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 / practice supervisor 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 / practice supervisor 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.

From September 2020 all nursing students on courses will receive £5,000 a year maintenance grant. Additional payments of up to £3,000 will be available for students in regions or specialisms struggling to recruit or to help students cover childcare costs. Find out more here.

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Programme Providers

Manchester Metropolitan University

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing)

MSc Adult Nursing – Pre-registration

MSc Mental Health Nursing – Pre-registration

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

The Nursing Department has a great reputation for excellence in learning and teaching built on strong partnerships with local healthcare providers and colleagues from across the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care. The University pride themselves in supporting their student’s growth and success. This year, one of their Nursing students won the Health Visiting Student of the Year Award. The win marks the third consecutive year in which a Manchester Met professional development student has won the award.

One of The Guardian’s top 20 UK Nursing universities in the 2020 league tables; Manchester Metropolitan University, also won ‘Learner of the Year: Post-registration’ and ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 and has been shortlisted in various categories since 2012. *100% of Nursing graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the degree and they scored 98% student satisfaction on the 2019 National Student Survey.

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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
MNurs Adult Nursing
MNurs Children’s Nursing
MNurs Mental Health Nursing

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is one of the largest single-site university in the UK, and has over 40,000 students from 160 countries. 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 2nd in the UK for nursing (QS World University Rankings 2019).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) / Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice)

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 Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice) scored 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2019).

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Greater Manchester Nurses
Greater Manchester Nurses