New degree course to help fill nursing skills gap

17 Mar 2020 11:35
Published by: Daniel Almond

A NEW University of Bolton degree course to help address a UK-wide shortage of nurses will be launched at the end of next month.

The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree will be offered by the University of Bolton in an innovative partnership with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford College.

The students will be taught by University of Bolton staff at the University's Satellite Centre for Nursing at Bradford College and the course will begin on April 27.

The course has been requested by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust because of the shortage of local nurses.

A new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built ‘Simulation Suite', which contains adult and paediatric mannequins which allow for interactive clinical simulation scenarios, has been designed and developed by the University of Bolton in partnership with Bradford College.

The suite also has a community area, a primary care setting, paediatric area and a resuscitation area to enable simulated student learning within a variety of different care settings.

The new degree course will involve students spending half of their time in practice on various placements and half studying theory at Bradford College.
To apply, contact the University of Bolton directly (, or visit the UCAS website:


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