Becoming a Nurse

Becoming a Nurse

Wednesday 25th February 2015, 1pm – 3pm

This was an event to promote fair access to university.

This event was for high achieving Year 12 and mature students from groups under-represented in higher education and seriously considering a career as a nurse; the attendees had to live, work or study in West Yorkshire or be registered with Reach for Excellence or Realising Opportunities to be eligible.

Becoming a Nurse was an information session. Through a set of talks from current nursing students, lecturers and others associated with the  programmes, it explored three fields of nursing available to study if you wish to pursue a career in nursing, namely, Adult, Child and Mental Health.

This information session included advice and encouragement to help you fulfil your career ambitions if you hope to become a nurse.

  • The talks were designed to promote a realistic understanding of nurse education and practice, the healthcare team and patient care.
  • The session helped attendees identify the most appropriate field of nursing to their interests, and dispel myths about each profession.
  • There was an overview of the admissions processes for the School of Healthcare including advice about work experience, personal statements and selection methods.
  • Attendees were also introduced to evidence-based practice contributing to the future of nursing and patient-centred care.

Following the event, here are some links to further information that you might find useful:

Nursing web resources

School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Nursing (adult) Undergraduate Brochure

Nursing (child) Undergraduate Brochure

Nursing (mental health) Undergraduate Brochure

School of Healthcare admissions policy

Careers in Nursing

Careers in Health Visiting

Educational Engagement home.