Payment for Nursing students
All UK students on the campus-based nursing degrees qualify for a non-repayable £5,000 a year payment from the UK Government.
Most students qualify to become a nurse through an undergraduate degree, combining university-based lectures, tutorials and practical skills development with placements in NHS trusts. Placements are an important part of your education, enabling you to put the skills and learning you have obtained at university into practice under the supervision of experienced staff.
In addition to clinical skills you will develop your communication, teamwork and understand the values-based approach to nursing, enabling you to become an empathetic, compassionate and caring nurse.
You will be able to make use of our Virtual Simulated Placements (VSPs) which use software accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or even via virtual reality headset to give you access to virtual patients, situations and environments, such as hospital wards and simulated patients’ homes.
Amy Poole MacDonald, who is in the second year of her Children and Young People’s Nursing BSc degree, has just finished the course’s first four-week VSP that featured a week-long community nursing profile, moved onto virtual simulated case studies and finished with a week on clinical skills.
The former healthcare assistant has also been able to visit the wards at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) and assist qualified nurses.
We had a virtual case study on wound care, a little boy had a deep cut to his foot. We then had to follow the guidance as to how to repair it.
You could look at the guidance, research and ask questions of yourself, the staff and students. That scenario was helpful because when I was in A&E we had two different wounds needing two different approaches. It definitely made me feel like I knew what to do.