Working with patients can be challenging and complex. We help you develop the necessary personal and professional qualities of a good nurse. As well as learning about policy and procedure, you will develop important attributes such as empathy and compassion. Additionally you’ll learn how to cope with challenging situations and will leave the course feeling confident in a clinical setting.
Nurses require excellent communication. As part of the practical element of the course you will work with other health professionals to manage patients and attend to their specific needs. The mix of contact hours and work placements means when you finish the course you’ll have all the necessary skills to deliver a high standard of care.
We understand that it’s important for you to gain practical experience and the positive impact it will have on your study. From year one you will develop skills in a clinical environment and be supported by a range of professionals. Working in this environment reminds and motivates you that you will be making a positive difference to the life of others once you are qualified.
You will benefit from our annual one day inter-professional conference, focused on safeguarding.
You will be part of a strong community of nurses who all believe in the goal of providing excellent care. The experiences you have are important to help you develop as an adult nurse and will help you learn how to make complex decisions.
At Bucks, we have a range of partnerships within the local community, particularly with NHS trusts. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of institutions and face different challenges.
We value the relationships between professionals and public health users. We’ll make sure by the end of the course you share our vision of the improving the access to high quality services within the NHS and local communities.
Although typically most registered nurses will work within hospitals there are other opportunities such as working within prisons or the mental health service. Within nursing there are many opportunities in related clinical, educational and management roles. As you gain experience as a nurse you will be offered opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility and leadership.
After completing your Postgraduate Diploma you will be eligible to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. At this point you also have the option to extend your qualification to an MSc by completing a dissertation to understand how research can shape practice.