Nursing BN (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B700
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : BBB / IB : 30 / BTEC : Applications considered
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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 2015

This 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 will be well supported in both academic and practice learning environments.

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.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

322 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2018

UK league tables

Ranked 1st for Nursing in England, and 5th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019

National Student Survey

97% overall satisfaction for Nursing (NSS 2018) and 100% overall satisfaction for Orthoptics and Physiotherapy programmes

Why this subject?

Strengthen your career prospects

Benefit from our experience in delivering more than 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 throughout the North West. 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

Interprofessional learning modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.