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We have highlighted some of the institutions that offer nursing courses. It is not a comprehensive list but serves as a good guide to what is on offer for people wishing to start or extend their nursing career.
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Main campuses, Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Full-time undergraduate courses offered by Anglia Ruskin University include: Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons); Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons); Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons); Perioperative Care FdSc; Optometry BOptom (Hons); and Operating Department Practice DipHE. Post-grad courses include Health Promotion MSc; and Advanced Midwifery Practice MSc. The Faculty of Health & Social Care offer a range of post-registration courses. Depending on your needs you can take modules on a stand-alone basis or combine them to achieve a specific award at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
King's College, Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen offers undergraduate courses in Biomedical Science, Medicine and Pharmacology. Research areas for the postgraduate courses include the Institute of Medical Sciences; the Institute of Applied Health Sciences; the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (RINH). These courses focus on Cancer Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, General Practice and Primary care, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Medicine and Vascular Health.
The University of Bradford's School of Health Studies has courses covering the following subjects: Midwifery; Nursing; Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy; Radiography; Health and Social Care; Dementia Studies; and Foundation Degree.
Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex
Brunel University has a school of Health Sciences and Social Care that offers a range of undergraduate courses such as Forensic and Immunology. Postgrad courses include Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Neurorehabilitation, Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research, and Hand Therapy.
Westlain House, Village Way, Falmer, Brighton
The University of Brighton's School of Nursing and Midwifery provides nursing and midwifery education for practitioners at every stage of their professional lives. Their strengths lie in providing high quality teaching and research with a strong professional and applied focus. They have excellent links with local healthcare trusts and are known for their flexible approaches to practice-based learning.
The Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies is a thriving, high-quality institution committed to, and renowned for excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School has a seamless link with the Nursing Directorate of the Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board and Velindre NHS Trust whom provide the majority of the clinical experience students will gain during their studies.
Northampton Square, London
City University London has a School of Community and Health Sciences, which encompasses its Nursing and Midwifery division with courses for Becoming a Nurse, Becoming a Midwife, and for Qualified Nurses and Midwives. There is also an overseas Nurse Programme.
Fusehill Street, Carlisle
The University of Cumbria offers a wide range of nursing courses of interest to those who wish to be in the nursing profression. These include many short courses on subjects that will help practice, including Acute and Critical Care for Pre-Hospital Care Providers; Acute Stroke Management: Contemporary Perspectives; Advancing Practice in the Management of Long Term Conditions; Advancing practice: Common Childhood Illnesses; Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Development Principles and Practice; Contemporary Practice in the Care of the Newborn, and Evidence Based Practice. Undergraduate degrees look at Nursing with branches in Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, and Nursing with specialism. Postgraduate courses look at Academic Practice, Advanced Practice and many more.
The Gateway, Leicester
The De Montfort University offers undergraduate courses in Biomedical Science, Health Studies, Healthcare Studies, Hearing Aid Audiology, Medical Science, Midwifery (Pre-registration Midwifery), Nursing with Registration (both Bsc (Hons) and Dimploma in Higher Education), Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science, and Pharmacy. Its postgrad and professional courses include Advanced Biomedical Science, Applied Health Studies (Research/ Management), Clinical Pharmacy, Doctorate in Health Sciences, Health and Community Development (with professional qualification), Medical Law and Ethics, Midwifery Practice, and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh
Ranked as the UK's number one Nursing Studies degree by the Guardian's and the Times' league tables, the University of Edinburgh has been providing Nursing programmes for more than fifty years and their degree leads to Adult Branch Nurse Registration. There are also opportunities to complete placements abroad in Year 3. Postgrad courses include Advanced Nursing Practice, Nursing Studies, Global Health, Clinica Education, and Counselling.
Main campus is Gilmorehill, situated in the west end of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow encompasses the West of Scotland Cancer School (WoSCS), which provides a forum to facilitate co-operation in cancer-related research between the University and its associated Institutes and Hospitals. The Bachelor of Nursing (BN), which is offered as a three-year full-time programme or as a four-year full-time Honours programme, provides a greater breadth and depth of knowledge than the Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing programmes. The postgraduate degree programme Healthcare meets the demand for the preparation of both specialist and extended role practitioners.
Undergraduate nursing courses offered at Keele are Nursing Pre-Registration-BSc (Honours), Nursing Learning Beyond Registration, BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy, Operating Department Practice, and Medicine. Postgraduate courses include Advancing Professional Practice (Nursing); Community Pharmacy; End of Life Care; Prescribing Studies, and Rheumatology Nursing.
They offer a strong portfolio of full and part-time courses for health and social care professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Their undergraduate courses include BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Adult), (Mental Health) and (Child), and postgraduate courses range from Neonatal Studies, to Advanced Stroke Practice and Mental Health Practice. The school of Health has service level agreements with a range of acute, primary care and mental health service provider organisations across the North West of England.
Keppel Street, London
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a renowned research-led postgraduate medical school with a unique mission: to contribute to the improvement of global health through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and to undertake activities which influence policy and practice in these areas.
The undergraduate nursing courses found at Leeds include Community Specialist Practitioner, Nursing (Adult Health), and Nursing (Mental Health). Postgrad courses include Community Childrens Nursing, District Nursing, Practice Nursing, and Public Health Nursing, such as Health Visiting and School Nursing.
Main campus, Southwark, London
The London South Bank University Faculty of Health and Social Care has a long-standing reputation for professional education, training and research in the fields of nursing, social work and professions allied to health and medicine. They are the largest provider of health and social care courses in South East England. They offer foundation degrees in areas such as Clinical Assistant Practice, Diagnostic Imaging, Mental Health Practice, and Primary Care Assistant Practitioner. They also offer pre-registration courses, such as Adult Nursing, Children's Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery and Radiography. Post-qualification and postgraduate courses are offered in Adult Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Children's Nursing, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Midwifery and Women's Health and Primary and Social Care. They also have many Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and short courses, and courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work within the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at The University of Manchester has a well-established history of providing nursing courses, being the first School in England to offer a nursing degree and appoint a Professor of Nursing. Today, they are recognised as one of Europe's leading nursing education and research departments. They provide a broad range of nursing courses including pre-registration nursing, undergraduate and postgraduate post qualifying courses and MPhil/PhD.
162 City Road, London
Moorfields is a major force in ophthalmic teaching in the UK, for students, ophthalmologists and other health professionals. Medical education is an integral part of the Moorfields mission. Regular courses in various specialist areas are run at the main site at City Road, London, many of them in association with the Institute of Ophthalmology. The Trust also teaches specialist ophthalmic nursing courses, and there is a regular teaching timetable for resident staff. Special one-off courses are also organised from time to time.
The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. It is committed to lifelong learning and the professional development of their members.
Nottingham's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences comprises of ten schools, undertaking research across the full range of health and basic sciences. Their wide ranging research covers areas from basic sciences to clinical translational research in which they currently supervise 700 postgraduate research students and undertake research of £41m per annum.
Oxford Health Sciences courses and programmes are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that health professionals are able to adapt to the most current demands of modern health service delivery. They offer postgraduate qualifications, short courses, as well as workshops and conferences.
They offer world-renowned education for healthcare professionals interested in developing knowledge and skills in cancer care. Their students range from those at the very beginning of their career through to cancer professionals making a difference at a national level. Whether based in NHS or private hospitals, hospices, primary care trusts or charities, their students are united by an interest in, and a commitment to, patient care.
The Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education (CRNME) is situated within the Division of Health & Social Care, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey. It supports the Division's research strategy around educational focused research as well as sociological science informed research. The University of Surrey offers undergraduate courses such as Midwifery Studies, Medical Engineering, Nursing Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, Operating Department Practice, and Paramedic Practice. It offers postgrad courses in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Medicine, Health and Social Care, Medical Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety.
In Swansea University's School of Human and health Science they have undergraduate courses in Audiology, Applied Social Sciences, Cancer Care, Childhood Studies, Clinical Physiology, Doctorate in Nursing Science, Midwifery, Medical Sciences & Humanities, Nursing, Pre-Hospital Care, Psychology, Public Health and Health Promotion. They also offer a wide range of postgraducate courses that will interest any nursing professional wishing to further their skills and education.
The Universite of Salford's School of Nursing and Midwifery has plenty to offer those at the beginning of their nursing careers and nursing professionals who wish to add to their skills. They offer undergraduate degrees in Adult Nursing, Children and Young People Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing and in Midwifery. They also offer a number of postgraduate courses in Nursing and Midwifery, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Non-Medical Prescribing.
Sheffield's School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a wide range of flexible programmes at Undergraduate level. Their postgraduate courses are designed for nurses, midwives and health and social care practitioners who want to extend their knowledge, develop their practice and further their careers.
City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland
Health care is a huge employer in the North East and this is reflected in Sunderland's strong focus on the caring professions. Programmes within this area cover nursing and a variety of short courses which include health promotion and public health, management of chronic heart failure, clinical skills for nurses, practice development, palliative care and dementia care, drug and alcohol use, management of long term conditions and more.
The Faculty of Health and Human Science's (FHHS) origin lies in the establishment of the Wolfson School of Health Sciences within Thames Valley University (TVU) in 1994. This involved bringing together several nursing and midwifery schools, including Queen Charlotte's College of Health Studies. In 1995, the School merged with Berkshire College to become the Wolfson Institute. The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences are a major provider of nursing and midwifery courses for the NHS. They also offer a wide range of other health related courses.
Warwick's School of Health & Social Studies aims to deliver cutting-edge teaching and research at the interface of health, nursing, social care, ethnicity and migration, through interdisciplinary, applied professional and policy studies in the field of health and social care. Their staff share an approach to teaching and research characterised by particular attention to the relationship between major social divisions in society and in health and social care.