Qualify as a graduate nurse on our new and innovative nursing degree. The course provides you with the experience and opportunities to become a graduate nurse of the future.
You can choose whether to study on-campus in Gloucester, or pursue a ‘blended learning‘ option with an NHS ‘Practice Pod’ of your choice in a number of locations.
Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, this course offers a unique pathway that focuses on a different aspect of nursing each year. You’ll gain the confidence to lead and manage yourself as a practitioner (first year), the care you deliver (second year) and the service you work in (third year).
Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession which requires you to take care of yourself to enable you to care for others – we’ll support you to consider and maintain your own personal wellbeing and resilience within a ‘culture of care’ for both you, and people in your care.
We’ll help you develop the skills and adaptability you need to deliver high quality patient care in a range of settings, while also promoting the NHS values and vision – ensuring everyone has greater control of their health and wellbeing. Students are required to work a range of shifts during the programme (early, late and night shifts covering the full 24 hour period of care). Shifts are allocated by the placement ward department with as much notice as possible.
You’ll work in supportive teams with practice and academic experts, mentors and personal tutors. Your course is 50% theory and 50% practice and commences with a six-week introductory block with regular placements in professional healthcare settings, allowing you to work with patients, their carers and care providers.
It’s planned that teaching on this course for the non-blended learning option will start at Oxstalls campus in September 2023, then transfer to the new City Campus in Gloucester from September 2024. This provides time to ensure a smooth transition and familiarisation with the new facilities for all.
The vibrant City Campus will be at the heart of the regeneration of Gloucester city centre. It will bring an iconic building back to life as a modern centre for teaching, learning and community partnerships and provide an excellent student experience.
A ‘blended learning‘ option for this course has been developed in partnership with Health Education England. You’ll benefit from a mix of online virtual classrooms, independent study and face-to-face learning on location with an NHS ’Practice Pod’ of your choice (either in Bath, Swindon or Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire).
This flexible combination is ideal if you’re looking to balance your degree with family or other commitments that make on-campus study more difficult. You’ll get to learn specific policies and procedures within your chosen area, build a network of local contacts and maximise your chances for successful employment there once you graduate.
Discover more about blended learning.