Nursing

Nurses play a crucial role within healthcare teams, taking on a high level of responsibility for the treatment of patients; nurses are often the main point of contact, providing continuity of care and liaising with a range of other medical practitioners. If you’re interested in a rewarding career within the medical sector and you’re driven by helping others, a nursing degree could be for you.
Bachelor of nursing courses are vocational, which means you will directly train to become a qualified nurse at the end of your degree. Teaching will begin with giving you a foundation in the basic knowledge and skills required of all nurses, including how to have a good ‘bedside manner’, observing how patients are responding to treatment, and how to administer medication. The nursing degree will then allow you to apply what you’ve learned in a practical setting such as a hospital ward, and also enable you to specialize in a particular branch of nursing that interests you.

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Universities Offering Degrees within

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Nursing

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Brunel University London
UK
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted) Admissions rate varies by subjects, with Medicine and Healthcare subjects extremely selective
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
University of Chichester
UK
City Island Campus - Our main campus is just fifteen minutes walk from Chichester city centre.
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Less Selective (>75% admitted) - certain courses are more competitive than others and therefore more selective.
Both Single and Dual honours at Undergraduate with a focus on practical application
City University London
UK
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (Business School), Selective, Somewhat Selective
We offer a range of programmes aimed at equipping students for professional life.
University of Dundee
UK - Scotland
Island Campus in a City
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
The full spectrum as we have a broad range of courses across 10 academic schools.
University of Edinburgh
Scotland - UK
A mix of City and Island Campus in a City – with several subject-based campuses that are spread out across the city centre and surrounding areas.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, often with the opportunity to study additional outside modules.
University of Essex
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Less Selective (>75% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc/BN
Learning Disability Nursing
BSc/BN
Child Nursing
BSc/BN
Mental Health Nursing
BSc
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
BSc
Paramedic Sciences
BSc/BN
Adult Nursing
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Useful Skills

Empathy
Note Taking
Practical (working with your hands)
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Teamwork
Leadership
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Problem Solving
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
Attention to Detail
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