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  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B700
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : BBB / IB : 30 / BTEC : Applications considered
  • This programme does not accept applications from international students.
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The overall aim of this programme is to equip you with all the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a nurse in the changing context of healthcare and to succeed in the modern National Health Service.

Top 10 Nursing - Complete University Guide 2015This degree provides students with lifelong learning and working opportunities as well as a strong focus on nursing leadership. You will gain valuable theoretical knowledge alongside practical experience. The cohorts are small and this helps to ensure that our students receive the support they require to help them to get the best out of the programme.

Throughout the three years, you will gain extensive clinical experience in a variety of different settings, including hospital wards, clinics, community settings, critical care and palliative care. There is a global placement incorporated into Year Two to identify the public health needs of communities both in local and global settings.

Programme in detail

The Bachelor of Nursing degree concentrates on caring for individuals with diverse physical and mental health conditions; the degree also concentrates on the supportive role of the nurse with families of individuals being cared for. The degree will prepare you to practice as a knowledgeable, caring and compassionate nurse, competent in professional and ethical practice, care delivery, care management and personal and professional development.

The taught modules will include physiology, pathophysiology, behavioural sciences, research, critical care, public health, communication and clinical skills, incorporating skills associated with curative, rehabilitative and palliative care. A flexible approach to practice learning will allow individual students to achieve outcomes in a variety of settings at different points throughout each level. You are well supported in both academic and practice learning environments.

Year One focuses on concepts of health and wellness when caring for individuals across the lifespan, experiencing a spectrum of physical and mental healthcare needs as well as the healthcare needs of individuals and families.

During Year Two and Year Three you will continue to acquire knowledge and skills required in nursing practice across the life span, however, there will be a focus towards the field of adult nursing.

Throughout the three years, students gain extensive clinical experience in a variety of different settings, including hospital wards, clinics, community settings, critical care and palliative care. There is also the opportunity, in Year Two, to work abroad, which makes up the practice placement for one of the modules looking at public health. Each year incorporates the award of credit for practice learning.

For more information on Nursing, see www.liv.ac.uk/nursing. Alternatively, contact Christine Bulut on 0151 794 5901 or email shs@liverpool.ac.uk.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

288 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2017

UK league tables

Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 5th for Occupation Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2019

National Student Survey

• 100% overall satisfaction for Orthoptics and Physiotherapy programmes and 92% overall satisfaction for Nursing (NSS 2017)

Why this subject?

Strengthen your career prospects. Benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across practical and professionally focused programmes.

Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. Our curriculum is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, including Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Christie, Manchester. Many such partners across the North West provide exciting placement opportunities.

Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. Gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region with a particularly diverse population, providing an invaluable insight to future roles.

Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.