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How to become nurse and everything you need to know

HOW TO BECOME NURSE AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to your new guide how to become a nurse.

The information contained within this pack has been

designed to provide you with a step by step guide on how to

become a nurse and includes a number of important topics

and information.

Within the guide are a number of sections indicated below

and a brief description of what they each contain:

INTRODUCTION

Information on how to use this guide

An introduction to Nursing and the different branches

How to apply for academic courses

Bursaries and financial assistance

QUICKGUIDES

Simple step by step ‘quickguides’ on how to apply for courses

and how to obtain student finance.

THE HISTORY OF NURSING

A brief insight into the history of nursing

LIFE AS A NURSE

A real life nurse’s perspective on being a nurse

NURSING PAY AND BENEFITS

How much you can expect to earn as a qualified nurse

APPLYING FOR NURSING VACANCIES

Where and how to apply to become a nurse once you are

qualified and registered.

USEFUL CONTACTS

A useful information resource containing important web site

details in relation to nursing topics

ADULT NURSING

About adult nursing and which educational institutions offer

what courses

CHILDREN’S NURSING

About children’s nursing and which educational institutions

offer what courses

LEARNING DISABILITIES NURSING

About learning disabilities nursing and which educational

institutions offer what courses

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

About mental health nursing and which educational

institutions offer what courses

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

STEP 1

Read the whole of the guide section by section so that you begin to

get a feel for nursing and the steps you need to take to become one.

STEP 2

See the ‘USEFUL CONTACTS’ page and visit any sites you feel will

be of benefit to yourself. You may already have made your mind up

about what course you wish to embark on and what branch of

nursing you which to work in but it is still important to obtain as much

information as possible and section will help you to do this.

STEP 3

Decide which academic route you wish to embark on – DEGREE

COURSE or DIPLOMA COURSE

STEP 4

Choose an educational establishment where you would like to study.

Details are contained within each ‘nursing branch’ section of this

guide.

STEP 5

Apply for you course(s) using the ‘quickguides’ as a reference on

how to do this.

STEP 6

Research and apply for student finance/bursary again using the

‘quickguides’ as a reference point.

BECOMING A NURSE

Basically, there are 2 options available to you if you choose to

become a nurse.

You can either take a Diploma course or a Degree course

through a selected University with the course work forming

50% practical and 50% theory in most cases.

The Diploma Course will last for approximately 3 years but the

Degree Course can last 4 years in total. (4 years in Scotland)

Once you have qualified as a nurse it is possible to work in

hospitals, GP surgeries, different types of clinics, nursing or

residential homes amongst others. Some nurses do also work

within the Prison Service, Armed Forces or even leisure

cruise ships if you are fortunate enough to obtain such a

position. Basically, there really has not been a better time to

become a nurse.

The role of a nurse is to basically focus on the needs of

individuals rather than specialising in specific diseases,

illnesses of conditions. The modern day nurse will also be

available to provide care, counselling and guidance to families

and individuals whenever there is a requirement.

During your first year of training you will focus on the

Common Foundation Programme which introduces students

to the basic principles of nursing. Once this year is completed

you will then specialise in either of the following areas:

Adult Nursing

Children’s Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Learning Disability Nursing

ADULT NURSING

This area of nursing currently holds the most opportunities for

qualified staff. Your choice of areas to work in will be huge

including hospitals, people’s homes, nursing homes or health

care centres. Once you have completed your training and

become an accredited nurse you may then decide to further

specialise in different areas such as women’s health or

accident and emergency to name but a few. Many hospitals

also provide nurses accommodation which enables you to

travel and work up and down the Country if your personal

circumstances allow. This gives you the benefit of gaining

more experience in different premises or fields.

CHILDREN’S NURSING

There is a huge difference between Adult Nursing and

Children’s Nursing. If you qualify as a children’s nurse then

you can expect to be working with children up to the age of 18

years. Children have particular needs that are different to that

of adults which means your nursing skills will need to be

specialised. Not only will you be required to look after the

needs of children but you will also have to able to advise and

support their parents or

guardians if required. This type of nursing role can be

challenging but the rewards can be great. Once you have

qualified as a Children’s nurse you can then also further

qualify or specialise in different areas such as intensive care,

burns of child protection to name just a few.

NURSING OF THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Currently, approximately 3% of the UK population have

learning disabilities and therefore require special attention

which is provided by nurses who have specialised in this

field. Usually, 3-4 people with learning disabilities will live in

the same house or premise and they are provided with 24

hour care and support.

Some individuals may need constant, 24 hour care,

support and supervision and therefore these people will

receive such care. So therefore you may find that as a

qualified nurse specialising in this area you are looking after

one specific individual.

NURSING OF THOSE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL

ILLNESS

As a qualified and trained mental health nurse you will find

that you are working closely with GP’s, social workers and

psychiatrists to co-ordinate the care of those people who

suffer with a mental health illness.

Most people who have a mental health illness live in the

community and care is usually provided within their homes or

health centres. Once you have specialised within this field it

is possible to further train in areas such as rehabilitation,

substance misuse or even working with offenders. Obviously

these are highly challenging roles and your training will reflect

this.

WHERE CAN I STUDY?

There are many higher education institutions that operate a

variety of nursing courses and programmes so you should

find one that is suitable to your requirements and needs.

The first step is to decide which course you wish to undertake

but this can be a difficult decision as there are so many to

choose from. In the first instance we recommend that you

decide which branch of nursing you wish to specialise in

because this decision can effect where you are able to take

your education. Within this guide we have provided

explanatory sections on the four key areas of nursing which

are:

•Adult nursing

•Child nursing

•Learning disability nursing

•Mental health nursing

Within each of these sections we have provided a brief

insight into what each role involves and the key qualities and

attributes that are required.

We have also provided details of the educational

institutions that currently (January 2006) provide Diploma

and Degree courses in that particular role including contact

details and the relevant NMAS/UCAS reference code if

required.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE/DIPLOMA

NURSING COURSES

The Nursing and midwifery Council are the governing body

who set the minimum standards of entry and they vary

dependant upon whether you are embarking on a Diploma

course or Degree course. Below we have set out the

current (January 2006) entry requirements for each

course:

NURSING DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

5 GCSE/GCE O levels of grade C or above

Or

5 CSE’s grade 1

Or

GNVQ Intermediate level, plus one GGCSE/GCE O level,

grade C or above or GNVQ Advance level or NVQ Level 3

Or

QAA accredited Access to Higher Education Course

Or

EDEXCEL Foundation (BTEC) National or Higher National

Diploma

NURSING DEGREE COURSE

You will find that most educational institutes will require at

least two ‘A’ level passes.

CADET PROGRAMMES AND APPRENTICE SCHEMES

You will find that there are a number of Nursing Cadet

Schemes available for those people who leave school without

the minimum requirement of formal qualifications.

Under normal circumstances these courses will last up to 2

years and inevitably lead to an achievement of the required

qualifications to enter into nurse training. The Cadet schemes

are available to people between the ages of 16 and 19. If you

would like to find out more about this type of scheme then visit

your local National Health Service Workforce Development

Confederation.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN

NURSING OR MIDWIFERY

Application Process for Diploma Programmes

Applications for nursing (Full-length and Accelerated

Courses) and Midwifery Diploma programmes are processed

by the Nursing and Midwifery Admissions Service (NMAS).

This is a department managed by UCAS (Universities and

Colleges Admissions Service).

NMAS operates a fixed application period each year from

September to the 15th December for nursing and midwifery

diploma programmes beginning, primarily, in the Autumn (of

the following year) and Spring (of the year after), however,

there may be vacancies for the Spring of the following year

for which applications must be submitted well before the

December 15th deadline.

NMAS will process late applications received between 16

December and 30 June. These late applications will be sent

to the institutions selected by the applicants for vacancies

remaining after applications received before the closing date

have been considered (Clearing).

Any Applications received after 30 June will not be

considered by NMAS and should be directed at the

institution(s) directly.

The application package is available free of charge from:

NMAS

PO Box 28

Cheltenham

GL52 3ZA

Tel: 0870 1122200 (Applications)

Tel: 0870 1122206 (General Enquiries)

There is an application fee of £12 for multiple choices (up to

4) and £6 for a single choice to be submitted with the

completed application form.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A DEGREE COURSE IN NURSING

OF MIDWIFERY

If you decide that the Degree Course is the best path for your

own individual circumstances then you should visit the UCAS

website at www.ucas.co.uk

The UCAS website provides you with detailed information on

the courses that are available to you throughout the UK

including fees and student finance amongst other helpful

sections.

If you do not have access to the internet then we advise you

contact UCAS on 0870 112 2 211. You will find that they are

extremely helpful and should be able to point you in the

direction of the nearest establishment to you that provides

internet access

HOW TO APPLY FOR A DEGREE PROGRAMME IN

NURSING

Application Process for Degree Programmes

Applications for nursing and midwifery degree programmes

are administered, separately, by the Universities and

Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Rules of Applying:

* Applications for Degree programmes should be submitted

the autumn of the year before the course starts. Applications

for the courses should normally be forwarded to UCAS

between 1 September and 15 January.

* Applications received between 16 January and 30 June will

be considered as late applications.

* Any application received after this period will be subject to

clearing.

For further information and the application package please

contact:

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Rosehill

New Barn Lane

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL52 3LZ

Tel: 0870 1122200 (Applications)

Tel: 0870 1122211 (General Enquiries)

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO BECOME A NURSE?

When you become a student nurse you will incur a number of

different costs and expenses.

Obviously there will be the expense of the education

itself. Universities and Colleges are permitted to charge new

students for 2006 up to £3,000 for their tuition. Therefore you

may find that you have to pay an annual fee of £3,000 for

your nursing education. Please be aware that this cost can

vary depending upon which College or University you choose

and the type of course you enrol on. However, you are able

to get financial help and support for the cost of this education.

This can be obtained from the Government through either a

grant or loan and you don’t have to pay anything back until

you have both completed your education and are earning a

salary of at least £15,000 per annum.

Welsh students may find that they are only charged up to

£1,200 per annum.

Full time students in Scotland do not currently have any

annual education fees or costs but there is a Graduation fee

to pay once their study is completed. In the year 2004 this fee

was £2,154. Some students in Scotland may find that they do

not have to pay this fee. Those who are eligible to

pay this fee will not have to begin payments until the April

after their education is completed. To qualify as a student

in Scotland you must have lived in the United Kingdom or

Channel Islands for at least 3 years prior to the first day of

your course. Also you will be required to be an actual

resident in Scotland on the first financial day of the

academic year to qualify. Medical students from Northern

Ireland, England and Wales who are studying in Scotland

will be required to pay a fee of £2,700 per year. If you

decide to take out a student loan to pay for this fee then it

will become deferred until after your education is complete

and you are earning at least £15,000 per annum.

WHAT FINANCIAL HELP IS AVAILABLE?

Before you take the step into further education and

enrolling on a course with the aim of becoming a nurse you

will undoubtedly have some concerns as to how you might

fund your course. It is important to explore as many

avenues as possible and find a solution that is best suited

to your own needs and requirements. There will be a

requirement for you to pay back any student loan at some

point but if you are successful in obtaining a loan or

bursary then under normal circumstances these will not

have to be re-paid.

Most student loans are paid back once the education has

been completed or when you begin to earn a specific

salary or above (usually £15,000).

NATIONAL HEALTH STUDENT BURSARY

If you enrol on a National Health Service recognised healthrelated

degree course then there is a possibility of obtaining

a bursary if you meet certain criteria. In latter years this type

of bursary has become more available, predominantly due to

the fact that the NHS recognises that it needs to recruit from

people with lower incomes. Part of the criteria for obtaining

an NHS bursary means that you must have lives in the

United Kingdom, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for at

least 3 years before the beginning of the academic year in

which the course begins.

Before you can qualify for NHS financial support you will

need to be accepted on a National Health Service funded

placement, either full or part-time which leads to a

professional registration as a nurse. Even if you have

received public funding prior to this course you will still be

eligible for a bursary.

ELIGIBILITY FOR OBTAINING AN NHS BURSARY

Your personal eligibility depends on what course you are

undertaking and where you live.

Residence

•You must have been living in the United Kingdom, the

Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years

immediately before the start of the academic year in which

the course begins.

•You must be living in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern

Ireland on the first day of the academic year.

If you are a medical or dental student you must be living in

England on the first day of the academic year.

Academic years are the period of 12 months starting as

follows:

1 September for courses starting between 1 September and

31 December

1 January for courses starting between 1 January and 31

March

1 April for courses starting between 1 April and 30 June 1

July for courses starting between 1 July and 31 August

On this date, you must also have settled status in the UK -

which means that you must be settled in the UK within the

meaning of the Immigration Act 1971. You will not normally

be eligible for an NHS Bursary if you are living in one of the

British Islands e.g. the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

BURSARIES FOR DIPLOMA STUDENTS

Funding arrangements for students on Nursing and

Midwifery diploma courses are by way of an NHS nonmeans

tested bursary.

A Non-Means Tested Bursary provides a flat rate basic

maintenance grant. No contribution is required from your

income or your family's.

Full-time students are either exempt from Council Tax or are

entitled to discount disregards, but those receiving the NHS

Non-Means Tested Bursary are NOT entitled to:

* Student Loans

* Disabled Students Allowance

* Access Funding and Hardship Loans

* NHS Hardship Grants

The amount received for the NHS Non-Means Tested

Bursary will be amended in line with inflation each year. You

may also be entitled to allowances in addition to the basic

bursary.

BURSARIES FOR DEGREE STUDENTS

Applicants accepted onto an NHS funded Degree course in

Nursing or Midwifery, would be eligible for an NHS Means-

Tested Bursary.

A Means-Tested Bursary means that your income, or that of

your spouse/parents will be taken into account, and the

amount of the grant will be reduced in proportion of that

income. Those claiming an NHS Means-Tested Bursary may

also be entitled to apply for a Student Loan through their

Local Education Authority (LEA).

For more information about Financial Assistance, in the first

instance, contact the institution to which you have applied.

For studying in England, you can also find detailed

information about the NHS Bursary scheme in the leaflet

''Financial Help for Health Care Students''. You can

download a copy of this from the NHS Student Grants Unit

website (see below).

In England, the NHS Bursary Scheme is administered by:

NHS Student Grants Unit

NHS Pensions Agency

200-220 Broadway

Fleetwood

Lancashire

FY7 8SS

Tel: 0845 358 6655

Fax: 0125 377 4491

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk

For studying in Wales, contact

NHS Wales Students Awards Unit

2nd Floor Golate House

101 St Mary Street

Cardiff

CF10 1DX

Tel: 029 2026 1495

Fax: 029 2026 1499

NHS Cymru Uned Dyfarniadau Myfyrwyr

2il Lawr Ty Golate

101 Heol Eglwys Fair

Caerdydd

CF10 1DX

For studying in Scotland, contact:

The Students Awards Agency for Scotland

3 Redheughs Rigg

South Gyle

Edinburgh

EH12 9HH

Tel: 0131 4768212

For studying in Northern Ireland, contact:

The Department of Higher and Further Education Training

and Employment

Student Support Branch

4th Floor Adelaide House

39-49 Adelaide Street

Belfast

BT2 8FD

Tel: 028 9025 7777

DIPLOMA COURSE

OBTAIN AN APPLICATION PACK FROM NMAS

SELECT 4 COURSE CHOICES

COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM AND REFERENCES

APPLICATION CONSIDERED BY EACH OF YOUR CHOSEN EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS

APPLICATION ACCEPTED APPLICATION DECLINED

BEGIN COURSE/STUDY PLACED ON CLEARING LIST

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM TO NMAS FOR PROCESSING

NMAS FORWARD APPLICATION TO YOUR CHOSEN EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS

CONTACT EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS

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DEGREE COURSE

VISIT THE UCAS WEBSITE AND REGISTER YOUR DETAILS

COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS (PAPER APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED)

APPLICATION/PAYMENT SUBMITTED ON-LINE

USE THE UCAS WEBSITE TRACKING SYSTEM TO VIEW AND RESPOND TO DECISIONS UNIVERSITIES AND

COLLEGES HAVE MADE ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION

BEGIN COURSE/STUDY

APPLICATION UNSUCCESSFUL

RECEIVE AS2 WELCOME LETTER IN POST FROM UCAS WHICH PROVIDES INFORMATION ON HOW TO

TRACK YOUR APPLICATION ON -LINE

APPLICATION CONSIDERED BY YOUR CHOSEN EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

RECEIVE OFFER OF COURSE EITHER

CONDITIONAL/UNCONDITIONAL OR INTERVIEW

APPLY FOR COURSES

THROUGH THE ‘CLEARING’

SECTION OF THE UCAS

WEBSITE

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OBTAINING STUDENT FINANCE

DIPLOMA STUDENTS

APPLY FOR YOUR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE COURSE FIRST

NOW APPLY FOR STUDENT FINANCE EVEN BEFORE YOU RECEIVE A FIRM OFFER OF A POSITION WITH A

UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE. APPLICATION FORMS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM MARCH OF EACH YEAR

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY (SEE USEFUL CONTACTS SECTION).

N.B. THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE ACCEPTED FOR AN NHS APPROVED COURSE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A

NON-MEANS TESTED NHS BURSARY. CONTACT www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk FOR MORE INFORMATION

ASK TO SPEAK TO A STUDENTS’ AWARDS OFICER OR THE STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICER – THEY WILL BE

ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

YOU CAN ALSO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FORM FROM YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER WITH YOU AND BIRTH

CERTIFICATE/PASSPORT WHEN YOU CONTACT THE YOUR LEA. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR NI NUMBER

THEN CONTACT THE INLAND REVENUE NATIONAL INSURANCE REGISTRATIONS HELPLINE ON 0845 915

7006 FOR ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

YOU CAN ALSO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FORM FROM YOUR CAREERS TEACHER AT YOUR

SCHOOL OR COLLEGE OR EVEN YOUR CONNEXIONS PERSONAL ADVISOR IF YOU LIVE IN

ENGLAND. IF YOU LIVE IN WALES THEN YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR CAREERS ADVISOR

WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM YOU WILL NORMALLY BE ASKED TO SAY WHAT

SIZE OF STUDENT LOAN YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY FOR THE CORRECT

AMOUNT SO THAT YOU COVER THE COST OF YOUR FEES AND MAINTENANCE.

ANY ADDITIONAL HELP THAT YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO WILL BE CALCULATED AND PAID

DIRECTLY INTO YOUR BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT ONCE THE TERM COMMENCES. IF

YOU APPLY FOR A STUDENT LOAN TO COVER YOUR FEES THEN THIS WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO

THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY THAT YOU ARE STUDYING WITH

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OBTAINING STUDENT FINANCE

DEGREE STUDENTS

APPLY FOR YOUR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE COURSE FIRST THROUGH UCAS

IF YOUR COURSE IS NHS APPROVED YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A MEANS-TESTED NHS BURSARY. TO

APPLY VISIT www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk

THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE ACCEPTED FOR AN NHS BURSARY MAY ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A STUDENT

LOAN.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY TO APPLY FOR A STUDENT LOAN

(SEE USEFUL CONTACTS SECTION).

ASK TO SPEAK TO A STUDENTS’ AWARDS OFICER OR THE STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICER – THEY WILL BE

ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

YOU CAN ALSO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FORM FROM YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER WITH YOU AND BIRTH

CERTIFICATE/PASSPORT WHEN YOU CONTACT THE YOUR LEA. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR NI NUMBER

THEN CONTACT THE INLAND REVENUE NATIONAL INSURANCE REGISTRATIONS HELPLINE ON 0845 915

7006 FOR ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

YOU CAN ALSO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FORM FROM YOUR CAREERS TEACHER AT YOUR

SCHOOL OR COLLEGE OR EVEN YOUR CONNEXIONS PERSONAL ADVISOR IF YOU LIVE IN

ENGLAND. IF YOU LIVE IN WALES THEN YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR CAREERS ADVISOR

WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM YOU WILL NORMALLY BE ASKED TO SAY WHAT

SIZE OF STUDENT LOAN YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY FOR THE CORRECT

AMOUNT SO THAT YOU COVER THE COST OF YOUR FEES AND MAINTENANCE.

ANY ADDITIONAL HELP THAT YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO WILL BE CALCULATED AND PAID

DIRECTLY INTO YOUR BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT ONCE THE TERM COMMENCES. IF

YOU APPLY FOR A STUDENT LOAN TO COVER YOUR FEES THEN THIS WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO

THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY THAT YOU ARE STUDYING WITH

THE HISTORY OF NURSING

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820 – 1910)

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole are probably the two

most famous names associated with the history of Nursing.

Florence Nightingale’s education was carried out by her

father at their home following her birth in Italy on the 12th of

May 1820.

Her Father was more than capable of carrying

out this responsibility due to his education at Cambridge

University. It was in 1837 that Florence had what she

described as a religious experience and it was at that point

she realised that her destiny was to work with sick people.

Even though her interests and aspirations were to work with

sick people her parents tried to discourage her from this, but

this did not stop her. It certainly was against the norm for a

woman in the Nineteenth Century to have a job of any kind

but this did not deter Florence.

During her travels Florence decided to visit a field hospital in

or around 1850. It was during this visit that she carried out 3

months worth of nurse training which again fuelled her

ambition to stick with the nursing profession. During 1853,

she became the Superintendent of the Establishment of

Gentlewomen during illness which was in Harley Street,

London, England.

In 1854, France, Britain and Turkey declared war on

Russia which saw the beginning of the Crimean War.

Florence Nightingale knew that British Military hospitals

were in a poor state of repair during this period so she took

it upon herself to begin to improve conditions and

consequently improve the treatment that injured soldiers

received during the war. It was also during 1854 that

Florence Nightingale visited a hospital in Turkey along with

38 other nurses to attempt to improve the conditions there.

In fact following her work at the hospital she reduced the

death rate in hospitals from 40% to 2%. She achieved this

massive reduction through improving the hospitals

hygiene, re-organising the kitchen and laundry and

increasing the supplies of clean bed and linen available to

patients.

Naturally Florence Nightingale had now begun to establish

a fine reputation and her work was quickly being cited as

best practice. Following her work during the Crimean

similar practices were being established in the United

Kingdom and during the year 1860, following huge

donations of £44,000 a new training hospital was

established at Saint Thomas’ Hospital in London. This new

training establishment was titled the Nightingale Training

school for nurses – a fitting tribute to Florence Nightingale

following her hard work and determination. The nurses that

were trained at this establishment would travel the world

and take their skills with them wherever they went thus

improving the standard of nursing all over the world.

Sadly Florence died in the year 1910 at the age of 90

following a truly commendable and distinguished career in

Nursing. She will be remembered for her amazing work and

in particular the foundations that she lay down in respect of

modern day nursing.

MARY SEACOLE (1805 – 1881)

Mary Seacole will be remembered, amongst other

achievements for her great work in the fight against Cholera

and yellow fever epidemics that hit Jamaica during 1850 and

1853. Mary was able to recognise the symptoms of these life

threatening diseases and recommend the right medicines for

those unfortunate to become contaminated.

Born in 1805 in Kingston, Jamaica, Mary Seacole lived

with her Scottish Father and Jamaican mother. They ran a

boarding home for injured soldiers and was here that Mary

began to learn the relevant skills of nursing during this time.

It was in 1836 that Mary married Edward Seacole but

unfortunately he died very soon afterwards. After this

traumatic event Mary returned to Jamaica to take over the

running of the boarding house.

Following her experience of tackling diseases such as

Cholera and Yellow Fever, Mary offered her skills and

services to the British. She had heard that many soldiers

during the Crimean War were dying from not just war wounds

but also diseases that she was familiar with and ones that

she could make a difference in regard to their treatment.

Unfortunately

her services were turned down by the British on numerous

occasions as it appeared that they were not ready to accept

assistance from a black nurse.

It was following this rejection that Mary Seacole decided to

go to Crimea using her own personal finances. Whilst there

she set up her own ‘hotel for invalids’ which was designed to

help and cater for the needs of injured soldiers. This hotel

soon became known as ‘British Hotel’ which had a reputation

for being warm as well as provided good food and medicines.

Mary also decided to treat injured soldiers in the battle field.

She would load up her donkey with medicine and food and

brave the front line of war in an attempt to help those that she

could.

After she returned to London she sadly died in 1881 and was

buried in the Catholic Church at Kensal Rise. Because of her

great achievements Mary Seacole was awarded with the

Crimean Medal, the Turkish Medal and the French Legion of

Honour.

Life as a nurse...

There are many kinds of nurses... hospital nurses,

community nurses, specialist nurses, school nurses, nurse

tutors, to name a few.

Each has a different job experience each day; each has

different roles and responsibilities.

I qualified 12 years ago. I have always worked within a

hospital. I specialised in one area quite early on. I love my job

and the nature of the work I do. It may be very specialised,

but it is very varied and always interesting.

I work on a ward so I work a varied shift pattern, consisting of

early shits, late shifts and night shifts. The day shifts are

usually 7.5 hrs each and the night shift 11 hrs; however, as I

am now a sister, I do not work as many night shifts.

So how does a nurse spend his/her day?

Handover from the previous shift is often the first event in a

nurses’ day. Communication is very important between

nurses and between nurses and the medical and

multidisciplinary team. The Multidisciplinary team consists of

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers,

Dieticians, Speech Therapists...and more! After handover on

an early shift, the patients need to be given their breakfasts

and morning medicines. As a trained nurse the medicines

would normally be your responsibility whilst the auxiliary

nurses helped with breakfasts.

This is not always the case and nurses must always be willing

to help where they are needed. A patient’s care involves all

aspects of daily living.

On a surgical ward there may be patients going to theatre, so

the trained nurses need to ensure that these patients are

ready for theatre before they attend to the other patients.

The patients then need assistance to have a wash. This

activity often takes most of the morning. During this time the

trained nurses carry out the routine "observations" of blood

pressure, temperature and pulse on those patients that

require it.

Lunch time comes and goes and then the afternoon shift

arrives. They have handover and their duties begin.

In between the routine tasks of the day, there will be other

activities going on. The doctors will do their rounds, seeing

each patient at their bedside. This can take up much of the

morning for the nurse in charge of the ward that day. The

Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists will see

patients needing their help. Patients will be discharged and

new ones will be admitted. Patients will go to theatre and

return, then requiring frequent checks of their blood pressure

etc. Patients may also go for a scan or X-ray or any other test

or procedure. You may need to carry out procedures such as

wound care; removing stitches or wound drains, these kind of

tasks depend on the type of ward you work on.

In the area I work in, with the afternoon comes visiting time

(visiting times differ from ward to ward and hospital to

hospital), this often makes the ward very busy, although we

do try to minimise the number of visitors that try to come onto

the ward. Visitors can make your job much more difficult, but

the benefit to the patients is often good to see!

Night shifts can be very quiet on some wards as the patients

go to sleep. On the type of ward I work on, night shifts can be

busier than the daytime! We have less medical cover, slightly

less nurses, yet still patients who might be very confused

needing constant observation and patients who are very

poorly. These poorly patients may then need to be transferred

to a High Dependency area or Intensive Care.

The end of the shift arrives very quickly sometimes, but the

experience you gain is so great and job satisfaction is often

high!

I love working as a nurse. There are so many different jobs

you can do and each job has so many different elements to it.

I can be feeding a patient one minute, the next giving an

injection and the next helping to resuscitate a collapsed

patient.

So go on, give it a go!!

NURSES & MIDWIVES PAY AND BENEFITS

Whitley Pay Scales for Nurses and Midwives from April 2005

With effect from 1 April 2005 national Whitley pay scales for nurses,

midwives and health visitors are as follows.

Grades in blue indicate inclusion of discretionary points (which are

payable beyond the standard upper limit)

Grade A (Age 18+) Auxiliary & Assistants

From £10,710 to £13,445

Grade B Auxiliary & Assistants

From £12,604 to £14,833

Grade C Enrolled & Auxiliary

From £14,348 to £17,610

Grade D Newly Qualified Nurses

From £17,610 to £19,437

Grade E Experienced Staff Nurse

From £18,818 to £22,725

Grade E Newly Qualified Midwives

From £18,818 to £26,064

Grade F Senior Nurse

From £20,872 to £26,064

Grade F Senior Nurse

From £26,539 to £27,024

Grade G Sister/Charge Nurse (Health Visitors normally start at this

grade)

From £24,629 to £28,975

Grade G Senior/Charge Nurse

From £29,471 to £29,971

Grade H Nurse Specialist

From £27,509 to £31,974

Grade H Nurse Specialist

From £32,480 to £32,991

Grade H Modern Matron

From £27,509 to £32,991

Grade I Nurse Specialist

From £30,467 to £35,014

Grade I Nurse Specialist

From £35,530 to £36,046

Grade I Modern Matron

From £30,467 to £36,046

Nurse/Midwife/Health Visitor Consultants

From £37,331 to £51,344

LONDON ALLOWANCES

Inner London

All staff in clinical grading structure - grades A to I and

consultant grade posts - £3,552 pa

Outer London

All staff in clinical grading structure - grades A to I and

consultant grade posts - £2,775 pa

Fringe Zone

All staff in clinical grading structure - grades A to I and

consultant grade posts - £777 pa

NURSING VACANCIES

There is currently no central recruitment office or establishment

to apply for nursing vacancies. Each hospital or establishment is

responsible for its own recruitment process. Therefore you will

need to contact the personnel/human resource department of

the hospital or department that you are interested in working

within. You may find that some hospitals or trust will have their

own information bulletins or vacancy boards obtaining

recruitment information.

There are however a number of websites or locations that you

can search for nursing job vacancies within the NHS or other

fields. One of those areas is the NHS job vacancy website but

this currently (January 2006) only advertises vacancies within

England.

www.jobs.nhs.uk

Within this website it is possible to apply for vacancies on line

and you can search for jobs or vacancies using either your

selected area, salary bracket, job description or just by using

specific keywords. Another great facility of this website is that

you can register your interest when specific jobs become

available. Once you have registered your interest you will

receive e mail notification ensuring you get to hear about all the

jobs as soon as they come available.

You will also find that many different trusts are advertised on this

website but it may also be worth

visiting your chosen trusts individual website.

This can usually be done by visiting www.nhs.co.uk

Nursing vacancies are also advertised in a number of different

areas including:

The local media – newspapers, hospital and departmental

notice boards and information bulletins.

The Nursing Times

The Nursing Standard

NHS Professionals on:

0845 60 60 345 or their website:

www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

Job Centres/Employment Service Direct on:

0845 60 60 234 or the following wesites:

www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

www.worktrain.gov.uk

USEFUL CONTACTS

www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

This site provides online services and information for those in

Wales interested in the financial help available to students in

higher education.

www.saas.gov.uk

This site provides useful guidance and financial support to

eligible Scottish students in higher education throughout the

United Kingdom, together with certain related roles in

connection with student loans, hardship funds and

educational endowments.

www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport

This is a website which is designed to provide advice and

guidance for Welsh and English students who are starting

their course in 2006.

www.aimhigher.ac.uk

This website has been designed to provide all the information

you need if you are considering further education.

www.nhsstudentgrants.co.uk

This website is the National Health Service information

resource for the Student Grants Unit who administers the NHS

Bursary Scheme. It provides information on how to apply for

your NHS bursary amongst other useful support sections for

NHS students.

www.jobs.nhs.uk

This website is the National Health Service Job vacancy

information resource. It allows you to search for specific jobs

within the NHS using keywords, location or salary range. It

also provides information on working within the NHS and also

education and training to name just a few.

www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

NHS Professionals has been developed by the Department of

Health to provide innovative and flexible staffing solutions.

www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

This website can be used to find the right kind of job for you

whether it is on a full time, part time, permanent or temporary

basis.

www.worktrain.gov.uk

The Worktrain website provides job, training, learning and

career profile searches and related information.

www.learnaboutnursing.org

This website has been developed by the Department of

Health and aims to raise awareness of nursing in today’s

NHS.

www.rcn.org.uk

The Royal College of Nursing represents Nurses and

Nursing. It also helps to promote excellence within the

Nursing field and helps to shape health policies and

practices.

www.nhscareers.org.uk

This website is a useful resource for those searching for job

vacancies within the National Health Service.

www.ucas.co.uk

UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

and is the central organisation that processes applications for

full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and

colleges. If you are applying for a degree course you can

complete the application process here on-line.

www.hpw.org.uk

This site contains information in respect of careers in the

Health Care Professions in Wales, student bursaries and a

range of HPW documents and publications.

www.qub.ac.uk

The website for the Queens University, Belfast.

www.nmas.ac.uk

The nursing and midwifery admissions service.

This governing body processes all applications for Nursing

Diploma Courses. If you choose to apply for a Diploma

Course then your application will be processed here. You

can apply on-line for an application pack by visiting this

site. Also provides details of courses available at each

educational establishment.

www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk

This site provides services and information for those in

England who are interested in financial support for

students in Higher Education.

www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport/students/lea_lea_contact

_det.shtml

Use the above link to obtain information on how to apply

for student finance through your Local Education Authority.

www.nursing-standard.co.uk

A fantastic information resource for nurses and student

nurses.

www.student-nurse.fsnet.co.uk

This website is dedicated to the student nurse and

includes chat room forums, message boards, and other

useful links.

www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

The website for the Department of Health

ADULT NURSING

WHAT IS IT?

The focus of attention for a qualified nurse is the

patient: not simply the condition from which he or

she may be suffering, but the needs and anxieties

which it may generate... including the pressures on

family and friends. The mark of the professional is

the ability to observe and assess what is happening

with a patient at any one time and to select the most

effective response.

Your place of work may be a hospital ward or

specialist clinic, or it could be out in the community -

visiting people at home or attached to local health

centres. Nurses are playing an increasingly

prominent role in the provision of health care in the

community. At the same time, other nurses are at

the forefront in very specialist areas such as

intensive care, theatre and recovery, cancer care

and care of the elderly. What makes adult nursing

such a challenge is the sheer diversity of situations

you will have to respond to. You will be working with

people who have acute and long-term illnesses.

Many will be elderly, others will be younger people

with chronic and acute illnesses and injuries.

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

REQUIRED OF THOSE WHO WORK IN ADULT

NURSING?

As a nurse you need to know what to do, and you

need to know why you're doing it. You will be part of

a multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors,

physiotherapists, anaesthetists, pharmacists,

dietitians and many more. So you also need to

know how all these different people interlock.

The challenges of adult nursing are many and

varied. You will need the presence of mind to juggle

priorities among very different and constantly

changing needs of patients. You will be the most

frequent point of contact for patients, so you must

be able to answer their questions and make sure

their needs are recognised by the rest of the care

team. You have to be constantly alert to changes in

patients' conditions and the implications in terms of

care. It's a demanding job with serious

responsibility. In return, you have the satisfaction of

knowing that you make a real difference in reducing

suffering and promoting the health of people in your

care.

HOW DO I BECOME AN ADULT NURSE?

COURSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - ADULT

BRANCH (3 YR)

Degree Course in Adult Nursing (Duration: 3

Years)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Courses provide

both an Academic and Professional qualification

through integrated study of theory and Supervised

Nursing Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place

in higher education institutions. Diploma/degree

courses begin with a common foundation

programme (CFP) which provides a general

introduction to nursing, in particular it develops your

observational, communication and caring skills. The

CFP also includes an introduction to the four

branches of nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the course

and takes place in both Hospital and Community

settings. The courses are usually three years in

length, beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common

Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or

24 month Branch Programme in one of the four

Nursing Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

Degree courses can be either 3 or 4 years in

duration.

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the

educational establishment have been provided

along with the relevant UCAS/NMAS Course

number where relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Birmingham

The Medical School

Department of Nursing

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 4143344

Website: www.bham.ac.uk

UCAS Ref: BIRM B32

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more

information on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Suffolk College

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Rope Walk

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP4 1LT

Other Centres:

Bury St Edmonds & Great Yarmouth

Tel: 01473 296 612

Tel: 01473 296 448 (Admissions)

Fax: 01473 230 054

Website: www.suffolk.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SUFF S81

LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Leeds Metropolitan University

Calverley Street

Leeds

LS1 3HE

Tel: 0113 2832600

Website: www.lmu.ac.uk

UCAS Ref: LDS L27

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LINCOLN, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Lincoln

Lincoln University Campus

Brayford Pool

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

LN6 7TS

Tel: 01522 882000

Website: www.lincoln.ac.uk

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LIVERPOOL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Liverpool

Department of Nursing

Whelan Building

PO Box 147

Liverpool

L69 3BX

Tel: 0151 794 5901

Website: www.liv.ac.uk

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY AND ST GEORGES

HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL

Kingston University and St. Georges Hospital Medical School,

London

Faculty of Healthcare Sciences

Admissions Office

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

KT2 7LB

Other Centres:

Croydon, Epsom & Richmond

Tel: 0208 547 8736

Fax: 0208 547 8766

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KING K84

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Thames Valley University

Ref no 0538 (ENB)

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Westel House

32-38 Uxbridge road

Ealing

London

W5 2BS

Tel: Pre Registration 0208 280 5254/5252

Tel: Post Registration 0208 280 5253/5244

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

And:

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 5AN

Other Centres:

Slough

Tel: Pre Registration 0118 987 7662

Tel: Post Registration 0118 987 7884/8065

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

NMAS CODE TVU T40

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PLYMOUTH, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Plymouth

Faculty of Health and Social Work

Drake Circus

Plymouth

PL4 8AA

Other Centres:

Exeter, Taunton & Truro (Cornwall)

Tel: 01752 233 842

Fax: 01752 233 893

Website: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Email: [email protected]

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered

on Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Sheffield Hallam University

School of Health and Social Care

Southbourne

Collegiate Crescent

Sheffield

S10 2BP

Tel: 0114 225 2543

Fax: 0114 225 2430

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.shu.ac.uk

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - ADULT

BRANCH (4 YR)

Degree Courses in Adult Nursing (Duration: 4

Years)

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the

educational establishment have been provided

along with the relevant UCAS/NMAS Course

number where relevant.

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MIDDX M80

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE

REGISTRATION)

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DipHE) IN

NURSING - ADULT BRANCH (FULL TIME/PART

TIME)

DipHE in Adult Nursing (Full Time)

Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of Higher

Education (DipHE) Courses provide both an

Academic and Professional qualification through

integrated study of theory and Supervised Nursing

Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place

in higher education institutions. Diploma/degree

courses begin with a common foundation

programme (CFP) which provides a general

introduction to nursing, in particular it develops your

observational, communication and caring skills. The

CFP also includes an introduction to the four

branches of nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the Course

and takes place in both Hospital and Community

settings. The courses are normally three Years in

length, beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common

Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or

24 month Branch Programme in one of the four

Nursing Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

diploma course. The contact details of the

educational establishment have been provided

along with the relevant UCAS/NMAS Course

number where relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRADFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Bradford

School of Health Studies

25 Trinity Road

Bradford

BD5 0BB

Tel: 01274 236367

Website: www.brad.ac.uk

NMAS Code: BRADF B56

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more

information on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Suffolk College

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Rope Walk

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP4 1LT

Other Centres:

Bury St Edmonds & Great Yarmouth

Tel: 01473 296 612

Tel: 01473 296 448 (Admissions)

Fax: 01473 230 054

Website: www.suffolk.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SUFF S81

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY AND ST GEORGES

HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL

Kingston University and St. Georges Hospital Medical School,

London

Faculty of Healthcare Sciences

Admissions Office

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

KT2 7LB

Other Centres:

Croydon, Epsom & Richmond

Tel: 0208 547 8736

Fax: 0208 547 8766

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KING K84

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Thames Valley University

Ref no 0538 (ENB)

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Westel House

32-38 Uxbridge road

Ealing

London

W5 2BS

Tel: Pre Registration 0208 280 5254/5252

Tel: Post Registration 0208 280 5253/5244

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

And:

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 5AN

Other Centres:

Slough

Tel: Pre Registration 0118 987 7662

Tel: Post Registration 0118 987 7884/8065

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

NMAS CODE TVU T40

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PLYMOUTH, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Plymouth

Faculty of Health and Social Work

Drake Circus

Plymouth

PL4 8AA

Other Centres:

Exeter, Taunton & Truro (Cornwall)

Tel: 01752 233 842

Fax: 01752 233 893

Website: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Email: [email protected]

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered

on Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Sheffield

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Winter Street

Sheffield

S10 2FN

Tel: 0114 2229733

Website: www.sheffield.ac.uk

NMAS Code: SHEFD S18

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

DipHE in Adult Nursing (Part Time)

The following Institutions are either approved to

offer Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of Higher

Education (DipHE) Programmes on a Part Time

Basis or are planning to offer these courses in the

future.

For further information on Course structure, hours

of study and length of course you are advised to

contact the Universities offering the programmes

directly.

Universities approved to run or planning to run

Part Time courses

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

CHILDREN’S NURSING

WHAT IS CHILDREN’S NURSING?

This type of specialised nursing involves the care of

children and young people who are both sick and

well, from newborn to adolescence.

The challenges are extremely varied; with family

care being key element of the children’s nurses

role. The qualified children’s nurse will be confident

and competent to care for children at all stages of

their development, respecting the rights of the child

and those of other family members. The training

that you will be provided will prepare you fully for

these vital responsibilities.

You will develop specific qualities and attributes

which will enable you to fulfill your role in a

competent and be able to support, educate and

care for those in under your supervision.

Obviously the care that children require is totally

different to the care that is needed by adults. Your

specialist training will enable you to clearly define

the difference between these needs and

requirements.

A child’s world normally revolves around the home

and the family. Children cannot always

communicate what they are thinking or feeling or

what they need — especially to strangers. It is

important for the nurse to understand and work

within the family unit, whether in the home or in the

hospital.

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

OF A CHILDREN’S NURSE?

1. Understand how a healthy child develops

towards adulthood and know how to

minimise the impact of illness or hospital

admission on the child and family

2. Be extremely flexible, hard working, sensitive

and imaginative, intuitive and reassuring.

3. Be skilled to support parents or other family

members who may be distressed

4. Provide information and teaching for parents

and relatives

HOW DO I BECOME A CHILDREN’S NURSE?

DEGREE COURSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

(PRE REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - CHILD

BRANCH (3 YR)

Degree Course in Children’s Nursing (Duration:

3 Year)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Courses provide

both an Academic and Professional qualification

through integrated study of theory and Supervised

Nursing Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses usually

take place in higher education institutions.

Diploma/degree courses begin with a common

foundation programme (CFP) which provides a

general introduction to nursing, in particular it

develops your observational, communication and

caring skills. The CFP also includes an introduction

to the four branches of nursing and to maternity

care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the course

and takes place in both Hospital and Community

settings. The courses are normally three Years in

length, beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common

Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or

24 month Branch Programme in one of the four

Nursing Branches: ADULT, MENTAL HEALTH,

LEARNING DISABILITIES or CHILDRENS Nursing.

Degree Courses can be either 3 or 4 years in

duration.

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the

educational establishment have been provided

along with the relevant UCAS/NMAS Course

number where relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Birmingham

The Medical School

Department of Nursing

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 4143344

Website: www.bham.ac.uk

UCAS Ref: BIRM B32

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more

information on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered

on Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Sheffield Hallam University

School of Health and Social Care

Southbourne

Collegiate Crescent

Sheffield

S10 2BP

Tel: 0114 225 2543

Fax: 0114 225 2430

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.shu.ac.uk

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - CHILD BRANCH (4 YR)

Degree Programme in Childrens Nursing (Duration: 4 Years)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Programmes provide both an Academic and

Professional qualification through integrated study of theory and Supervised Nursing

Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education programmes take place in higher education

institutions. Diploma/degree programmes begin with a common foundation programme

(CFP) which provides a general introduction to nursing, in particular it develops your

observational, communication and caring skills. The CFP also includes an introduction

to the four branches of nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the Programme and takes place in both Hospital

and Community settings. The Programmes are three Years in length, beginning with a

12 or 18 month Common Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or 24 month

Branch Programme in one of the four Nursing Branches: ADULT, MENTAL HEALTH,

LEARNING DISABILITIES or CHILDRENS Nursing.

Degree Programmes can be either 3 or 4 years in duration.

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MIDDX M80

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE

REGISTRATION)

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DipHE) IN

NURSING - CHILD BRANCH (FULL TIME/PART

TIME)

DipHE in Childrens Nursing (Full Time)

Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of Higher

Education (DipHE) courses provide both an

Academic and Professional qualification through

integrated study of theory and Supervised Nursing

Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place

in higher education institutions. Diploma/degree

courses begin with a common foundation

programme (CFP) which provides a general

introduction to nursing, in particular it develops your

observational, communication and caring skills. The

CFP also includes an introduction to the four

branches of nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the

Programme and takes place in both Hospital and

Community settings. The Programmes are three

Years in length, beginning with a 12 or 18 month

Common Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by

an 18 or 24 month Branch Programme in one of the

four Nursing Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRADFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Bradford

School of Health Studies

25 Trinity Road

Bradford

BD5 0BB

Tel: 01274 236367

Website: www.brad.ac.uk

NMAS Code: BRADF B56

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more

information on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Suffolk College

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Rope Walk

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP4 1LT

Other Centres:

Bury St Edmonds & Great Yarmouth

Tel: 01473 296 612

Tel: 01473 296 448 (Admissions)

Fax: 01473 230 054

Website: www.suffolk.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SUFF S81

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY AND ST GEORGES

HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL

Kingston University and St. Georges Hospital Medical School,

London

Faculty of Healthcare Sciences

Admissions Office

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

KT2 7LB

Other Centres:

Croydon, Epsom & Richmond

Tel: 0208 547 8736

Fax: 0208 547 8766

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KING K84

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Thames Valley University

Ref no 0538 (ENB)

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Westel House

32-38 Uxbridge road

Ealing

London

W5 2BS

Tel: Pre Registration 0208 280 5254/5252

Tel: Post Registration 0208 280 5253/5244

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

And:

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 5AN

Other Centres:

Slough

Tel: Pre Registration 0118 987 7662

Tel: Post Registration 0118 987 7884/8065

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

NMAS CODE TVU T40

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered

on Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Sheffield

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Winter Street

Sheffield

S10 2FN

Tel: 0114 2229733

Website: www.sheffield.ac.uk

NMAS Code: SHEFD S18

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

DipHE IN Childrens Nursing (Part Time)

The following Institutions are either approved by the ENB to offer Pre Registration Nursing

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) Programmes on a Part Time Basis or are planning to

offer these courses in the future.

For futher information on Course structure, hours of study and length of course you are

advised to contact the Universities offering the programmes directly.

Universities approved to run or planning to run Part Time courses

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan Uni versity

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

CHILDREN’S NURSING

WHAT IS CHILDREN’S NURSING?

This type of specialised nursing involves the care of

children and young people who are both sick and

well, from newborn to adolescence.

The challenges are extremely varied; with family

care being key element of the children’s nurses

role. The qualified children’s nurse will be confident

and competent to care for children at all stages of

their development, respecting the rights of the child

and those of other family members. The training

that you will be provided will prepare you fully for

these vital responsibilities.

You will develop specific qualities and attributes

which will enable you to fulfill your role in a

competent and be able to support, educate and

care for those in under your supervision.

Obviously the care that children require is totally

different to the care that is needed by adults. Your

specialist training will enable you to clearly define

the difference between these needs and

requirements.

A child’s world normally revolves around the home

and the family. Children cannot always

communicate what they are thinking or feeling or

what they need — especially to strangers. It is

important for the nurse to understand and work

within the family unit, whether in the home or in the

hospital.

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

OF A CHILDREN’S NURSE?

1. Understand how a healthy child develops

towards adulthood and know how to

minimise the impact of illness or hospital

admission on the child and family

2. Be extremely flexible, hard working, sensitive

and imaginative, intuitive and reassuring.

3. Be skilled to support parents or other family

members who may be distressed

4. Provide information and teaching for parents

and relatives

HOW DO I BECOME A CHILDREN’S NURSE?

DEGREE COURSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

(PRE REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - CHILD

BRANCH (3 YR)

Degree Course in Children’s Nursing (Duration:

3 Year)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Courses provide

both an Academic and Professional qualification

through integrated study of theory and Supervised

Nursing Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses usually

take place in higher education institutions.

Diploma/degree courses begin with a common

foundation programme (CFP) which provides a

general introduction to nursing, in particular it

develops your observational, communication and

caring skills. The CFP also includes an introduction

to the four branches of nursing and to maternity

care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the course

and takes place in both Hospital and Community

settings. The courses are normally three Years in

length, beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common

Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or

24 month Branch Programme in one of the four

Nursing Branches: ADULT, MENTAL HEALTH,

LEARNING DISABILITIES or CHILDRENS Nursing.

Degree Courses can be either 3 or 4 years in

duration.

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the

educational establishment have been provided

along with the relevant UCAS/NMAS Course

number where relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Birmingham

The Medical School

Department of Nursing

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 4143344

Website: www.bham.ac.uk

UCAS Ref: BIRM B32

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more

information on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered

on Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Sheffield Hallam University

School of Health and Social Care

Southbourne

Collegiate Crescent

Sheffield

S10 2BP

Tel: 0114 225 2543

Fax: 0114 225 2430

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.shu.ac.uk

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - CHILD BRANCH (4 YR)

Degree Programme in Childrens Nursing (Duration: 4 Years)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Programmes provide both an Academic and

Professional qualification through integrated study of theory and Supervised Nursing

Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education programmes take place in higher education

institutions. Diploma/degree programmes begin with a common foundation programme

(CFP) which provides a general introduction to nursing, in particular it develops your

observational, communication and caring skills. The CFP also includes an introduction

to the four branches of nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the Programme and takes place in both Hospital

and Community settings. The Programmes are three Years in length, beginning with a

12 or 18 month Common Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or 24 month

Branch Programme in one of the four Nursing Branches: ADULT, MENTAL HEALTH,

LEARNING DISABILITIES or CHILDRENS Nursing.

Degree Programmes can be either 3 or 4 years in duration.

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MIDDX M80

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE

REGISTRATION)

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DipHE) IN

NURSING - CHILD BRANCH (FULL TIME/PART

TIME)

DipHE in Childrens Nursing (Full Time)

Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of Higher

Education (DipHE) courses provide both an

Academic and Professional qualification through

integrated study of theory and Supervised Nursing

Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place

in higher education institutions. Diploma/degree

courses begin with a common foundation

programme (CFP) which provides a general

introduction to nursing, in particular it develops your

observational, communication and caring skills. The

CFP also includes an introduction to the four

branches of nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the

Programme and takes place in both Hospital and

Community settings. The Programmes are three

Years in length, beginning with a 12 or 18 month

Common Foundation Programme (CFP) followed by

an 18 or 24 month Branch Programme in one of the

four Nursing Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRADFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Bradford

School of Health Studies

25 Trinity Road

Bradford

BD5 0BB

Tel: 01274 236367

Website: www.brad.ac.uk

NMAS Code: BRADF B56

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more

information on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Suffolk College

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Rope Walk

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP4 1LT

Other Centres:

Bury St Edmonds & Great Yarmouth

Tel: 01473 296 612

Tel: 01473 296 448 (Admissions)

Fax: 01473 230 054

Website: www.suffolk.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SUFF S81

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY AND ST GEORGES

HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL

Kingston University and St. Georges Hospital Medical School,

London

Faculty of Healthcare Sciences

Admissions Office

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

KT2 7LB

Other Centres:

Croydon, Epsom & Richmond

Tel: 0208 547 8736

Fax: 0208 547 8766

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KING K84

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Thames Valley University

Ref no 0538 (ENB)

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Westel House

32-38 Uxbridge road

Ealing

London

W5 2BS

Tel: Pre Registration 0208 280 5254/5252

Tel: Post Registration 0208 280 5253/5244

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

And:

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 5AN

Other Centres:

Slough

Tel: Pre Registration 0118 987 7662

Tel: Post Registration 0118 987 7884/8065

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

NMAS CODE TVU T40

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered

on Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Sheffield

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Winter Street

Sheffield

S10 2FN

Tel: 0114 2229733

Website: www.sheffield.ac.uk

NMAS Code: SHEFD S18

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Buildin g

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

DipHE IN Childrens Nursing (Part Time)

The following Institutions are either approved by the ENB to offer Pre Registration Nursing

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) Programmes on a Part Time Basis or are planning to

offer these courses in the future.

For futher information on Course structure, hours of study and length of course you are

advised to contact the Universities offering the programmes directly.

Universities approved to run or planning to run Part Time courses

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: health.cse[email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

LEARNING DISABILITY NURSING

WHAT IS IT?

Helping someone to make a cup of tea may not sound

like much but in this area of nursing it can be a real

achievement.

This area of nursing is about giving people with

disabilities the help, care and skills they need to lead

a healthier and more fulfilling life. The rewards come

in small steps, but they do come.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

The emphasis is on nursing in a range of social

settings, including, home, work and leisure activities.

You will gain experience in four main areas;

-Family Settings

-Adult Education

-Education for young people

-Community/residential settings

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES OF

A LEARNING DISABILITY NURSE?

Sensitive human interaction is the core skill. You will

need to have great patience and highly developed

flexible communication skills.

The job can be stressful and demanding so selfawareness

helps. You will sometimes need to be

assertive to ensure people with a learning disability do

not suffer discrimination.

You will be dealing with all age ranges, and will gain

immense satisfaction knowing you are increasing their

self-confidence and sense of worth. Many learning

disability nurses also occupy roles as managers,

leading teams of support staff.

HOW DO I BECOME A NURSE SPECIALISING IN

LEARNING DISABILITIES?

COURSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

(PRE-REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - LEARNING

DISABILITIES BRANCH (3 YR)

Degree Programmes in Learning Disabilities

Nursing (Duration: 3 Years)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Courses provide

both an Academic and Professional qualification

through integrated study of theory and Supervised

Nursing Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place in

higher education institutions. Diploma/degree courses

begin with a common foundation programme (CFP)

which provides a general introduction to nursing, in

particular it develops your observational,

communication and caring skills. The CFP also

includes an introduction to the four branches of

nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the course and

takes place in both Hospital and Community settings.

The courses are usually three Years in length,

beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common Foundation

Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or 24 month

Branch Programme in one of the four Nursing

Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

Degree Courses can be either 3 or 4 years in

duration.

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the educational

establishment have been provided along with the

relevant UCAS/NMAS Course number where

relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more information on the

location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

COURSES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE

REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - LEARNING

DISABILITIES BRANCH AND SOCIAL WORK (4

YR)

Degree Courses in Learning Disabilities Nursing

Combined with Social Work

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the educational

establishment have been provided along with the

relevant UCAS/NMAS Course number where

relevant.

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE

REGISTRATION)

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DipHE) IN

NURSING - LEARNING DISABILITIES BRANCH

(FULL TIME/PART TIME)

DipHE in Learning Disabilities Nursing (Full Time)

Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of Higher Education

(DipHE) courses provide both an Academic and

Professional qualification through integrated study of

theory and Supervised Nursing Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place in

higher education institutions. Diploma/degree courses

begin with a common foundation programme (CFP)

which provides a general introduction to nursing, in

particular it develops your observational,

communication and caring skills. The CFP also

includes an introduction to the four branches of

nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the course and

takes place in both Hospital and Community settings.

The courses are normally three Years in length,

beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common Foundation

Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or 24 month

Branch Programme in one of the four Nursing

Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

Information on Learning Disability Nursing

What is it?

Helping someone to make a cup of tea may not sound

like much but in this area of nursing it can be a real

achievement.

This area of nursing is about giving people with

disabilities the help, care and skills they need to lead

a healthier and more fulfilling life. The rewards come

in small steps, but they do come.

What does it involve?

The emphasis is on nursing in a range of social

settings, including, home, work and leisure

activities. You will gain experience in four main

areas;

-Family Settings

-Adult Education

-Education for young people

-Community/residential settings

What are the special needs?

Sensitive human interaction is the core skill. You will

need to have great patience and highly developed,

flexible communication skills.

The job can be stressful and demanding so selfawareness

helps. You will sometimes need to be

assertive to ensure people with a learning disability do

not suffer discrimination.

You will be dealing with all age ranges, and will gain

immense satisfaction knowing you are increasing their

self-confidence and sense of worth. Many learning

disability nurses also occupy roles as managers,

leading teams of support staff.

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

diploma course. The contact details of the educational

establishment have been provided along with the

relevant UCAS/NMAS Course number where

relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRADFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Bradford

School of Health Studies

25 Trinity Road

Bradford

BD5 0BB

Tel: 01274 236367

Website: www.brad.ac.uk

NMAS Code: BRADF B56

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more information

on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Suffolk College

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Rope Walk

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP4 1LT

Other Centres:

Bury St Edmonds & Great Yarmouth

Tel: 01473 296 612

Tel: 01473 296 448 (Admissions)

Fax: 01473 230 054

Website: www.suffolk.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SUFF S81

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LONDON, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY AND ST GEORGES HOSPITAL

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Kingston University and St. Georges Hospital Medical School,

London

Faculty of Healthcare Sciences

Admissions Office

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

KT2 7LB

Other Centres:

Croydon, Epsom & Richmond

Tel: 0208 547 8736

Fax: 0208 547 8766

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KING K84

LONDON, THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Thames Valley University

Ref no 0538 (ENB)

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Westel House

32-38 Uxbridge road

Ealing

London

W5 2BS

Tel: Pre Registration 0208 280 5254/5252

Tel: Post Registration 0208 280 5253/5244

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

And:

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 5AN

Other Centres:

Slough

Tel: Pre Registration 0118 987 7662

Tel: Post Registration 0118 987 7884/8065

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

NMAS CODE TVU T40

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PLYMOUTH, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Plymouth

Faculty of Health and Social Work

Drake Circus

Plymouth

PL4 8AA

Other Centres:

Exeter, Taunton & Truro (Cornwall)

Tel: 01752 233 842

Fax: 01752 233 893

Website: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Email: [email protected]

SHEFFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Sheffield

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Winter Street

Sheffield

S10 2FN

Tel: 0114 2229733

Website: www.sheffield.ac.uk

NMAS Code: SHEFD S18

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

DipHE in Learning Disability (Part Time)

The following Institutions are either approved by the

ENB to offer Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of

Higher Education (DipHE) courses on a Part Time

Basis or are planning to offer these courses in the

future.

For further information on Course structure, hours of

study and length of course you are advised to contact

the Universities offering the courses directly.

Universities approved to run or planning to run Part

Time courses

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

WHAT IS IT?

This is one of the most complex and demanding

areas of Nursing. As many as one in three people are

thought to suffer some form of mental health problem.

For many, mental illness is brought on by a crisis in

life, which they can’t cope with, such as depression

after the death of a partner.

The range of conditions is vast: neuroses, psychoses,

psychological and personality disorders all come

under the broad heading of mental health.

WHAT DOES MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

INVOLVE?

The key role and challenge is to form therapeutic

relationships with mentally ill people and their

families. Most mentally ill people are not cared for in

hospital but in the community.

You might be based in a community health care

centre, day hospital and outpatients department or

specialist unit. You will need to have a good

understanding of the theories of mental health and

illness.

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

REQUIRED OF A NURSE WORKING IN MENTAL

HEALTH?

Your main tool as a mental health nurse will be the

strength of your own personality and communication

skills. You will need to emphasise with the people you

are dealing with and show warmth and care about

them. Regrettably there is still some stigma attached

to mental illness. Combating this and helping the

individuals and their families deal with it is a key part

of the job.

The danger of violence is often associated with this

branch of nursing and one of the special skills

required to spot a build up of tension and defuse it.

Dealing with the human mind and behavior is not an

exact science. The job of helping people back to

mental health is every bit as valuable and satisfying

as caring for those with a physical illness.

HOW DO I BECOME A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE?

COURSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

(PRE REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - MENTAL

HEALTH BRANCH (3 YR)

Degree Programme in Mental Health Nursing

(Duration: 3 Years)

Pre Registration Nursing Degree Courses provide

both an Academic and Professional qualification

through integrated study of theory and Supervised

Nursing Practice.

Pre-registration nurse education courses take place in

higher education institutions. Diploma/degree courses

begin with a common foundation programme (CFP)

which provides a general introduction to nursing, in

particular it develops your observational,

communication and caring skills. The CFP also

includes an introduction to the four branches of

nursing and to maternity care.

Supervised Nursing Practice is 50% of the course and

takes place in both Hospital and Community settings.

The courses are uaually three Years in length,

beginning with a 12 or 18 month Common Foundation

Programme (CFP) followed by an 18 or 24 month

Branch Programme in one of the four Nursing

Branches:

ADULT

MENTAL HEALTH

LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHILDRENS NURSING

Degree Courses can be either 3 or 4 years in

duration.

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the educational

establishment have been provided along with the

relevant UCAS/NMAS Course number where

relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Birmingham

The Medical School

Department of Nursing

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 4143344

Website: www.bham.ac.uk

UCAS Ref: BIRM B32

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester & Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more information on the

location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

Coventry University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Leeds Metropolitan University

Calverley Street

Leeds

LS1 3HE

Tel: 0113 2832600

Website: www.lmu.ac.uk

UCAS Ref: LDS L27

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LIVERPOOL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Liverpool

Department of Nursing

Whelan Building

PO Box 147

Liverpool

L69 3BX

Tel: 0151 794 5901

Website: www.liv.ac.uk

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PLYMOUTH, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Plymouth

Faculty of Health and Social Work

Drake Circus

Plymouth

PL4 8AA

Other Centres:

Exeter, Taunton & Truro (Cornwall)

Tel: 01752 233 842

Fax: 01752 233 893

Website: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Email: [email protected]

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered on

Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Sheffield Hallam University

School of Health and Social Care

Southbourne

Collegiate Crescent

Sheffield

S10 2BP

Tel: 0114 225 2543

Fax: 0114 225 2430

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.shu.ac.uk

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

PROGRAMMES FOR NEW STARTERS (PRE

REGISTRATION)

DEGREE COMBINED WITH NURSING - MENTAL

HEALTH BRANCH (4 YR)

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

degree course. The contact details of the educational

establishment have been provided along with the

relevant UCAS/NMAS Course number where

relevant.

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MIDDX M80

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

COURSES FOR NEW STUDENTS

(PRE REGISTRATION)

DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DipHE) IN

NURSING - MENTAL HEALTH BRANCH (FULL

TIME/PART TIME)

DipHE in Mental Health Nursing (Full Time)

The following are educational establishments which

are currently (January 2006) running the above

diploma course. The contact details of the educational

establishment have been provided along with the

relevant UCAS/NMAS Course number where

relevant.

BIRMINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

University of Central England

Admissions Section

Faculty of Health and Community Care

Franchise Street

Perry Barr

Birmingham

B42 2SU

Tel: 0121 3316208 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0121 3315000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.uce.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CEB C25

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Bournemouth University

Institute of Health and Community Services

Bournemouth House

17 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH1 3LH

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester &

Yeovil.

Tel: 01202 504358 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01202 524111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.bournemouth.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: BMTH B50

BRADFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Bradford

School of Health Studies

25 Trinity Road

Bradford

BD5 0BB

Tel: 01274 236367

Website: www.brad.ac.uk

NMAS Code: BRADF B56

BRIGHTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Brighton

Insititute of Nursing and Midwifery

Westlain House

Village Way

Falmer

Brighton

BN1 9PH

Other Centres:

East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea & Tunbridge

Wells.

Tel: 01273 644018/644042 (Diploma Courses)

Tel: 01273 644042 (Degree Courses)

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk or www.inam.brighton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BRITN B72

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHILTERNS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Faculty of Health Studies

Chalfont Campus

Gorelands Lane

Chalfont St. Giles

Bucks

HP8 4AD

Tel: 01494 603171

Website: www.bcuc.ac.uk and www.becominganurse.co.uk

Courses offered:

Diploma in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Degree in Nursing (3 yrs full time) - Adult, Child and Mental Health Branches

Part time Diploma in Adult Nursing (4 yrs part time)

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUCK B94

CAMBRIDGE, HOMERTON SCHOOL OF HEALTH STUDIES

Homerton School of Health Studies

Homerton College

School of Health Studies

Recruitment Office

Addenbrooks Hospital

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2QQ

Other Centres:

Huntingdon & Peterborough

Tel: 01733 874 770

Fax: 01733 564 603

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.health-homerton.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: HOM H52

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

CARLISLE, ST. MARTINS COLLEGE

St Martins College, Lancaster: Ambleside: Carlisle

Faculty of Health

Fusehill Street

Carlisle

Cumbria

CA1 2HH

Other Centres:

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, Lancaster & Whitehaven.

Tel: 01228 616203

Fax: 01228 616235

Website: www.ucsm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SMART S24

CHELMSFORD, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has two sites as follows:

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane

Chelmsford

CM1 1SQ

And

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

CB1 1PT

Please visit the website or telephone the University directly (below) for more information

on the location of courses which you are interested in.

Tel: 0845 271 3333

E-mail: [email protected]

Website www.anglia.ac.uk

NMAS code APU A60

CHESTER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Chester (A College of the University of Liverpool)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

Other Centres:

Crewe, Wirral & Warrington

Tel: 01244 375 444

Website: www.chester.ac.uk

NMAS Code: CHSTR C55

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University

Priory Street

Coventry

CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7679 5959

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

NMAS Code: COVN C85

GUILDFORD, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

University of Surrey

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Duke of Kent Building

Stag Hill

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7TE

Other Centres:

Chertsey, Chichester & Crawley

Tel: 01483 686 722

Website: www.surrey.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SURR S87

HATFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

University of Hertfordshire

School of Health and Human Studies

The Wright Building

College Lane

Hatfield

Hertfordshire

AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284 000

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HERTS H36

HUDDERSFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD1 3DH

Other Centres:

Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract & Wakefield

Tel: 01484 472 068 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01484 472 288 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01484 473 199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hud.ac.uk/

NMAS Ref: HUDDS H60

HULL, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Hull

School of Nursing

Faculty of Health

Cottingham Road

Hull

HU6 7RX

Other Centres:

East Riding Campus Willerby, Grimsby & Scunthorpe

Tel: 01482 466744 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0870 1262000 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.hull.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: HULL H72

IPSWICH, SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Suffolk College

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Rope Walk

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP4 1LT

Other Centres:

Bury St Edmonds & Great Yarmouth

Tel: 01473 296 612

Tel: 01473 296 448 (Admissions)

Fax: 01473 230 054

Website: www.suffolk.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SUFF S81

LEEDS, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Leeds

School of Healthcare Studies

Recruitment Office

Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS2 9JT

Tel - for nursing and general enquiries: 0113 343 1213

Tel - for Midwifery enquiries: 0113 343 1348

Website: www.leeds.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LEEDS L23

LEICESTER, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

De Montfort University

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Charles Frears Campus

266 London Road

Leicester

LE2 1RQ

Tel: 0116 255 1551

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: DEM D26

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

LONDON, CITY UNIVERSITY (ST. BARTHOLOMEW)

City University (St. Bartholomew)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

20 Bartholomew Close

London

EC1A 7QN

Tel: 0207 040 5700

Tel: 0207 040 5720 (Admissions Office)

Fax: 0207 505 5717

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.city.ac.uk/barts

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CITY C60

LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF

Kings College, University of London

Florence Nightingale Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Waterloo Bridge House

57 Waterloo Road

London

SE1 8TU

Tel: 0207 848 4698

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KCL K60

LONDON, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY AND ST GEORGES HOSPITAL

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Kingston University and St. Georges Hospital Medical School,

London

Faculty of Healthcare Sciences

Admissions Office

Kingston Hill

Kingston-upon-Thames

KT2 7LB

Other Centres:

Croydon, Epsom & Richmond

Tel: 0208 547 8736

Fax: 0208 547 8766

Website: www.kingston.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: KING K84

LONDON, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Middlesex University (London)

Admissions Unit

Health and Archway Campuses

St. Mary's Wing

Whittington Hospital

Highgate Hill

London

N19 5NF

Other Centres:

Enfield

Tel: 020 8411 5161

Website: www.mdx.ac.uk

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

London South Bank University

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

103 Borough Road

London

SE1 0AA

Other Centres:

Harold Wood and Leytonstone

Tel: 0207 815 7815

Fax: 0207 815 8273

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lsbu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: LONSB L75

LONDON, THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Thames Valley University

Ref no 0538 (ENB)

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Westel House

32-38 Uxbridge road

Ealing

London

W5 2BS

Tel: Pre Registration 0208 280 5254/5252

Tel: Post Registration 0208 280 5253/5244

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

And:

Wolfson School of Health Sciences

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berkshire

RG1 5AN

Other Centres:

Slough

Tel: Pre Registration 0118 987 7662

Tel: Post Registration 0118 987 7884/8065

Website: www.tvu.ac.uk

NMAS CODE TVU T40

LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

University of Greenwich

School of Health

Avery Hill Campus

Bexley Road

London

SE9 2PQ

Other Centres:

Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Maidstone, Medway & Sidcup

Tel: 020 8331 8590 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 020 8331 8044 (Admissions)

Website: www.gre.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: GREEN G70

LUTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Luton

Faculty of Health and Social Studies

Park Square

Luton

Bedfordshire

LU4 0DZ

Other Centres:

Amersham, Aylesbury, Bedford & High Wycombe,

Tel: 01582 734111 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01582 489286 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01582 489358

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.luton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: LUTON L93

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MANCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Manchester

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Recruitment Centre

Gateway House

Piccadilly South

Manchester

M60 7LP

Other Centres:

Glossop & Stockport

Tel: 0161 237 2319 (Pre-Registration/Diploma Queries)

Tel: 0161 237 2087 (General Queries)

Website: www.man.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: MANU M20

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

NEWCASTLE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Faculty of Health, Social Work & Education

School of Nursing

Coach Lane Campus

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE7 7XA

Tel: 0191 215 6055

Website: http://northumbria.ac.uk/

NMAS/UCAS Code: NORTH N77

NORTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (Previously Nene

College)

University College Northampton

Centre for Healthcare Education

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Boughton Green Road

Northampton

NN2 7AL

Other Centres:

Kettering & Milton Keynes

Tel: 01604 735500 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0800 3582232 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01604 719490

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.northampton.ac.uk

NMAS Code: NENE N14

NORWICH, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

University of East Anglia

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peddars Management Centre

Helllesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

NR6 5BE

Other Centres:

Kings Lynn

Tel: 01603 421421 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01603 456161 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01603 421 505

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uea.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EANGL E14

NOTTINGHAM, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Nottingham

School of Nursing

Floor B

Queens Medical centre

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

Other Centres:

Boston, Derby, Lincoln & Mansfield

Tel: 0115 919 4410

Fax: 0115 942 3876

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthquest/

NMAS/UCAS Ref: NOTTM N84

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Oxford Brookes University

School of Healthcare

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221576 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 01865 483040 (Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 01865 483 983

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Swindon Campus

Ferndale Road

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN2 1HL

Tel: 01793 437437

Fax: 01793 437438

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

PLYMOUTH, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Plymouth

Faculty of Health and Social Work

Drake Circus

Plymouth

PL4 8AA

Other Centres:

Exeter, Taunton & Truro (Cornwall)

Tel: 01752 233 842

Fax: 01752 233 893

Website: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Email: [email protected]

PRESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

University of Central Lancashire

Faculty of Health

Preston

Lancashire

PR1 2HE

Other Centres:

Blackburn, Blackpool & Burnley

Tel: 01772 893 805

Fax: 01772 892 995

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uclan.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: CLANC C30

SALFORD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Salford

Department of Nursing

Eccles Campus

Peel house

Albert Road

Eccles

Manchester

M30 0NN

Tel: 0161 295 2999

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Other Centres:

Department of Midwifery

Allerton Building

Frederick Road

Salford

M6 6PU

NMAS Code: SALF S03

Also on offer at Salford University is: BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Post RN) for those registered on

Part 1 or 12 of the professional register.

SHEFFIELD, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Sheffield

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Winter Street

Sheffield

S10 2FN

Tel: 0114 2229733

Website: www.sheffield.ac.uk

NMAS Code: SHEFD S18

SOUTHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Southampton

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Building 67

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Other Centres:

Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Winchester

Tel: 023 8059 7979

Fax: 023 8059 7900

Website: www.soton.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: SOTON S27

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Staffordshire University

School of Health

Blackhealth Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Other Centres:

Shrewsbury

Tel: 01782 294000 (Main Switchboard)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.staffs.ac.uk

NMAS Code: STAFF S72

STOKE-ON-TRENT, KEELE UNIVERSITY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

City General Hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on trent

ST4 6QG

Other Centres:

Newcastle-under-Lyme & North Staffordshire,

Tel: 01782 556 600

Fax: 01782 556 576

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.keele.ac.uk

NMAS Code: KEELE K12

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

York, University of

Department of Health Sciences

The University of York

Area 3

Seebohm Rowntree Building

Heslington

York

YO10 5DD

Other Centres:

Harrogate, Northallerton, Scarborough & York (Hospital)

Tel: 01904 321321

Fax: 01904 321320

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences

NMAS Ref: YORK Y50

DipHE in Mental Health Nursing (Part Time)

The following Institutions are either approved by the

ENB to offer Pre Registration Nursing Diploma of

Higher Education (DipHE) courses on a Part Time

Basis or are planning to offer these courses in the

future.

For further information on Course structure, hours of

study and length of course you are advised to contact

the Universities offering the courses directly.

Universities approved to run or planning to run

Part Time courses

BRISTOL, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

University of the West Of England

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Glenside Campus

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

Bristol

BS16 1DD

Other Centres:

Bath, Gloucester & Swindon

Tel: 0117 328 1141

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: BUWE B80

CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Christchurch University College

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

North Holmes Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT1 1QU

Other Centres:

Maidstone, Medway, Sidcup & Tunbridge Wells

Tel: 01227 767700 Ext. 2421

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cant.ac.uk

NMAS Ref: CANCC C10

LIVERPOOL, EDGE HILL COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Edge Hill College of Higher Education

School of Health Studies

Aintree Campus

University Hospital Aintree

Liverpool

L9 7AL

Other Centres:

Ormskirk & Stockport

Tel: 0151 529 3336

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

NMAS Code: EHUC E42

LIVERPOOL, JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

John Moores University

School of Healthcare

Central Applications Department

79 Tithebarn Street

Liverpool

L2 2ER

Tel: 0151 2314298 (Pre Registration/Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0151 2314142 (Post Registration)

Tel: 0151 2315090/1(Degree Enquiries)

Fax: 0151 258 1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.livjm.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: LJM L51

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department of Health Care Studies

Elizabeth Gaskell Site

Hathersage Road

Manchester

M13 0JA

Tel: 0161 247 2000 (Diploma Enquiries)

Tel: 0161 247 2518

Fax: 0161 247 6328

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: MANC M40

MIDDLESBROUGH, UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE

Middlesbrough, University of Teesside

University of Teesside

School of Health and Social Care

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

Other Centres:

Durham, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees

Telephone: 01642 384110/384113

Fax: 01642 384 105

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: TEES T20

WOLVERHAMPTON, UNIVERSITY OF

University of Wolverhampton

School of Health

Walsall Campus

Gorway Road

Walsall

WS1 3BD

Other Centres:

Burton-upon-Trent & Wolverhampton City Campus

Palliative care programmes delivered at Compton Hospice Wolverhampton

Tel: 01902 518 800 (Course Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 321 000 (General Enquiries)

Tel: 01902 323 232 (Clearing Hotline)

Website: www.wlv.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Ref: WOLV W75

WORCESTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Worcester University College

Faculty of Health and Exercise Sciences

Henwick Grove

Worcester

WR2 6AJ

Other Centres:

Hereford, Kidderminster & Redditch

Tel: 01905 855000 (Diploma Enquries)

Tel: 01905 855111 (Degree Enquiries)

Website: www.worc.ac.uk

NMAS/UCAS Code: WORCS W80

WHAT IS A CV?

The word Curriculum Vitae literally translated means the

story of your life and is used to demonstrate to the selection

panel you have the potential to carry out the role you are

applying for.

The words Curriculum Vitae are usually abbreviated to CV or

C.V.

Your CV is a very important document and you should

spend sufficient time designing it so that it matches the job

that you are applying for.

Your CV has to represent the best you have to offer if you do

not want to miss out on this job you are applying for.

These days employers often receive a lot of CVs for each

advertised position - jobs advertised in national papers can

often attract hundreds of applicants. So your CV has to be

just that little bit special to stand out if you want to obtain

interviews. The good news (for you) is that most people do

not know how to write a CV and only spend a short time

preparing a CV. Writing professional CVs is a skill, which

most people have not learnt.

WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE CV?

In simple and basic terms, an effective CV is one that

matches the job specification/requirements that you are

applying for. Your CV should be used as a tool to help you get

an interview for the job you are applying for and should be

centred around the following areas:

•Creating the right impression of yourself

•Indicating that you possess the right qualities and attributes

to perform the role of the job you are applying for

•Grabs the assessors attention

•Is concise and clear

The above may seem obvious areas that you would hope to

include within your CV but you will be amazed at how many

people fail to hit these areas. The most effective CV’s are the

ones that make the assessor’s job an easy one. They are

simple to read, to the point, relevant and focus on the job/role

that you are applying for. Effective CV writing is an acquired

skill that can be obtained relatively quickly with a little bit of

time, effort and focus.

WHAT IS A JOB SPECIFICATION?

"A job/person specification is basically an outline of the role,

that the successful candidate will be expected to perform"

Before you begin to start work on your CV it is a good idea to

have a basic idea of how a job/person specification is

constructed. One of your main focus points during the

construction of your CV will be to match the job/person

specification.

Most job/person specifications will include the following areas:

EXPERIENCE: previous jobs, unpaid work experience, life

experience; skills, knowledge and abilities: for example,

languages, driving, knowledge of specialist fields, ability to

use equipment; plus some indication of the level of

competence required, and whether the person must have the

skills or knowledge beforehand or can learn them on the job

(for example "basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, or

willingness to learn")

QUALIFICATIONS: exams, certificates, degrees, diplomas

(some jobs require specific qualifications, but most do not and

it can be fairer to ask for the skills or knowledge represented

by the qualification rather than asking for the qualification

itself)

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: such are strength, ability to lift,

willingness to work in a hectic busy environment or on one's

own

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES: such as being able to work

weekends or evenings or to travel

Most job/person specifications will be based around a task

analysis of the vacancy so there should be nothing within the

spec that is irrelevant or that does not concern the particular

role you are applying for.

Some organisations will ask for both ESSENTIAL and

DESIRABLE criteria. Usually this is asked for where the

employer is expecting a large number of applications.

Whatever requirements you are asked to meet you try hard to

match them as closely as possible providing evidence if

possible of your previous experience.

WHAT IS THE ASSESSOR LOOKING FOR WITHIN YOUR

CV?

As previously stated you should ensure that you make the

assessors job as simple as possible. Try to imagine yourself

in the shoes of the assessor. You have been marking or

scoring CV’s all day and are naturally tired. How are you

going to score a CV that is hard to read, irrelevant and does

not have much to do with the job that is on offer? The answer

is obvious. On the other hand, how will you mark a succinct,

relevant, brief and appropriate CV? In a positive manner?

When constructing your CV have the above thought at the

forefront of your mind and make the reading and scoring of

your CV a pleasure as opposed to a difficult task.

IS THE CV RELEVANT TO THE PERSON

SPECIFICATION?

Most people who apply for job vacancies will not study the

job/person specification. When you apply for the job vacancy

you should, in most cases receive the person specification.

Make sure that you read this thoroughly and attempt to match

your skills with what they are looking for. Try to think back to

times in your career or even outside of your career when you

have gained experience in areas of the job specification.

In their planning the assessors will have drafted out a job

specification. You need to spend some time thinking about the

type of person they are looking for and how you match up to

the specification.

Most job specifications will list the essential/desirable

requirements in terms of education, qualifications, training,

experience, skills, personality and any other special

requirements. The clues to some of these will be found in the

job advertisement and in the job description if one is available.

Your own family and friends and acquaintances may also be

able to help you fill in likely requirements from their own

experience.

This preparation is vital

You need to match yourself to these aspects and use

opportunities when creating your CV to indicate the ways in

which you do match them. Ask yourself too what are your

unique selling points. Be very familiar with these, and again,

use opportunities within your CV to put them forward. Be

yourself as much as is possible but moderate according to the

job specification.

DOES YOUR CV INDICATE EXPERIENCE THAT IS

RELEVANT TO THE JOB YOU ARE APPLYING FOR?

This again is quite an important area and those candidates

who can identify that they have had some relevant experience

to the job that they are applying for are more likely to score

well if their CV indicates this.

If you have any experience in the field that you are applying

for then you should indicate this as a priority. Try to give

positive examples where you have achieved in a ‘like’ or

‘similar’ role and don’t be afraid to ‘blow your own trumpet’ a

little. You may have handled difficult situations in the past or

in previous roles and if this is the case you should say so

within your CV.

Before you begin to construct your CV why not write down

a list of your achievements both personally, academically and

professionally? This would be a great start to identifying what

you achieved so far in your life and you may find that you

have achieved more than you think. Even if you don’t think

something is relevant still write it down as you may find space

at a later date to add it to your CV.

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PERSONAL QUALITIES AND

ATTRIBUTES?

Personal qualities are attributes that you have either inherited

or developed as a result of your life experiences. While some

of your personal attributes may be fixed, you can work at

controlling those you don't like, or feel are not helpful, by

developing coping strategies.

When you are developing your CV have a look at the required

personal qualities that are listed within the job/person spec.

Try to match these as closely as possible but again ensure

that you provide examples where appropriate. For example,

one of the required personal qualities may be to:

‘communicate effectively and clearly’

If so then try and provide an example of where you have

achieved this in previous roles. The following is a fictitious

example of how this might be achieved:

"Whilst working in my current role I am required to liaise with key

customers on a daily basis. Due to the diverse background of many of our

customers I need to ensure that my communication skills are both

effective and coherent. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my

communication skills and I am keen to receive feedback from my line

manager or peers in relation to my performance within this area. The

feedback helps me to evaluate and improve my communication skills on a

regular basis thus in turn helping me to improve the service that the

organisation offers to its customers."

TOP TIPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR CV

NEW APPLICATION = NEW CV

It is important that every time you send off your CV you reevaluate

its content. Don’t be content with just sending out

your CV without checking it first. As a rule you should

complete a new CV for every job application unless your

applications are close together and the job/person

specification is relatively the same. Don’t become complacent!

CREATE THE RIGHT IMAGE

Writing an effective CV involves a number of important

aspects. One of those is the manner in which your present

your CV. When developing your CV ask yourself the following

questions:

Is your spelling, grammar and punctuation correct?

Is legible and easy to read?

It the style in which you are writing your CV standardised?

Is it neat

Is it constructed in a logical manner?

By following the above tips in respect of your CV image you

will be on the right track to improving your chances of

submitting an effective CV. You should try to spend as much

time on the PRESENTATION as you do the CONTENT.

KEEP IT BRIEF

Your CV should be no more than 3 sides of A4 paper. In fact it

is best to aim to complete it within 2 if possible but don’t cut

corners for the sake trying to achieve this.

CHECK FOR ERRORS

This may seem like an obvious thing to do but many people

only check the CV themselves. If you have written your own

CV then you are unlikely to spot your own mistakes. The best

option, after checking it yourself is to ask a friend or relative to

‘proof read’ your CV. However, make sure you just ask them

to check for spelling/grammar mistakes and not to comment

on your content. One of the problems with asking people to

check your work is they are likely to pass comment on things

that you have written which can often to lead to confusion on

your part. Just ask them to stick to the checking or your

spelling and grammar etc and be confident in your own ability

to write an effective CV. If you have completed your CV using

a Microsoft word or other similar application then you may

wish to consider using the ‘spell-check’ facility.

COVER YOUR WHOLE CAREER

When completing your CV make sure that you cover every

aspect of your career and experience.

AVOID JARGON

When completing your CV try to avoid jargon as much as

possible. If you are unsure about using any particular

language veer on the side of safety. Many people like to use

abbreviations which are sometimes not understood by others.

If you decide to use abbreviations for repeated words make

sure that you write the word(s) in full in the first instance and

bracket the abbreviation next to it. It is then acceptable to use

the abbreviation on it’s own in further paragraphs or

sentences. For example:

"Whilst studying at the University of Central England (UCE) I

obtained relevant experience appropriate to the role that I am

applying for. The UCE supported and guided me through the

appropriate channels further enhancing my experience and

knowledge.......etc.

KEEP A COPY OF YOUR CV

Once you are happy with your CV make certain that you keep

a copy for reference. You can do this by either printing off

separate copies, saving it to your computer or floppy disk or

photocopying the CV dependant upon the resources you have

at your disposal. You will undoubtedly be asked questions

about your CV during the interview so make sure you have a

copy for reference at a later date if required.

DON’T COPY A SOMEONE ELSE’S CV

There have been many cases where applicants to vacancies

have merely copied a friends CV and been caught out when it

comes to the interview or through an independent check. By

copying someone’s CV you are not being fair to yourself or to

the organisation that your are applying to join. You may be

lucky and not get caught out or even get the job. But the

chances of you being exposed at a later date are still present.

You may be successful at obtaining the job but not be able to

perform to the required standard. Your integrity and honesty is

important to your own welfare so make sure you are honest in

your completion of the CV.

DON’T LIE OF MAKE UP STORIES

Definitely one to avoid!

If you lie on your CV, especially when it comes to academic

qualifications or experience you will almost certainly be found

at out at some point. Maybe not straight away but even a few

months or years down the line an employer can still dismiss

you for incorrect information that you provided during the

selection process. It simply is not worth it.

Be creative but don’t lie!

THE EFFECTIVE CV CONTENT

The following is a list of information we recommend you

include within your CV. Try to put them in this order and

remember to be brief and to the point making sure you include

and highlight your positive aspects of experience and

achievements.

YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

YOUR PROFILE

YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

YOUR ACADEMIC ACIEVEMENTS

YOUR INTERESTS

ANY OTHER INFORMATION

YOUR REFERENCES

YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

When completing this section you should include the following

details:

1. YOUR FULL NAME

2. ADDRESS

3. DATE OF BIRTH

4. NATIONALITY

5. YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS

INCLUDING HOME AND MOBILE

6. E MAIL CONTACT

YOUR PROFILE

To begin with try and write a brief but to the point

statement about yourself making sure you include the

keywords that best describe your character. Some

effective words to use when describing yourself may

include:

Ambitious, enthusiastic, motivated, caring, trustworthy,

meticulous, sense of humour, drive, character,

determination, will to succeed, passionate, loyal,

teamwork, hard working.

The above words are all powerful and positive aspects

of an individuals character. Try to think of your own

character and what positive words you can use that

best describe you.

Within your profile description try to include a

statement about you that makes them think you are the

right person for the job such as:

"I have a great deal of experience working within X and

have a track record of high achievement. I am always

striving to improve myself and embrace the challenges

that this new role has to offer"

YOUR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

When completing this section try to ensure that it is

completed in reverse chronological order.

Provide them with Dates, locations and employer and

remember to include your job title.

Give a brief description of your main achievements and

try to include words again of a positive nature:

Achieved, developed, progressed, managed, created,

succeeded, devised, drove, expanded, directed

It is also a good idea to quantify your main

achievements such as:

"Led a team of X staff and achieved the following

targets"

YOUR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

When completing this section make sure you include

the Dates, names and locations of the schools,

colleges or universities.

Include your qualifications and any other relevant

achievements.

YOUR INTERESTS

Try to include interests here that describe you in a positive

manner. Maybe you are work within the voluntary sector or

have even carried out some charity work in the past? If so

try to include these as they show you have a caring and

concerning nature. You may also play sports or keep fit in

which case you should include these too. If the job you are

applying for is of a teamwork nature than include any

teamwork activities you are currently involved in.

REFERENCES

It is normally a good idea to provide 2 different references if

possible but some employers may specify a specific

number. Try to include your current or previous employer

providing you know that they are going to write positive

things about you. Be careful who you choose as references

and make sure you ask them first prior to putting down their

name and contact details. It may also be a good idea to ask

them if you can have a copy of what they have wrote about

you for reference later.

COVERING LETTER

Finally, before you send off your CV it may be a wise

decision to send an accompanying letter with it. The letter

itself should state why you want to position or job and why

your CV should be taken seriously.

Make sure that you include the name of the post/reference

number that you are applying for within your letter so the

person receiving it can quickly identify which post it is in

reference to.

Within the letter you should draw attention to specific points

that make you stand out from the rest of the applicants.

Maybe you have experience within this area that you are

applying for?

On the following page we have provided a sample letter to

help give you some ideas to work from.

Make sure your letter is relevant to you and to the post you

are applying for.

REMEMBER – Be positive and confident and make sure

your grammar, spelling and punctuation is correct. Get

someone to check it over!

GOOD LUCK

The how2become team.....

Mr R Davies,

Ficton Street,

Ficton Town,

Ficton.

FT1 1FT

Dear Sir/Madam

RE: CARE ASSISTANT POSTION/CAP 10987

Please find attached my CV dated the 1st January 2006 in respect of the above application.

Having previously worked and achieved in a Care Assistant role I believe my experience and

knowledge would be of great benefit to your team. I have a positive and caring nature and have a

track record of high achievement.

I have applied for this position as I am looking for new and fresh challenges and having researched

the position extensively I believe I can make a positive input to your organisation. My experience

in X has helped me to further improve my skills and knowledge and has provided a firm

foundation for the excellent standard of work I am renowned for achieving.

I enjoy working in a team environment and look forward to the opportunity of working with new,

ambitious and experienced people to whom I can learn from,

May I take this opportunity to thank you for reading my CV and I look forward to hearing from

you in the near future,

Yours faithfully

**********

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