Nursing Dream it - University of Nottingham

Nursing Dream it - University of Nottingham

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Undergraduate guide 2020
Nursing Dream it - University of Nottingham
We are proud to be                                                    Choose to study
                                                                                             nominated across six
                                                                                             categories in the
                                                                                                                                                                   adult, child,
                                                                                             Student                                                               disabilities or
    Contents                                                                                 Nursing Times
    Welcome                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                   mental health
    Why study with us?                                 5                                    Awards 2019                                                           nursing
    Our courses                                        6
    The nursing fields of practice                     12
    The practice learning experience                   13
    How will I study?                                  14                                   Become a
    Careers and employability                          16                                   registered
    How to apply 
    Experience it 
                                                                                             in just two years on
                                                                                             our Graduate Entry
                                                                                             Nursing course

                                                        I really enjoy the placement                                                                    Develop
                                                        opportunities that we are able to                                                               a global
                                                        access. Being based in one of the
                                                        UK’s biggest mental health trusts                                                               experience
                                                        means there are opportunities that                                                              of nursing and have the
                                                        are not available anywhere else.                                                                opportunity to experience
                                                        Philippa Oddi,                                                                                  healthcare abroad
                                                        BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

                                                                                             We were ranked
    Our nursing students                                                                     5th in the UK
    earn significantly                                                                       and 27th in                                  of undergraduates from the school
    more after 3 years                                                                       the world                                    secured work or further study within
    than their peers*                                                                        for nursing*                                 six months of graduation.

2   * Longitudinal Education Outcomes, Department for
                                                                                             * QS World University Rankings by Subject,                                              3
      Education (June 2017)                                                                                                               See page 16
Nursing Dream it - University of Nottingham
Welcome                                                                                                Why study with us?

    Where could                                                                                            Studying nursing
    nursing take you?                                                                                      at Nottingham
    This is an incredibly exciting                      As one of the world’s leading universities and     Our Future Nurse programmes
                                                        one of the largest nursing schools in the UK, we
    time to become a nurse. The                         have a hard-earned reputation for teaching and     are designed to give you the                        At a glance
    Nursing and Midwifery Council                       research excellence. The Research Excellence       skills and knowledge needed for                     	Gain hands-on experience in community
                                                        Framework (2014) ranked us 5th in terms of
    have introduced ambitious new                       research power in our unit of assessment.
                                                                                                           a modern nursing career, while                        and hospital settings
    standards that set out a modern                                                                        providing clinical experience                        Develop a global perspective of nursing
                                                        We welcome people from a diverse range of
    and innovative approach to                          backgrounds, whether you’re a school leaver,       in a supportive environment.                         through international opportunities such
                                                                                                                                                                as an elective placement and ERASMUS
    nurse education, with nurses                        mature student, or looking for a more
                                                                                                           The Division of Nursing sits within the School       funded European placement
                                                        rewarding career.
    taking on greater responsibilities                                                                     of Health Sciences, which is a research active      	Study a course with a Fabulous First Year
    and enjoying more opportunities                     We look forward to welcoming you to the
                                                        University of Nottingham and the start of an
                                                                                                           school. All our teaching staff are experts in the     that leads to professional registration
                                                                                                           field, having published key nursing textbooks.        with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
    than ever to progress in a range                    incredible career.                                                                                       (NMC)
    of fascinating specialist areas.                    Professor Judith Tanner
                                                        Head of the Division of Nursing                    Both the school and our students are consistently
    Our innovative nursing degrees blend novel                                                             represented in national awards. At the Student
                                                        School of Health Sciences
    teaching methods, exciting clinical experiences                                                        Nursing Times Awards (SNTA) 2018, we won
    and rigorous academic knowledge, all designed                                                          Student Nurse of the Year in the Learning
    to prepare you for a professional nursing career.                                                      Disabilities category.
                                                                                                           In the SNTA 2019, we have been nominated in
                                                                                                           the following categories:
                                                                                                           ■■ Student Nurse of the Year (adult and child)
                                                                                                           ■■ Learner of the Year
                                                                                                           ■■ Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs
                                                                                                           ■■ Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and
                                                                                                              Inclusion for our School of Health Sciences
                                                                                                              BME Student Network
                                                                                                           ■■ Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-
                                                                                                              registration) for Graduate Entry Nursing

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Our courses

    Our courses                                                                                                                       Example timetables
     Nursing                                      UCAS code               Duration A levels                   IB                      Below are example first-year timetables for BSc Nursing and MSc
     Single honours                                                                                                                   Graduate Entry Nursing. This gives an indication of how your time
     BSc Nursing (Adult)                          B740                    3 years         BBB^                30                      will be spent, although these are liable to change*.
     BSc Nursing (Child)                          B730                    3 years         BBB^                30
                                                                                                                                      BSc Nursing:
     BSc Nursing (Mental Health)                  B767                    3 years         BBB^                30
                                                                                                                                       A sample first-year timetable
     MSc Graduate Entry Nursing                   3010                    2 years         N/A*
     (Adult)                                                                                                                                             9-10am               10.30-12.30pm         12.30-       1.30-2.30pm 2.30-3.30pm 3.30-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1.30pm                               4.30pm*
     MSc Graduate Entry Nursing                   3310                    2 years         N/A*
     (Child)                                                                                                                                             Lectures (biological sciences
                                                                                                                                       Monday                                                        Lunch       Nursing skills in clinical simulation suite
                                                                                                                                                         and professional values)
     MSc Graduate Entry Nursing                                           2 years         N/A*
     (Learning Disabilities)                                                                                                                                                                                     Blended seminars, lectures and clinical
                                                                                                                                       Tuesday           Group seminars                              Lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 simulation/communication skills
     MSc Graduate Entry Nursing                   3110                    2 years         N/A*
     (Mental Health)                                                                                                                                     Nursing skills in clinical
                                                                                                                                       Wednesday                                                     Lunch       Sport and leisure time
                                                                                                                                                         simulation suite
    ^ Please visit for specific entry requirements.
    * Applicants require a first degree at 2:2 or above (or international equivalent). Full details of Graduate Entry Nursing entry                                                                              Nursing skills in clinical           Reflection
    requirements can be found on individual programme pages. Please visit                                     Thursday          Lecture              Group seminars         Lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 simulation suite                     time
    International applicants                                           a place on one of the pre-registration BSc                      Friday            Lecture              Group seminars         Lunch       Digital learning
    International applicants can apply for both the                    Nursing courses.
    BSc and Graduate Entry Nursing. Please note that
                                                                       Successful completion of the foundation course,
    our international course fees include uniforms and
                                                                       with the necessary progression requirements
                                                                                                                                      MSc Graduate Entry Nursing:
                                                                       including maths and English, will be accepted
                                                                                                                                       A sample first-year timetable
    University of Nottingham                                           as equivalent qualifications for entry.
    International College                                                                                                                                9-10am      10-11am     11am-12pm 12-1pm            1-2pm       2-3pm        3-4pm        4-5pm*
                                                                       English language requirements
    The University of Nottingham International                                                                                                                                                                                                    Free period/
                                                                       IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element). For                Monday            Clinical skills                         Lunch       Clinical skills
    College (TUNIC) opened in January 2017,                                                                                                                                                                                                       personal study
                                                                       details of other English language tests and
    offering international students foundation
                                                                       qualifications we accept, please see                                                                                                                                       Free period/
    courses including a science foundation                                                                                             Tuesday           Enquiry based learning (EBL)            Lunch       EBL         EBL
                                                                                                                                                                                             personal study
    certificate and assistance to meet the entry
    requirements in English provided by Kaplan                         Academic English preparation                                                                                                                                               Free period/
    International Colleges. This will include                          If the above grades are not met, English                        Wednesday         Clinical skills                         Lunch       Lecture     Lecture      Lecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  personal study
    courses specifically tailored for undergraduate                    preparatory courses are available. Find out more
    nurse entry.                                                       at                                                                                                                                                   Free period/
                                                                                                                                       Thursday          Self-directed study                     Lunch       Lecture     Lecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  personal study
    You will need to satisfy both the Kaplan
    and University entry requirements to obtain                                                                                                                                                                                       Free period/
                                                                                                                                       Friday            Lecture                 Lunch                       Seminar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      personal study

                                                                                                                                      * Please note that the university day officially ends at 6pm and occasionally formal course content ends at this time.

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Our courses

    BSc Nursing

    This course is designed to        biological science theory and clinical practice                          When and where will I study?                              practices and the community. See page 13 for
                                      to develop clinical skills in a safe environment                                                                                   more information on placements.
    build the skills and knowledge    alongside a formative first year placement. We
                                                                                                               The course starts in September and your
                                                                                                               first year follows the dates of most university
    required of a graduate registered will help develop your knowledge, resilience and                         undergraduate courses. Years two and three
                                                                                                                                                                         Campus community
                                      confidence to prepare you for clinical practice.
    nurse in your chosen specialism                                                                            are slightly longer than the University’s                 We are proud to have one of the most active
                                                                                                                                                                         students’ unions at any UK university, with over
                                                                                                               calendar year.
    (adult, child or mental health).  Years two and three                                                                                                                300 societies and sports clubs where you can
    We offer a person-centred         In years two and three, you will continue to                             The majority of study takes place at the School           have fun, gain new skills and meet like-minded
                                      develop your knowledge of biological sciences                            of Health Sciences within the Queen’s Medical             people. Students can also join the Nursing
    approach, providing holistic      and principles of pharmacology, prescribing law                          Centre, Nottingham. You will benefit from                 and Midwifery Association (NMA), who aid
    care for the individual and their and accountability to prepare you for prescribing                        learning in a simulated environment in our                interprofessional collaboration as well as hosting
                                                                                                               Clinical Skills Centre to develop your
    family.                           education once graduated.
                                                                                                               confidence in caring for people. This learning
                                                                                                                                                                         social activities, organising sporting events and
                                                                                                                                                                         providing welfare support.
                                                           An elective placement is available at the end       will take place alongside service users and
    What will I learn?                                     of year two of the BSc when you are given the       carers groups, expert nurses from practice,               We also have a School of Health Sciences BME
    Nursing is a people centred service and is             opportunity to undertake a home or overseas         and University lecturers.                                 Student Network that creates an inclusive and
    practiced in partnership with individuals,             placement for you to experience healthcare                                                                    supportive environment for patients, students
    families and communities locally, nationally and       in other settings. You are offered placement        Getting to our Nottingham campus is easy,                 and staff.
    globally. You will learn how to improve people’s       exchanges and final placement choices to give       with a wide range of transport links available,
    lives, working to expand capacity for self-care        you some flexibility and the option to focus your   from the tram – with stops at both Queen’s                Selection and interview
    by responding to physical, biological, spiritual,      career.                                             Medical Centre and University Park Campus –               Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an
    emotional and psychological need.                                                                          to public bus services.                                   interview. For more details about what will be
                                                           There are short optional modules available in
                                                                                                               You will have a variety of placements throughout          involved in the selection process, please visit
    The BSc Nursing programme at Nottingham                the third year to help you focus your career,
                                                                                                               the course, working in hospitals, general       
    has been designed to develop the real skills           examples of options are:
    and knowledge you will need to become the              ■■   High Dependency (Adult and Child Field)
    professional leader of tomorrow in an
                                                           ■■   Child and Young Peoples’ Mental Health
    ever-changing healthcare environment.
                                                           ■■   Addressing Sexuality in Healthcare
    Year one                                               ■■   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Nurses
    The ‘Fabulous First Year’ offers you a shorter first   ■■   Sport, Exercise and Mental Health
    year than the majority of nursing programmes           Research in nursing is vital and we will develop                                                     I chose Nottingham because of the opportunities it
    and you have Wednesday afternoons off to               your understanding of research practice                                                                provides to learn at world-renowned healthcare facilities,
    participate in sporting activities, providing          informing evidence-based approaches to                                                                 alongside staff that are specialists in their field. I have also
    opportunities to play a full role in University        excellent care.                                                                                        participated in a number of extracurricular activities that
    life. You will be introduced to clinical learning                                                                                                             underpin and enable me to use the skills and knowledge I
    to integrate professional nursing knowledge,                                                                                                                  have gained through my training.
                                                                                                                                                                 Jodi Shaw,
                                                                                                                                                                 BSc Nursing

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Our courses

     MSc Graduate Entry
     Nursing (GEN)
     This course is aimed at those                       Complementing your theory, you will undertake        When and where will I study?                         Campus community
                                                         a range of placements and practice in a variety
     who already have a degree                           of settings. This will enable you to apply
                                                                                                              There are two cohorts in 2020; January and           We are proud to have one of the most active
                                                                                                              September. From 2021 onwards there will only         students’ unions at any UK university, with over
     and some prior healthcare                           theoretical knowledge to people you are caring
                                                                                                              be a September intake. The course will last for      300 clubs, societies and opportunities where
                                                         for, under the supervision of your mentor.
     or voluntary experience, and                                                                             two years in total with an equal balance between     you can have fun, gain new skills and meet
                                                                                                              theory and placement.                                like-minded people. Students can also join the
     are committed to providing                          Year two                                                                                                  Nursing and Midwifery Association (NMA),
     excellence in care, becoming                        The second year follows a similar structure to the   The majority of study takes place at the School      who aid interprofessional collaboration as well
                                                         first year, with the modular theoretical learning    of Health Sciences within the Queen’s Medical
     a registered nurse in just                          covering complex scenarios.                          Centre, Nottingham. You will benefit from
                                                                                                                                                                   as hosting social activities, organising sporting
                                                                                                                                                                   events and providing welfare support.
     two years.                                          Advanced skills will be used to complement the
                                                                                                              learning in a simulated environment in our
                                                         planning and decision making needed to deliver
                                                                                                              Clinical Skills Centre to develop your               Selection and interview
     What will I learn?                                  care effectively. You will have a higher degree
                                                                                                              confidence in caring for people. This learning
                                                                                                              will take place alongside service users and
                                                                                                                                                                   Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a
     The course offers an enquiry-based,                 of responsibility, with extended nursing skills                                                           selection day. For more details about what will
                                                                                                              carers groups, expert nurses from practice,
     person-centred approach, building on your           and preparing to prescribe being integral to                                                              be involved, please visit
                                                                                                              and University lecturers.
     existing skills for learning. It also encompasses   your studies.                                                                                             healthsciences/selectionday
     shared learning with other disciplines and                                                               You will benefit from learning with simulation
     professions, developing your clinical leadership    You will complete your research dissertation         manikins, gaining confidence before working
     skills and preparing you for practice.              during your second year, demonstrating your          with real patients. You can also experience
                                                         ability to work at masters level. The empirical      scenarios which might not occur in practice; for
     Year one                                            or literature-based research will give in-depth      example cardiac arrests or critical illness. This
                                                         critical analysis of relevant literature and you     learning will take place alongside patient focus
     In the first year, you will explore the
                                                         will discuss the implications of your findings and   groups, expert nurses from practice,
     foundations of health and illness and develop
                                                         offer recommendations for nursing practice.          and University lecturers.
     the knowledge, skills and values that place the
                                                         You will have the support of a research-active
     individual at the centre of care delivery. You
                                                         academic who will be your supervisor. Past           You will have a variety of placements in each
     will also consider factors in infection
                                                         students have also been successful in having         year of study, working in hospitals, general
     prevention and control, self-management and
                                                         their research published.                            practices and the community. See page 13 for
     communication. You will learn about caring for
                                                                                                              more information.
     people from the perspective of the individual and   Again, you will have a variety of placements over
     those supporting them.                              the year, allowing you to apply the theory you
                                                         have learned.
     Modules provide opportunities to apply and
     evaluate relevant nursing care and contributes
     to an understanding of health detriments, health
     inequalities and the development of skills in
     health promotion. You will start preparing for
     your research dissertation, choosing your topic                                                                                                 My placements have been both diverse and positive. I’ve been
     and critically evaluating literature to support                                                                                                   on orthopedic trauma wards, watching surgery in theatre,
     your studies.                                                                                                                                     and working in the community. You get a good insight into the
                                                                                                                                                       kind of nurse you want to become.
                                                                                                                                                      Marie Staunton,
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Our courses

     The nursing fields                                                                                          The practice learning
     of practice                                                                                                 experience
     Each specialism is associated                         Caring for children                                   We think it is important you                        However, the majority of placements are in
                                                                                                                                                                     the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regions.
     with a unique skillset, bringing                      and their families (BSc and GEN)                      experience care in different
                                                                                                                                                                     If you are on placement in Derby, there is a free
     its own communication,                                Working with children of all ages (up to 19 years
                                                           old), with a variety of conditions, brings a unique
                                                                                                                 settings so you can:                                hopper bus for students that runs from the Royal
     knowledge and leadership                              set of challenges. Not only will you care for         ■■ see how different trusts operate, giving you
                                                                                                                                                                     Derby Hospital to University Park Campus.
     challenges.                                           the child, you will also provide a high-level of          a wider perspective of the healthcare sector
                                                           support for concerned families.
                                                                                                                 ■■ broaden your practice experience and
                                                                                                                                                                     International opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                     BSc Nursing students undertake a four-week
     Caring for adults (BSc and GEN)                       The child field also explores the pivotal roles and
                                                                                                                     clinical skills
                                                                                                                                                                     elective placement whilst GEN students
     You will provide care that is completely focused      interactions between yourself as a nurse and the      ■■ better prepare yourself for a nursing career,    undertake a two-week elective placement. You
     on the needs of the patient and will help people      child and their family, building your knowledge           understanding the challenges that both          will arrange this placement yourself and there
     manage an acute episode, injury or long-term          of professional and ethical practice.                     patients and healthcare professionals face      is the potential to go anywhere in the world,
     illness, regardless of their disease or disability.                                                             at various stages                               provided the country is deemed safe to travel to
                                                           As a registered child nurse you may work in           ■■ make connections for future job opportunities
     The role of an adult nurse is diverse and                                                                                                                       and you are able to fund the trip.
                                                           a variety of locations, such as:                          and learn which role is suitable for you
     there are many career opportunities within            ■■   hospitals                                                                                            Elective students have worked in over 30
     the NHS and private sector, such as:                                                                        You will typically be allocated to community,       different countries including Australia,
                                                           ■■   a child’s home                                   private, voluntary and independent, and acute
     ■■   community nurses                                                                                                                                           Barbados, Germany, Hong Kong, USA, South
                                                           ■■   child health clinics                             placement settings.
     ■■   hospital-based services                                                                                                                                    Africa, Ghana, Kenya and other sub-Saharan
                                                           ■■   day care centre                                                                                      developing countries.
     ■■   advanced clinical practitioner                                                                         During placements, you will be supported by
     ■■   nurse consultants                                Working with people with                              experienced clinical assessors and participate      We also offer the Erasmus+ scheme which allows
                                                                                                                 in student forums. Placement locations can
     Working with people who have                          mental health problems                                vary depending on your field of practice and
                                                                                                                                                                     you to study in a European country for up to 12
                                                                                                                                                                     weeks at one of our EU partner universities.
     a learning disability and their                       (BSc and GEN)                                         whether you are a BSc or MSc student.
                                                           Poor mental health of the population is a
     families (GEN only)                                   substantial contemporary global health
     People who live with a learning disability            challenge. Mental health nurses have the
     represent over 10% of our population, yet they        opportunity to make a difference to people’s
     still face discrimination and exclusion from          recovery at this challenging time of their life.
     services and opportunities designed to not only
     meet needs but promote independence.                  As a mental health nurse you will have the
                                                           opportunity to progress your career in a number
                                                                                                                                                            I chose to study overseas in Indiana, USA. This was an
     As a learning disability nurse you will meet          of settings and specialist areas, such as:
                                                                                                                                                              amazing experience that built my cultural competence, which
     people in environments where they live, work,         ■■ working with children, young people and                                                         I can apply to my work in the UK. It was really interesting to
     learn and have fun. You will be introduced               families                                                                                        broaden my experience of nursing.
     to the knowledge and essential skill base of          ■■ older people                                                                                   Rachel Dakin,
     a Registered Nurse, ensuring you are fit for          ■■ people with drug and alcohol dependencies                                                      BSc Nursing
     purpose to effectively facilitate the desired
                                                           ■■ acute mental health wards
     lifestyle choice for that person.

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How will I study?

     Engaging study,
     incredible results
     Your learning will be inspiring,                     Your digital learning is supported by our              The tutorial system at Nottingham is an
                                                          international award-winning Health E-Learning          important part of your development, and you
     engaging and always applied                          and Media Team (HELM). You can take                    will be put into tutor groups to provide personal
     to your practice of nursing.                         advantage of HELM’s open database, offering            support and professional development. We
                                                          over 200 quality, peer reviewed online learning        promote a peer mentoring scheme which will
     We employ a variety of learning                      and teaching resources.                                match you with a more experienced student on
     methods and work with the                                                                                   the programme to provide support and handy
     latest technologies to create                        Assessment                                             hints and tips to make the most of
                                                          Assessment will vary depending on the module           the experience.
     a vibrant study environment.                         being studied. Our assessment methods include:
                                                                                                                 Additionally, the school has two dedicated
                                                          ■■   case studies                                      welfare officers who can help you with any
     Teaching methods                                     ■■   clinical exams (OSCEs)                            problems and direct you to the wider
     Teaching and learning occurs across theory,          ■■   final extended literature review                  University support services.
     clinical learning and clinical practice. Each        ■■   research dissertation
     element aims to create an inclusive, challenging     ■■   essays
                                                                                                                 Key Information Sets
     and transformational learning experience                                                                    Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable
                                                          ■■   presentations
     in order to enable you to become the best                                                                   sets of information about full or part-time
     nurse you can be. We have a student focused          ■■   written exams                                     undergraduate courses and are designed to
     approach that supports your development as an        Your aptitude, values and knowledge, alongside         meet the information needs of prospective
     independent learner. Clinical learning takes place   demonstration of clinical skills on your               students. All KIS data is published on the
     in a simulated environment with service users,       placements, will be assessed continually               Unistats website:
     expert simulated patients, practising nurses, and    in the practice environment.
     University lecturers.
     Most theoretical modules will use a combination      Support                                                   For Nottingham’s KIS data, please
     of teaching methods. Depending on the topic          Resilience is a core theme across the Future              see individual course entries at
     you are studying, you will take part in:             Nurse programmes. You will participate in       
                                                          resilience-based clinical supervision to help you
     ■■   lectures
                                                          understand emotional intelligence, how to clarify
     ■■   demonstrations                                  values, the influences on identity and the varied
     ■■   small-group projects                            presentation of self. This aims to develop skills in
     ■■   digital learning                                the areas of self-care, critical reflection, values
     ■■   debates                                         based practice and initiating networks of support
     ■■   workshops                                       though peer group personal tutoring.
     ■■   seminars

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Careers and employability

     Outstanding                                                                                                                                  Amplify your potential

                                                                                                                                                  Whether you already have a plan or need some

     careers support
                                                                                                                                                  inspiration, your Careers and Employability
                                                                                                                                                  Service is here to help.

                                            of undergraduates                                                                                     Academic excellence and employability go
                                                                                                                                                  hand in hand at Nottingham. Your course, and
                                            from the School of Health                                                                             the diverse student experiences we offer, will
     Nursing graduates enjoy careers        Sciences had secured work                                                                             enable you to develop the skills and professional
     in a diverse range of settings,        or further study within six                                                                           competencies required to thrive in the job
                                                                                                                                                  market of the future.
     including the NHS and the private,     months of graduation*
     voluntary and independent sector.                                                                                                            We will help you explore your options, so you
                                                                                                                                                  feel confident making choices about what you
     Nurses are the largest group of                                                                                                              want to achieve. Our team will support you
     staff in the NHS and you may
                                                                                                                                                  as you build your CV, search for jobs, prepare
                                                                                                                                                  applications, practise your interview technique,
     choose to pursue a career across                                                                                                             and much more.
     a range of specialities and in areas
     that include clinical care, teaching   £30,112                                                                                               Get the Advantage
     and research or management.            is the NHS Band 5 salary range that                                                                   The career-enhancing Nottingham Advantage
                                            newly qualified nurses can expect to                                                                  Award recognises and rewards your
                                            earn in 2019/20**                                                                                     extracurricular activities. With a choice of
                                                                                                                                                  over 200 modules, you can hone the key skills
                                                                                                                                                  employers are looking for. From developing
                                                                                                                                                  your leadership skills and learning a language
                                                                                   What can I earn as a nurse?                                    to public speaking and volunteering, you
                                                                                   As a newly qualified nurse in the NHS, you can                 will leave university with demonstrable
                                                                                   expect to be employed at Band 5 with a salary                  experience that sets you apart from other
                                                                                   ranging from £24,214-£30,112**. With career                    graduates. For further information, visit
                                                                                   progression and development there is the             
                                                                                   prospect of applying for senior clinical posts, for
                                                                                   example:                                                       Postgraduate study
                                                                                                                                                  You may decide to stay at Nottingham and join
                                                                                   ■■ Band 6 Ward Manager/Band 6 District Nurse
                                                                                                                                                  our lively community of postgraduate students
                                                                                      (salary range £30,401-£37,267)
                                                                                                                                                  within the department. We offer a range of
                                                                                   ■■ Band 7 Specialist Nurse                                     masters and PhD courses. For more information,
                                                                                      (salary range £37,570-£43,772)                              please see
                                                                                   ■■ Band 8 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or
                                                                                      Modern Matron
                                                                                      (salary range £44,606-£50,819)



                                                                                   * Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for work 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based
16                                                        on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.                                                       17
                                                                                   ** Correct as of April 2019 according to
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How to apply                                                                                                Experience it
                                                             In 2019-20 the UK Core Bursary will
                                                             offer up to £2,000 for each year of
                                                             undergraduate study.
                                                             For details see

     How to apply                                                                                                                                                      Live and study
                                                                                                                                                                       abroad as part
                                                                                                                                                                       of your degree
     All applications for BSc Nursing                     achievement, then we will consider this when                                                       
                                                          assessing your academic potential. Some courses                                                              studywithus/studyabroad
     are made through UCAS.                               may make a slightly lower offer.
     Applications for MSc Graduate                        For more information about this policy, see

     Entry Nursing are made directly
     to the University, online.                           Mature applicants                                     Accommodation                      Around
                                                                                                                to suit every
     See or
                                                          We encourage applications from mature
                                                          students, who are defined as 21 years old and         budget and                         15 minutes
                                                          over. You should apply through UCAS.                                                     by tram or bus      clubs, societies
     Your personal statement                                                                                    personal choice
     This is the section of your application that tells
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                                                                                                                                                   from the city for   and opportunities
     us the most about you, and you should make the       International applicants                              accommodation                      music, food and
     best use of it. Be as specific and detailed as you
     can – we would like to see that you are a student
                                                          The University provides a range of information                                           shopping
                                                          and advice for international applicants. If you are
     who can work hard, be self-motivated and make                                                                                       
                                                          unable to attend an open day, we can meet you
     the best possible use of the opportunities that                                                                                               nottinghamlife
                                                          in your country at one of our overseas events or
     our courses offer you. We would also like to         arrange an individual visit to the University.
     hear about any skills you have gained through        For further information please visit
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     Minimum entry requirements                           Deferred entry                                                                           Student Service
     Unless otherwise stated in individual course         Applicants who wish to defer their entry by a                                            Centres on all
     profiles, all UK applicants should have GCSE
     English grade 4 (C) as a minimum.
                                                          year will not be at a disadvantage. Please tell us
                                                          something about your plans for your gap year in
                                                                                                                                                   UK campuses
                                                          your UCAS personal statement.                                                            for support
     Alternative qualifications                                                                                                                    and advice
     In this brochure you will find our A level and       Equal opportunities policy
     International Baccalaureate entry requirements                                                                                      
                                                          The University aims to create the conditions
     but we accept a much broader range of                                                                                                         studentservices
                                                          whereby students and staff are treated solely on
     qualifications. For more details, visit              the basis of their merits, abilities and potential,                    regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality,
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     All offers are subject to being successful at the    beliefs, trade union membership, family               Sports University                  Join in with the    Choose from
     selection day, satisfactory health screening, and
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                                                          circumstances, sexual orientation or other
                                                          irrelevant distinction.
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                                                          If you wish to declare a disability, please ensure
                                                          that you have ticked the appropriate box on                                              and in the city
     In recognition of our applicants’ varied                                                                                                                          to study alongside
     experience and educational pathways, we
     employ a flexible admissions policy. If we judge
                                                          your UCAS application form. Disclosure of this
                                                          information will not affect your application.         sports clubs             
                                                                                                                                                                       your course
     that your situation has adversely affected your                                                                                                         
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