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this is nursing

A career where you make a difference

Nursing allows you to make a positive impact on peoples' lives. It’s not only about caring for the individual, but also their families and the communities in which they live.

We offer five nursing programmes:

  • Adult Nursing – promote health and wellbeing, support people in their recovery and empower individuals in managing their long-term conditions.
  • Child Nursing – work alongside multi-professional colleagues to support and care for infants, children and young people along with their families through a variety of acute and long-term illnesses.
  • Mental Health Nursing – support people with mental health conditions, providing both short-term and long-term care in clinical and community settings.
  • Nursing Associate Apprenticeship – support registered nurses to deliver and evaluate hands-on care with this Foundation Degree that helps you to become a Nursing Associate.
  • MNurse – combine both Bachelor’s and Master’s level study. This is an excellent choice if you’re considering specialising further or having a career in research or academia after you graduate.

All our nursing courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

This means you can apply to join the NMC register on graduation, enabling you to practise as a nurse in the UK.

Nursing and Midwifery Council logo

Funding your studies

Healthcare students can receive a Training Grant of £5,000 a year in funding. This is part of the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Eligible courses include midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, and physiotherapy.

You may also be eligible to additional payments worth up to £3,000 per year.

Find out more about funding healthcare courses.

Study at Dewsbury and District Hospital

The University of Bradford and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have partnered to establish an off-site nursing school and degree programme at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

The school aims to boost nursing recruitment for the Trust and widen degree course participation in the local area by offering our existing pre-registration BSc (Hons) Nursing programme in Adult Nursing, based at the hospital.

The course received 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.

You can apply for our Nursing (Adult) – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals programme and start April 2023.

We have 10 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B745
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B735
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B740
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B743
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B742
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B730
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B760
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: N/A
Duration: 2 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B992
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

this is where

...my vision becomes reality

Kiran Shahzadi, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) 

"I was only 14 when I lost my dad to cancer. That experience steered me toward my career in healthcare. I started out working as a clinical support worker in the local hospital. I would help with admissions and other tasks. Seeing the impact that the doctors and nurses had inspired me, and I was encouraged by colleagues to take the next step and study to become a nurse." 

Read more about Kiran

...my kind nature flourishes

Anees Mahmood, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) - Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals

"My degree has been instrumental in getting me to where I am today. You learn so much, and after qualifying, I got a job in ICU at Pinderfields Hospital where I spent four months before transferring to the Stroke and Neurology Rehab Unit at Dewsbury Hospital.   

"The skills I learned, the experience I gained, and the contacts I made on the course were all instrumental in me securing my role."

Read more about Anees

...I found my path

Amelia Hoggard-Leathers, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

"I’ve always had an interest in Mental Health from my own experience, friends' experiences and psychology. I thought ‘you know, I’d really like a more rewarding job where I can actually give back and help people.

"I’d never worked in care and I didn’t really know what to expect, but I just thought it would be something that would challenge me and that I could actually have a long-lasting career in. It’s been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done and I’ve never worked so hard in my entire life."

Read more about Amelia

A picture of Amelia Hoggard-Leathers, Mental Health Nursing student at the University of Bradford.

...I never looked back

Rosie Mansouri, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) 

"I wanted to be a teacher until I did a week's work experience in a hospital pediatric ward. At first, I had reservations but as soon as I stepped onto the ward I absolutely loved it.

"Learning in a safe environment gives you the confidence to go out and care for patients. For example, when giving an injection or passing a feeding tube, it's better to practice the theory and practical elements on a manikin first - you know what you're doing before you do it in real life." 

Read more about Rosie

Rosie Mansouri, Child Nursing student holding baby manikin

Where nursing can take you

Students are joining nursing education at an exciting time for the profession. New nursing standards are replacing old, nursing is high on the global political agenda and 2020 has been declared the Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation. 

It's a rewarding career which provides constant opportunities for professional growth, leadership development and collaborative working. Nurses often work in teams, providing care directly to patients in hospitals, operating theatres, clinics, schools and patient's homes.

As a registered nurse you'll have plenty of options to specialise in areas such as:

  • forensic nurse
  • prison nurse
  • paediatric nurse
  • occupational health nurse
  • army nurse
  • nutrition and fitness nurse
  • mental health nurse
A student nurse practicing CPR with a lecturer

Our facilities

You'll learn in simulation environments that mirror those found in the NHS, and get hand-on experience with the same equipment you'll use on placements and as a registered nurse.

They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals.

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This is Bradford

You can become the very best version of yourself at the University of Bradford.
It’s a place where amazing things happen.

This is where you’ll expand your mind and make lifelong friends.
This is where you’ll grow, learn, experience.

This is a place you can belong.

And we’ll support you every step of the way.