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Nursing and Midwifery

Excellent facilities

Learn and practice procedures in a safe environment with our brilliant Lecturers

Work placements

Opportunities to learn in leading NHS Trusts

NMC accredited courses

Gain professionally recognised qualifications that can take you anywhere

Our courses in adult and children’s nursing, mental health nursing and midwifery will give you a professional edge in the healthcare sector. 

Fuel your passion for healthcare with a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and leave with a professional qualification. You'll be supported in our clinical skills labs and simulation suite with the best possible learning facilities, in our dedicated learning spaces in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. 

You'll be supported all the way through your course by personal tutors, field/course leads for your chosen subject area and mentors in clinical practice, along with student guidance advisors and study skills support. Peer mentoring from fellow students is also available. 

You'll gain experience in a variety of settings including hospital and community, within our partner trusts and independent providers. 

Nursing and Paramedic simulation day

Nursing and Paramedic simulation day

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Nursing and Paramedic students get a unique chance to collaborate as the Ashley 2 Clinical Skills Lab becomes A&E for a day.

Courses

Undergraduate

Midwifery Practice BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time

Nursing Practice (Adult) BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time

Nursing Practice (Child) BSc (Hons)

Study options
Full-time

Postgraduate

Taught courses

Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Study options
Part-time

Human Factors for Patient Safety MSc/ PgCert

Study options
Part-time, blended learning
Part-time, distance learning

Professional and post-registration

View Professional and post-registration courses

Facilities

Clinical Training Facilities

Our labs provide the environment for you to learn fundamental skills associated with emergency pre-hospital care. This includes: advanced patient assessment techniques, airway management, obtaining intramuscular, intravenous and intraosseous access, advanced life-support skills.

Clinical Simulation Suite

These state-of-the-art labs allow a number of clinical procedures to be simulated on mannequins, enabling students to reach a level of confidence and proficiency before carrying out procedures on real patients.

Nursing Skills Lab

You'll experience a range of real-life activities such as life support, venepuncture, birth management, obstetric emergencies, cannulation and drug administration.

Work experience and careers

Work experience

Whichever health course you choose to study at Staffordshire University, you will have the opportunity to work in a great range of diverse clinical practice learning placements, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

Whatever your specialism, you'll get to practice in a caring, compassionate and competent manner and you'll enter the job market with a clear edge over the competition. 

Highly-skilled and experienced mentors will play a pivotal role in supporting you in practice, as well as guiding you through assessment. They'll plan and co-ordinate your learning experience, balancing the amount of direct supervision you require against independent learning. Wherever you live we'll advise and support you in your travel arrangements. 

Our students fully engage in diverse and dynamic placement environments which enable them to be totally equipped to work in any healthcare environment.

Placement opportunities

Our NHS settings include: 

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) 
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust 
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust  
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust 
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust 
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital 
Nursing at Staffordshire University

Nursing at Staffordshire University

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Discover how a Nursing degree can connect you to a rewarding career in healthcare.

Careers

95% of our graduates enter into degree-related employment within 6 months of finishing their course.  

UK trained nurses can work all over the world and their skills are always in demand. You'll be able to choose from a variety of organisational settings from giving care in large hospitals to people's own homes. 

Employment opportunities 

  • National Health Service 
  • Private Practices 
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council 
  • Public organisations 
  • Private organisations 

Our students

My elective placement was a fantastic opportunity and I’m honoured to be able to share my experience. The enthusiasm, support and encouragement from the staff at Staffordshire University was extremely positive.

Katie Arman

Nursing Practice (Child) student

I have been lucky enough to work with the community midwives, on the birthing unit, on delivery suite, also on maternity and medical wards. The variety of placements have given me a range of skills and knowledge which have helped me develop as a midwife.

Annrose Boakye

Midwifery student

It's been nice to have a range of placements. We go to Telford, Shrewsbury and Stoke so we get to see different Trusts and how they work.

Jedaine Angus

Nursing Practice (Child)

Everybody that I know within my cohort has received not only one job offer, but a few of them have received several job offers – and it's all thanks to the training we've received and the variety of placements that we've had. It's opened your eyes to areas that you didn't think you'd experience or that you'd be interested in.

Katrina Riches

Nursing Practice (Adult)

Our staff

Helen Ashwood

Interim Course Director

Helen is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register and a Senior HEA Fellow. She teaches on modules including Clinical Skills, Competent Adult Nurse and Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviour.

Helen's profile

Susan Jackson

Senior Lecturer

I have worked in the clinical nursing and midwifery field since 1980 and currently maintain a small clinical practice within the contraception and sexual health arena.

Susan's profile

Our graduates

Rachel Stokes

Graduated 2014

Rachel’s midwifery studies took her to Tanzania where she delivered care at Amana Hospital, which sees on average a challenging 80-100 births each day.

Rachel's story

Amy Basford

Graduated 2013

Ill health in childhood sparked an interest in nursing for graduate Amy, who is now an award winning nurse specialising in infection prevention and control.

Amy's story

Dr Marie Lewis

Graduated 1999

After gaining her PhD, Marie is now a Consultant Midwife, leading the development of educational resources, and training, in evidence-based care across the UK.

Dr's story
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