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Course overview

The adult nursing field cares for people over the age of 18 who are ill, recovering from illness or accident, or adapting to life-changing disabilities and long-term conditions. You will learn how to assess the needs of the patient through acute and long-term illness, promote health and wellbeing, communicate effectively with professional colleagues, and provide sensitive support for the patient and their families.

Adult Nursing Open Days

Take a look inside your future campus at our upcoming Open Days at our Wirral and Leighton Hospital Sites.

Book an Open Day at our Wirral Site on Saturday 1st September or our Leighton Hospital Site on Wednesday 19th September.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Health and Social Care.

Full-time - BN (Hons)
  • Warrington Campus
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
  • Marriss House (Birkenhead)
  • Leighton Site (Crewe)
3 Years

Why Study Adult Nursing with us?

This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of patients and carers, students and Adult Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Adult Nurses, able to meet current and future healthcare demands.

The course is delivered by experienced Adult Nurses with teaching and research expertise as well as experience in a wide range of clinical areas, including district nursing, health visiting, surgery and intensive care, and teaching and research expertise. The team work closely with local acute and community providers to ensure that the course remains contemporary.

Warrington Campus

Warrington Campus

The Warrington Campus provides a close-knit community, innovative courses, and a strong focus on employability and transferable skills.

The campus has a range of specialist training, academic and leisure facilities across its 30-acre site. It is home to the North West Media Centre, the Warrington School of Management, dedicated police training facilities and practical nursing workspace.

With the Department of Sport and Community Engagement on site you can enjoy superb sports facilities for academic, recreational and competitive use such as an astro-turf pitch, fitness suite, running track and sports hall which hosts a variety of fitness classes. We’re also the training base for local Rugby League team Warrington Wolves.

Outside of the classroom, open-access computer labs and the £2.3million learning resource centre and library are available for all students.

On-site catering options include a Starbucks outlet, the Terrace Café Bar and our Garden Dining Rooms. After hours you can relax in the Students’ Union bar and club Twenty10.

Following £12million of investment the Warrington Campus combines the best of long-established university traditions with modern developments.

Visit our News page to get the latest updates from Warrington Campus.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Riverside’s café and coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

Marriss House

Marriss House (Birkenhead)

Based in Birkenhead, Marriss House will provide the space and technology to equip student nurses to practice clinical skills ahead of a range of hospital and community based practice experiences.

The facilities within this new Health and Social Care learning environment include:

  • A fully-equipped skills laboratory resembling a hi-tech hospital ward
  • Virtual reality equipment
  • Classrooms of various sizes, as well as smaller rooms for group work
  • A dedicated Health and Social Care library.

Leighton Site (Crewe)

As a student you would be based in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, located within the hospital site of Leighton, putting you right at the heart of this busy and rewarding profession. Faculty staff are based here to specifically support you throughout your programme of education. We also have a dedicated library on site, as well as classrooms, a lecture theatre, clinical skills lab and student common room.

For more information about what it’s like being a student at our Leighton Hospital site, watch our video.

Book Your Open Day

Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.

Health and Social Care Admissions

Health and Social Care

Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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