Hands-on learning experience at Bangor University
Students will have compulsory theoretical study and clinical placements in hospitals, community and/or residential settings in north Wales. Closely-supervised placements enable observation of professionals at work and participation in delivery of nursing care starting early in the course. Support is available from a personal tutor who is a registered nurse and an academic member of staff and mentorship supervision from a practicing registered nurse on placement.
The course is appropriate for careers working with people of all ages facing physical and mental health challenges or living with learning disabilities who need professional nursing care. Nursing offers a range of interesting and rewarding careers in healthcare.
Students can choose from one of four fields of practice; adult nursing, mental health nursing, learning disabilities nursing or children’s nursing. The course is based equally on theory and practice – 50% is on theoretical study and 50% is spent in clinical practice developing competence needed for entry to the NMC’s register. There are opportunities to study alongside other student healthcare professionals and the School has a strategy for interprofessional learning.
Learning from experts in the UK
The School has consistently ranked highly in the National Student Survey, and has frequently ranked top overall in Wales. Staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields, and work in partnership with local health providers, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, to ensure our students’ learning is of the highest quality. We also offer leading research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally.
Employment in the UK
Graduates in nursing, midwifery, radiography and occupational therapy from the School of Healthcare Sciences gain both an academic and professional qualification that is well-regarded by Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board, Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, the Countess of Chester Hospital and other educational partner placement providers in Wales and England.
Qualifying as a Registered Nurse in Wales enables registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Careers may be with large employers e.g. NHS Health Boards or smaller independent sector organisations and can lead to opportunities in clinical specialisms, management, research, or education. Our employability record is excellent, with 98% of BN students going on to work or futher study. Of those, 96% of midwifery students and a full 100% of radiography students go on to work after graduation.