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.
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-campus in Gloucester.
Your practice placements will take place at an NHS ’Practice Pod’ of your choice, with Bath, Swindon or Bristol available to pick from.
This is a full-time course where you’ll learn the specific policies and procedures within the trust you undertake your placements with. You’ll build a network of local contacts and maximise your chances for successful employment there following graduation.
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It’s planned that teaching on this course for the non-blended learning option will start at Oxstalls campus in September 2024, then transfer to the new City Campus in Gloucester in the 2024-25 academic year. 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.