Explore Nursing and Midwifery

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Here at the University of Salford we offer undergraduate pathways onto Adult, Children and Young People and Mental Health Nursing programmes as well as a range of health care related courses, including a BSc in Midwifery. 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.

When attending the University you will be welcomed into a relaxed and friendly environment in which to learn. A wealth of facilities are available to you including formal teaching, group and one-to-one sessions, a comfortable and enriching learning space, and state-of-the-art clinical set ups with child, infant, adult and birthing simulators.

Nursing or Midwifery isn’t your average ‘nine-to-five’ job. 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 or midwife. 

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BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

Adult nurses work in hospitals or in the community, offering support, education and care to adults and their families and carers.

50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector which includes prison placements, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.

On successful completion of this course you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

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This course also has a Foundation Year option. More details here

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People)

Children and young people’s nurses work in a variety of clinical settings and provide care, support, advice and education to 0-18 year old children, young people and their parents/ carers. You will learn how to manage and maximise the health of children and young people in a hospital or in the community. 

50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.

On successful completion of this course you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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This course also has a Foundation Year option. More details here

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

Mental health nurses provide care for people experiencing mental health problems, working in the community, specialist hospitals or health centres.

50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector which includes prison placements, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.

You will learn about how to support people during the most acute phases of their distress, how to work with people who have issues around substance misuse or offending behaviour and how to help those with ongoing mental health problems.

On successful completion of this course, you will have a recognised degree qualification that leads to registration as a qualified nurse, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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This course also has a Foundation Year option. More details here

BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice)

This exciting and innovative course offers you the opportunity to study for, and to register as, both a Nurse (Learning Disabilities) and a Social Worker (Generic). You will gain the professional qualifications required as well as the knowledge, skills and experience required for working in health and social care settings, primarily with people who have learning disabilities, though placements in other social care settings meet the needs of a generic Social Work qualification.

Half of the time, the course is spent on placement where you will be supported by qualified practitioners. You will relate the theories of the professions to real-world practice and demonstrate your knowledge and skills through direct work with people with learning disabilities, their families and communities. 

When you qualify, you will be able to register as a qualified nurse (learning disability) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to Social Work England as a social worker. 

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FdSc Nursing Associate (Direct Entry Route)

The Nursing Associate is a highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings. This role will bridge the gap between a support worker and a Registered Nurse, providing a workforce for future healthcare. The programme is a two-year programme leading to a Nursing Associate Foundation Degree.

You will spend half of your time at the University and the other half working in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector. These practice learning opportunities will be across the Greater Manchester area. 

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BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Midwives offer care and support to birthing people, their partners and families. They provide care throughout the pregnancy continuum which includes antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care. 

50% of your studies will be spent in hospital and community settings, within the NHS and independent sector, where you will spend time in a well-supported environment, working alongside qualified practice assessors and supervisors.

Our Midwifery Curriculum is UNICEF Baby Friendly accredited and in February 2021 we achieved the Gold Award status demonstrating our highest commitment to infant feeding education for student midwives.

On successful completion of this 3 year degree, you will be eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.

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What Can We Offer You?

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

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

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

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You will have the opportunity to go on an international placement to experience care outside of the UK

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When you graduate you will be a qualified staff nurse for nursing and eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register for Midwifery

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Our academics are experts in their chosen field, with many still practising or collaborating with practice research

Hear it from our students

When you're making decisions about what course to study and which university to go to, we know it is useful for you to hear from people just like you. That's why we've asked some of our current students and recent graduates about their experiences at Salford. Explore here

The thing I love about Salford the most is that the staff are really approachable and helpful. I was able to meet with lecturers and have discussions whenever I needed it, my personal tutor was absolutely brilliant and still supports and checks in on us even though we have graduated.

Nursing students in the Simulation Suite, University of Salford - DUPLICATE

Maine

Maine - Graduate of Nursing

After doing some research and speaking to people where I worked (one of whom had done the course) it became clear that this course is unique in the area in that it offers qualifications in two disciplines. Therefore this course seemed perfect to me, and the past few years have proven to me that I made the right choice!

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Lewis

Lewis is a graduate from the Learning Disabilities and Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice) programme

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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.