Innovative degree programme going from strength to strength at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for the next cohort of students for an innovative adult nursing degree programme.

The BSc Nursing (Adult) Programme is an adult nursing degree that runs as a partnership between Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and the University of Bolton; which focuses on the importance of practical learning.

As a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved programme, there is a 50 - 50% split between theory and practice, however students spend 75% of their time within a hospital setting between both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital sites. 25% of the theory sessions are delivered within the hospital premises, enabling the students to access clinical experts more easily. The students are taught in small groups, are supported by clinical nurse tutors, and have skills weeks prior to their clinical placements on the wards; enabling them to develop the confidence needed to care for patients under the direct supervision of staff.

Throughout the course, placements are conducted in a range of clinical environments within the hospitals including the major trauma centre, regional cancer centre (including radiotherapy, drug therapies and cancer surgery), disablement services such as artificial limbs and wheelchair services, neurosurgery and neurology (brain surgery and nervous system diseases) and renal departments (kidney diseases).

Students also have access to facilities in the flagship £31 million Bolton One building, including the state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Suite where students can practice skills and develop knowledge using clinical equipment and simulators.

The three year degree is designed to prepare you for a successful career caring for people over the age of 18. After successful completion of the course and gaining the nursing qualification, students are given the opportunity to apply for a nursing post with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

Bev Duncan, Clinical Nurse Tutor Lead at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “Our nursing courses are top in the North West and top five in the UK for both teaching quality and student experience, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.”

“We have now seen two groups of students on the course graduate; and all have performed extremely well for the duration of their course. It is a great achievement that so many of the students who completed the course choose to stay in full time employment within our hospitals. We are really proud of the success of this course and the influence that it has had on other services.”

For more information and details how to apply please contact [email protected] or telephone 01772 523242

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