Aspiring Nurses

Take the first step towards a new profession by getting NHS-supported experience, in partnership with the Bee a Greater Manchester Nurse campaign.

Key Information
  • You can do this – whatever your degree discipline, get direction and support to convert to an amazing career in nursing  
  • Relevant study – develop the skills needed to make an application for postgraduate study
  • Boost your networks – get access to Admissions Tutors for courses designed for those of you who want to change careers 
  • Apply your learning – through an exclusive NHS-supported placement, gain experience in hospital and community settings 
  • Commitment – Friday 29 May and Friday 19 June, and either Mondays and Tuesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1 and 16 June (all between 10am and 3pm)

Come along to our Aspiring drop-in session 12-1.45pm on Wednesday 18 March, Spanish Steps in the Brooks Building to find out more about this activity and get support from academic staff. Sign up now.

Detailed Information

You can become a Greater Manchester Nurse – whatever your degree discipline. Whether you are a biologist, chemist, artist or sociologist –  you have something to offer and the Greater Manchester Nursing workforce wants you.

In partnership with the Bee a Greater Manchester Nurse campaign, this Third Term activity will support you in progressing to a career in nursing, by giving you the experience and skills to make an effective postgraduate application. Manchester Met has set up two conversion Masters courses (in Adult Nursing, and Mental Health Nursing) designed for those of you who want to change careers.

Within the offer, you will:

  • Hear from trained nurses about the profession, and learn more about how students from a range of disciplines can access a conversion course
  • Access training in befriending and social support in care settings, and develop a range of transferable and directly relevant skills.
  • Take these skills into an arranged placement, gaining experience in hospital and community care settings within Greater Manchester
Group Information

During the application process, you will be asked if you have a preference in group allocation. There is no difference between the groups other than the days that sessions run (all between the 1st and 19th June, and all between 10am and 3pm)

  • Group A: Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Group B: Wednesdays and Thursdays

In addition, all students will need to attend on-campus events on Friday 29th May and Friday 19th June (10am to 3pm)

Additional Information

In order to be eligible for this programme, you must meet the entry requirements of the University’s M.Sc. Nursing Programmes, including GCSE C/4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science. If you don’t hold a GCSE in Mathematics, you might consider the opportunity to gain an equivalency qualification through the Maths Accelerator Third Term activity. 

All students accepted to complete this activity will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check, fully funded by the University.