Career opportunities for registered nurses continue to be very good in and outside the NHS. In 2012 over 98% of our graduates went on to find full-time work after they graduated.
Registered nurses can work in a variety of settings; public, private, voluntary and overseas, though most of our graduates choose to begin their career within the NHS.
Our students are supported to develop and enhance their employability skills at all levels within the programme and to supplement this further, as part of their final year, students will participate in a full week of employment events, delivered to further improve their CV writing, job application and interview preparation skills.
We also offer students the opportunity to complete the AIM course, a programme intended to improve the acute skills of practitioners. Completion of the programme is a basic requirement for all post-registration staff and, in undertaking this course at pre-registration level, students will both gain credibility and increase their employability.
Our students are exposed to a diverse range of practice placements within the community, NHS and voluntary sectors, enabling them to develop into competent practitioners able to work in a variety of settings. Students spend 50% of their time at university and 50% out in practice, undertaking two block placements within each year of study.
Whilst on placement students will experience both 24-hour care and alternative branches of nursing – a Nursing and Midwifery Council requirement for all those awarded the status of qualified nurse and included as such on the Professional Register.