Fields of Nursing
When you apply for your nursing course, you will need to choose one from up to four areas of nursing (depending on the course you have chosen) in which to specialise. Select a branch below to find out more about learning in practice within that branch of nursing and the career opportunities once you've qualified.
The four fields of nursing:
Caring for people is not easy and although you gain a lot of knowledge in a teaching environment, it's only by working in practice, with real patients and other healthcare professionals, that you begin to develop the skills and experience of a competent nurse.
During your nursing course, you'll split your time equally between theoretical study and practice placement, experiencing all stages of the patient journey. This holistic approach will give you a wide perspective and demonstrate some of the challenges that both patients and healthcare professionals face at various stages.
During your placement you’ll benefit from the continuous support of a dedicated mentor and practice learning teams made up of lecturers and practitioners. In recent evaluations, students have rated the level and quality of support as exceptional.