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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: 2018
  • 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

235 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2016

UK league tables

Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 6th in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017

National Student Survey

• 96% of our students said staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2016)
• 95% of our students feel their communication skills have improved by studying their programme (NSS 2016)

Why this subject?

Strengthen your career prospects through our practical and professionally focused programmes. You will benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across six undergraduate programmes of study in a dynamic research-led School. Our student satisfaction rates, which range from 91-100%, are testament to the School being a great place to start to your career.

Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. You will be taught by staff with a great deal of practical experience and academic knowledge, who foster an approach of continual professional development that will serve you well throughout your career.

Interact with leading healthcare organisations. You’ll be taught a curriculum that is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, such as Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Warrington & Halton NHS Trust, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust.

Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. You will gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region that has a particularly diverse population, helping you bring your learning to life and providing an invaluable insight to future roles.

Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Supported by the very latest in technological facilities, you’ll benefit from the shared learning the School’s six undergraduate programmes facilitate. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.

Build relationships with committed and enthusiastic teaching staff. Our friendly, supportive staff will enable you to reach your full career potential, both as a graduate and a lifelong learner with the School.