Explore Nursing at Salford

Nursing Student in Facilities

Here at the University of Salford we offer undergraduate and postgraduate pathways onto Adult, Children and Young People and Mental Health Nursing programmes as well as a range of health care related courses. We also offer an Integrated Practice programme in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work. This innovative course will offer you the opportunity to develop the key knowledge, skills and experience required for working in health and social care and specifically with people who have learning disabilities.

Nursing isn’t your average ‘nine-to-five’ job and neither is life as an undergraduate student nurse. 50% of your course will be spent at the University learning essential underpinning theory and 50% will be spent in clinical locations to help you gain vital knowledge and skills to enable you to become a qualified nurse. 

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Postgraduate (Nursing training)

Who are these courses for?

If you already have an undergraduate degree (in any area) and experience working in health care (see pages for what experience qualfies), our MA Nursing courses provide you with the opportunity to qualify as a registered nurse in 2 years. 

Why should you study Nursing at the University of Salford?


We have close links with clinical staff across the Greater Manchester area


You'll learn in our purpose-built facilities including our state-of-the-art simulation suites


As a BSc or MA student, you will spend 50% of your studies in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector

Our Facilities

Clinical Practice Wards

Our Clinical Practice Wards are located in the Mary Seacole Building. There are four rooms designed to give the look and feel of a hospital environment. The rooms are furnished with patient's beds, lockers, chairs, sinks and curtains as well as audio-visual equipment, internet and a teaching area.

We also have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance student learning from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures. Along with nursing skills rooms where you can practice in a ward situation, there are basic skills rooms for sessions such as moving and handling.

Patient Simulation Suites

The patient simulation laboratory provides you with the opportunity to tackle real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment. Set up like a hospital ward, the lab contains hi-tech patient simulators that can mimic everything from the common cold to a major heart condition. The lab will help you develop the clinical skills you need but also the high-level communication skills that will make a real difference to your patients. 

The equipment includes:

  • Emergency Care Patient Simulators: Anatomically correct, feature-rich mannequins, which can be used for the physical demonstration of various clinical signs including bleeding, breathing, blinking eyes and convulsions.
  • iStan Patient Simulators: A step up from the ECS, the iStan adds an essential human element to patient simulation. It moves, breathes, can cry out or moan with pain, providing a realistic patient for you to practice on
  • Pedia Patient Simulator: A complete reproduction of a six-year-old child enabling you to practice paediatric scenarios
  • Baby simulator: This mannequin makes it possible to interact with our most vulnerable patients - in a safe, realistic learning environment

Did you know?

Our state-of-the-art patient simulation laboratories are so realistic that they have been used to film hospital settings in various TV dramas, most recently featuring in the Netflix thriller The Stranger. 

Our Nursing Community

Karolina - Student Nurses on Placement

We have a large community of Nursing students but that doesn’t mean you’ll feel one of many. Our cohorts are close-knit, and our students often say that the sense of community and support are the best things about Salford. 

We're proud of our student nurses and the work they do. Find out about their experiences here

Next Steps

Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

If you are ready to apply, you can find the right course for you on UCAS below:

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing 

BSc (Hons) Children's & Young People's Nursing

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work