The Heart of Healthcare

Nursing professionals play a vital role in the provision of healthcare. They plan and provide specialist care to a variety of patients and their conditions in a range of areas including hospitals, home, or community settings. They also work closely with doctors and other medical professionals to administer medical treatments within their scope to ensure optimum patient comfort and provide reassurance to their patients' families.

Nursing at Lincoln offers three distinct nursing programmes specialising in adult, child, and mental health. Each of these courses are professionally accredited, enabling students to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). All of the programmes aim to prepare students to become fit for practice in accordance with the NMC's Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education and to be eligible to register as a qualified nurse and work in an NHS clinical setting. Explore this page to find out more about these courses.

Adult Nursing

As qualified medical professionals, adult nurses make a real difference to people's lives as they plan and deliver effective care to adults experiencing a range of medical conditions and illnesses. They provide a key role in helping adult patients and their families understand information about their diagnoses, treatment, and health more generally. Adult nurses are also able to undertake different types of clinical procedures as well as respond to each patient’s physical, clinical, and emotional needs.

Nursing (Registered Nurse - Adult) BSc (Hons) at Lincoln can provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to support the complex care needs of adults of all ages, the core principles behind professional and expert care, and how to apply your knowledge of the field across a diverse range of healthcare settings.


Adult nursing students in a mock ward setting

Child Nursing

Child nurses deliver medical care and administer treatments for children and young people who are sick, injured, or disabled. They provide comfort and reassurance to their patients and family members or carers in order to help them through challenging circumstances.

Lincoln’s Nursing (Registered Nurse - Child) BSc (Hons) course explores a wide range of healthcare needs of children and young people across a variety of environments. From providing care to a newborn, to treating adolescent patients, this course is designed to help you learn how to deliver suitable treatment plans and also how to properly support the family of sick children.

Nurse administering medication to a child

A mental health nurse student in a mock clinical setting

Mental Health Nursing

Mental health nurses look after people who are experiencing a wide range of challenges, from anxiety and depression, to personality and eating disorders. They help to improve the overall wellbeing of their patients by assessing their medical needs and ongoing care, as well as administering therapeutic treatments. 

If you would like to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to promote mental health in a range of healthcare settings, our Nursing (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) BSc (Hons) degree can help you build a solid foundation for taking care of people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to help patients choose healthy behaviours that support more fulfilling lives, as well as recognise and treat associated symptoms of a variety of mental health disorders.


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