manchester Nurses
Greater Manchester Nurses