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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.

Nursing isn’t your average ‘nine-to-five’ job and neither is life as a 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. Whilst on your nursing placements, you will work alongside qualified nurse mentors in the hospital or community, offering support, education and care to patients, families and carers.

In addition we offer an Integrated Practice in learning Disabilities and Social Work undergraduate programme. 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.

We have a range of undergraduate programmes within our nursing directorate, many of which lead to registration as a qualified nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon successful completion.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities, we bring learning to life and ensure you have the skills to practice safely and competently in your chosen profession.

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If you are interested in PhD research within this subject area, please find out more here.

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Foundation degrees are a chance to sample a subject area at university level, with the flexibility of changing between related degree pathways at the end of the Foundation Year to suit your own interests

These are ideal if you're returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction. These consist of intensive modules which provide the requisite background for specific honours courses for those without the necessary qualifications.

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As the world of work evolves rapidly, we have developed a suite of higher and degree-level apprenticeships, offering a viable alternative to traditional university study.

Our degree apprenticeship programmes open doors to rewarding and challenging careers across a wide range of and our portfolio of programmes is continually developing to meet the needs of today’s employers.  

You will benefit from the expertise of our academics who are leaders in their field as well as the opportunity to continually apply your knowledge in the workplace.

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Nursing Simulation Suites

Our fantastic simulation suites are designed to replicate a real hospital environment allowing you to experience real life scenarios in a safe environment ensuring you are fully competent going forward into practice.

Other facilities

We have a range of other facilities within the School including our B’Hive social space and Allerton learning space where you have access to a range of literature, computers and study spaces.

It’s always great to hear from our current students and alumni about their experience studying here. Take a look at what our students have to say below.  

During my course I got involved in the Erasmus project, which gave me the opportunity to spend several months in Spain. As a student nurse I wanted to observe the similarities and differences of care in both countries to understand the evidence base behind the care delivered to children. Within a few weeks of  spending time in practice and reflecting on this, it became quite clear that things were done a lot differently. This was really interesting to see and developed my professional knowledge. It also gave me the confidence to ask questions and this in turn increased my confidence  on  a  personal  level  too.  I am soon  to start my new position at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. I’m very excited! Najma Sharif, BSc (Hons) Nursing/RN Children and Young People’s, graduate        

Choosing to study Adult Nursing at the University of Salford has been the greatest, most life changing decision I have ever made. The course is both challenging and rewarding and has a robust support network. I would not be in the position that I am in now had it not been for the valuable contribution of the supportive, credible lecturers here, the exciting opportunities that the University has to offer and the top of the range facilities I was able to utilise for my learning and development. Maria Taylor, BSc (Hons) Nursing/RN Adult

I chose Salford due to the good reputation they have for training nurses and other health care professionals and I am so glad I did – everything has been fantastic. The simulation suites are just like a real ward, all the equipment is the same and it really  does  help  that  you  have  had  that  experience  before  going out  on placement.  My whole experience here has been brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend studying nursing here at Salford. Thomas Watkins, BSc (Hons) Nursing/RN Adult

I was very sceptical with regards to what I would learn as I have previously attended leadership training within my trust. What I did not expect was how much I would learn about myself and the interaction I have with others. The theories and tools that you learn  on  this  module  are  fantastic,  the  ability  and  time to  self-reflect is  priceless. I have learnt skills that I will never forget and would definitely recommend this module to all my colleagues. Lisa Brown, MSc Leadership and Management for Healthcare Practice, Assistant Directorate Manager, University Dental Hospital of Manchester

I have been a nurse in China for ten years. About a year ago I began to feel that my insufficient knowledge about nursing research was preventing me from providing the best quality nursing care for patients, so I decided to return to university. At the beginning, I worried that the language  barrier,  cultural differences,  and  teaching style differences  would  hinder me in getting accustomed to the life here. Fortunately, the university has arranged many useful activities and workshops for these problems. My  independent    learning  and  critical  thinking skills   are greatly  improved,  and these skills will be very beneficial  for my career development, as they will inspire me to think and to be creative. In conclusion, the university has encouraged me to have  a new dream and have the courage  to chase it. Jinyan Wu, MSc Nursing

There are a wide range of societies to get involved with here at the university both linked to your programme of study as well as over 50 different societies covering all aspects of student life, from political to performance, and international to faith. The likelihood is if you have an interest, we'll have a society! Find out more

We also have a range of events taking place throughout the year within the School. Take a look at our events page to find out more.