Explore Nursing at Salford
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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Who are these courses for?
If you're just starting out on your higher education journey, and you don't already have a degree, our BSc courses are perfect for you. You'll qualify as a Registered Nurse after 3 years.
- BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work (Integrated Practice)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) with a Health Care Foundation Year
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children & Young People)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People) with a Health Care Foundation Year
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) with a Health Care Foundation Year
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.
What Can We Offer You?
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
From balancing placements and exams, to having a social life and getting a good night’s sleep – life as a student nurse can be demanding.
Nathan Harrison, a second-year adult nursing student, details how he manages to keep on top of it all.
Where It Started
Before Nathan began studying at Salford, he worked as a healthcare assistant at Royal Bolton Hospital. He says that his experiences there inspired him to apply for the adult nursing course.
‘The hospital has students from this University and they encouraged me to go for it. They were really good students, they seemed to know what they were doing and were really knowledgeable – that made me choose here.’
It was also the practical elements of the course that sparked his interest.
‘We do 50 percent in theory and 50 percent in practice. All my placements have been at the Salford Royal and I’ve done various wards and departments. I really enjoyed it.’
Along with child nursing student Jane Boardman, Nathan has been accepted onto a prestigious student leadership programme.
Known as #150Leaders, the programme is a partnership between the Council of Deans and the Burdett Trust for Nursing. A select number of healthcare students from across the country are provided with conferences, coaching and an online community to help develop their leadership skills.
Nathan first heard about the programme through his involvement with the Nursing Society. Their previous treasurer had taken part in #150Leaders the year before and had spoken ‘really highly’ of it.
‘I couldn’t believe it when I found out I got on the programme. It was a surprise – I think it received more than 300 applications and two of us from Salford got places, which is amazing!’ Nathan said.
The first conference is in March, and the students’ transport and accommodation costs will be covered by the programme. Nathan is looking forward to getting #150Leaders underway – particularly to network with students from a range of healthcare courses and focus on his self-development.
‘I’ve been really interested in healthcare leadership, so this was the perfect opportunity. [I wanted to apply] just for personal development. I’ve done a lot at University which I’ve been able to reflect on. I feel like since I’ve started this course, I’ve been able to develop myself and I know so much more about myself than I did before.
‘I think being in second year now, it’s the perfect opportunity. Then as third year approaches, when we’ll be going into the registered profession, I’ll be in a better position because I’ll have these leadership qualities.’
Originally, Nathan wanted to be a hospice nurse; he enjoyed the setting and nature of the work. However, at Salford, he has challenged himself and is open to new opportunities. This has led him to take on work experience in A and E.
‘I’ve absolutely loved it – I never expected to want to work in A and E,’ he said. ‘But now, it’s something I’m wanting to do once I’ve qualified. I’ve been doing some agency work as a support worker in A and E departments across Manchester and I’ve just loved it.’
Explore Life In Salford
From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.
Campus Life. Big City Buzz.
Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.
Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus at the University of Salford.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people. We've got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted one of the best halls of residence in the UK.
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