We aim to recruit some of the brightest and best students and prepare you to become the nursing leaders of the future.
Based in a Department renowned for its cutting edge research into healthcare practice and policy, you'll study a scientific, research-informed curriculum in world-class facilities. With an equal balance of theory and clinical learning throughout your course, you'll be supported to develop high-calibre clinical skills across a diverse range of exciting practice placements.
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
100% of York Health Sciences graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students))
93% overall satisfaction for learning disabilities nursing in the National Student Survey 2019.
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.
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 five core modules:
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 five core modules:
As you come to the end of your degree, you'll focus on working with individual 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.
You'll study five core modules:
Please note, 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.
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)
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.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
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.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2020/21 throughout the year.
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.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018
Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
We've designed our courses so that all nursing students work together in their seminars, lectures and practical work.
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)
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.
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 IELTS 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.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
Please note that international students are not currently eligible to apply for this course.
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