School of Nursing

School of Nursing

School of Nursing 

The School of Nursing has a mission to provide a rich, stimulating and supportive environment for students and staff, enabling them to develop their full potential by providing excellent higher education, innovative solutions and real-world research to stimulate health and wellbeing within communities and advance nursing excellence at every level.
We “…desire to provide tomorrow’s nurses with the very best opportunities to offer the very best care.” ( Willis, 2012:5)

About the School

The School of Nursing offers courses in: Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Practice, and Children's Nursing which are approved and monitored by nationally recognised professional statutory regulatory bodies. All of our pre-registration programmes, at both BSc and MSc level, include the academic and clinical education required to become a registered nurse and obtain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on graduation.

We offer a range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate modular-based courses and research degrees within a stimulating and contemporary environment, utilising modern study environments and the latest IT and clinical skills facilities.

We have service level agreements with a range of service provider organisations across the North West of England. The School works collaboratively with local FE colleges, statutory and independent healthcare providers, voluntary sector and charitable organisations.

The School aims to:

  • Provide potential employers with skilled and knowledgeable graduates and professionals who are solution-focused and evidence based practitioners
  • Facilitate access to nursing education through widening participation
  • Enable our graduates to contribute to the reduction of health inequalities and improvement of health outcomes for individuals, groups and communities
  • Develop positive, collaborative relationships with all business partners and wider communities which promote multi-professional team working and partnership
  • Undertake research which adds to the current body of knowledge and advances practice
  • Ensure that all teaching and learning is research-informed and contemporary
  • Engage in health care innovation and knowledge transfer activities

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We provide a range of knowledge transfer activities in response to the needs of our partner health and social care organisations through bespoke training, workshops, consultancy, service evaluations, funded projects, contract research and international conferences.

The School has also had seven nationally-funded knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs), three of which are complete and four which are progressing well. These KTPs have involved collaborative work with Primary Care and Community NHS Trusts, voluntary sector and charitable organisations and commercial companies over a five-year period.

The School has been successful in being awarded two North West Development Agency innovation vouchers to work with commercial companies. The successful achievement of the KTPs culminated in being shortlisted for the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards in 2010.