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Join some of the brightest and best students preparing to become the nursing leaders of tomorrow and explore the healthcare needs of children in a variety of environments.
You'll be based in a department renowned for cutting-edge research into healthcare practice and policy where you'll study a scientific, research-informed curriculum in world-class facilities. We'll help you get the very best out of your time in York, ensuring you develop the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective nurse.
After completing this degree students will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.
Perfect your practical skills in our Clinical Simulation Unit which is designed to look just like a hospital ward
Our courses are based around four central themes. Each theme covers an essential part of the knowledge you need to understand health and to be able to provide effective care.
Biosciences and Pharmacology
This theme will help you to build solid understanding of the biological makeup of a healthy person, and then apply this knowledge as you explore how ill health and disease affect the body and mind.
Psychological and sociological aspects of health and ill-health
You'll explore how we view and understand health, while reflecting on how culture and community affect these perceptions. You’ll also examine how health education can be used throughout people’s lives, and discuss how ethical and legal issues inform healthcare.
Professional development and evidence-based practice
You’ll work on broadening your emotional intelligence and develop your ability to reflect on your own work. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of what’s expected from you as an effective nursing practitioner.
Application to nursing practice
You’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action during a number of placements in a variety of settings across the region. Our dedicated practice learning team will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the most out of these experiences.
Before starting a placement that forms part of your course, you are likely to be asked by the placement provider to sign a confidentiality agreement. This is to ensure that you do not disclose any information that is confidential to the placement provider.
You'll focus on developing your understanding of health and wellbeing. You'll also gain a solid grounding in healthcare practice, and consider the role of nursing within health and social care.
You'll study core modules covering the following topics:
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
You'll focus on ill-health and disease while developing your knowledge of quality care. You'll learn how to take a person-centred approach to healthcare, considering an individual's personal experience of ill-health when deciding how to care for them.
You'll study core modules covering the following topics:
As you come to the end of your degree, you'll focus on working with individuals with complex needs, learning how to plan person-centred care in a variety of settings. You'll solidify your knowledge of safe practice, developing a secure understanding of how to access, assess and evaluate information and take appropriate action to address risk.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Nursing provides the greatest opportunity to learn so much about others, as well as yourself. You will find strengths and confidence you never knew you had: a new understanding of empathy and compassion, and a true sense of pride in what you do and achieve.Megan, BSc Nursing (Child)
|UK (home)||International and EU|
The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
You'll have to meet the costs of uniform replacement or missed occupational health appointments. You'll also have to pay for Professional Association Fees (Indemnity) which is covered in the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or Unison Student Membership (approximately £10 per year).
Depending on what you choose to do, you may also have to meet costs related to your placements.
Uniform provision, Occupational Health Screening, and Disclosure and Barring Service checks are included in your fees.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2024/25 throughout the year.
Eligible Nursing students can receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year (nhs.uk) to support their academic studies. This is on top of the standard government support for tuition fees and living costs and doesn't need to be paid back.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
The doors ahead of you are all open, from working in the UK or abroad, hospitals, communities, respite care, assessment and treatment, acute services, liaison services, schools, festivals, universities, research… The list is endless.Hannah, BSc Nursing (Learning Disability)
We've designed our courses so that all nursing students work together in their seminars, lectures and practical work.
You'll leave York with a thorough understanding of how to succeed as a registered nurse, and a range of transferable skills that will help you no matter what career path you decide to follow.
BBB including sociology or a science subject
We will accept the following A level subjects as a science: Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology and Statistics. We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||24 credits at Distinction and 21 level 3 credits at merit or higher. At least 12 credits should be in science or sociology subjects.|
|BTEC National Extended Diploma||
DDM including sufficient science or sociology related units. Please note that the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is not accepted unless taken in conjunction with another approved science qualification. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your combination of qualifications.
|Cambridge Pre-U||M2, M2, M2 including sociology or a science subject|
|European Baccalaureate||75% overall average including 8 in sociology or a science subject|
|International Baccalaureate||31 overall including 6 in sociology or a science subject at Higher Level.|
|T levels||We will consider a range of T Level qualifications for entry. Please visit our dedicated T Levels page for a full list of accepted T Levels.|
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||Advanced Highers - B in a Science/Mathematics/Sociology plus Scottish Highers - BBCC We may also be able to consider three Advanced Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers, where an applicant does not meet the grade requirement through Highers alone. Please contact us to discuss your qualifications.|
|Other qualifications||Other qualifications are accepted by the University. Please contact the department for more information.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
You should also hold GCSE English Language, Maths and Science at Grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent.
Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.
|Widening participation||If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to three A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Black Access Programme, Next Step York, Realising Opportunities, YESS, YorWay to York. More about widening participation.|
|Contextual offers||If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.|
|EPQ||If you achieve C or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.|
|Core Maths||If you achieve B or higher in Core Maths, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C / Grade 4|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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