The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University each run a 3-year degree programme for adult nursing. In addition the University of Leeds runs a nurse apprentice and trainee nurse associate programme.
All programmes are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). They include a number of experiences which students must undertake successfully to become a ‘Registered Nurse’ (RN). Students must have gained experience working with patients in older adult, medical, surgical and primary care areas.
For each of the programmes, clinical experience is part of the structure, with 1-5 days in practice each week at different times of the year. This allows for integration with academic work and continued contact with the Universities, but also for more sustained periods in practice to gain and consolidate skills.
Students will receive a wide variety of placement experience such as, hospital, community and private, independent and voluntary organisations. Each programme handbook contains the relevant placement information.
Please see the Specialist Circuit page to be considered for a placement in a specialist placement area.