Nurse Degree – What is involved?

The nursing degree courses are usually 50% practical and 50% theory. In addition to the course work, the university will arrange a placement at a local hospital, other clinical institution or nursing environment. The final qualification gained following a degree course is academically higher than that of a diploma but a diploma can be “topped up” to a degree later in your nursing training.

Nurse Degree – What is involved?

Following the first year of the Common Foundation Programme you will specialise in your second year in an area such as one of the following: Adult Health, Children's Health, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing. A degree can be tiring to focus on as it is four years of uninterrupted educational training, however the support and social side of life at a university or college can also be rewarding.