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Introduction to nursing: bioscience, psychology and sociology

Discover where a career in nursing may lead.

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Three weeks The latest taught course has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply sign up to start. Health Sciences FutureLearn

Nurses work in a multitude of different areas of healthcare across the lifespan, from intensive care and emergency nursing to GP surgeries, in people’s own homes or in assisted living accommodation, in education and in research.

As a result, everyone has an opinion about nurses and what they do, however the profession remains misunderstood. This course will offer an introduction to nursing, the applied theoretical aspects of the role, and provide a greater understanding of where a career in nursing may lead.

Assessments (and subsequent certificates) are optional and carry a fee, with the exception of people with a York username for whom they are free.

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