Why Become a Nurse?
People choosing a career in nursing make a real difference to people’s lives. Nursing is highly rewarding, constantly changing/growing and an exciting profession. Registered nurses work within one or more of four fields; adult, mental health, learning disability or child. To be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) you need to study a degree programme leading to a specific degree qualification for your chosen field. Following registration with the NMC you would become a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing care in partnership with patients and their families and alongside doctors, therapists, pharmacists and healthcare assistants, across a range of settings.
Why Study Nursing?
The Bachelor of Nursing degrees offered at Bangor University will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide evidence-led and compassionate nursing care.
- Our Pre- Registration Nursing degree courses lead to both an academic award and registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
- NHS Bursary funded providing payment of all tuition fees and grant support towards living costs available to students from across the UK.
- Our staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields. They work in partnership with local health providers, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), which ensures your learning is of the highest quality
- We provide research-led teaching, supported by high quality research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally, ensuring you study is up-to-date in theory and practice
- 50% of your learning will be in a clinical environment – all placements are in modern well-equipped BCUHB settings across North Wales
- Opportunities for students to study theory and experience clinical practice in a bilingual environment giving you the skills to deliver clinical and social care in a unique context
Whichever field of nursing you choose you’ll spend 50% of your time learning the science that underpins your field as well as knowledge that that is generic to all future nurses. You’ll also develop an in-depth understanding of the evidence base that underpins the nurse's role. Nurses also promote health and help maintain health and well-being, and as a Bangor nursing graduate you’ll be well equipped to help change people’s lives.
Practice learning on placement in a range of settings across North Wales is where you will put theory into practice. You'll develop practice skills and confidence through a range of clinical placements with BCUHB, and benefit from simulated practice and clinical skills teaching. You’ll develop the hands-on skills and proficiencies needed as a registered nurse with excellent support from highly trained practice mentors and University staff.