Nursing BN (Hons)

Key information

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Career prospects

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service, Social Services or the private sector.

You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.

Nursing is currently 2nd in the Guardian University Guide (2020) and in the 2017 National Student Survey the Directorate of Nursing was awarded a rating of 92% for student satisfaction and 100% for graduate employment/further study. 

On completion of the degree, Nursing graduates will be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. There are many reasons you should consider a career as an adult nurse. It offers you the chance to make a difference, a high degree of flexibility and a career with excellent employment prospects. Your nursing career will mean working with adults of all ages. They may suffer from one or more long or short-term physical health conditions. This could include heart disease, injuries from an accident, pneumonia, arthritis, diabetes or cancer. This programme has an excellent record of graduate employment, and is well respected and valued in the UK and internationally.

Qualifying you for life

Students will develop skills including:

  • Information gathering and analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Working with others
  • Time management
  • Self-directed learning.