Nursing and Midwifery

Nurses and midwives are an integral part of health care services, playing key roles in the health of patients, families and local communities. They are both people-focused professions requiring a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery (OSNM) is a partnership combining research-driven education and clinical practice with the opportunity to be involved in high quality healthcare research. The partnership comprises Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

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Choosing the right course

We offer degree courses at different levels, as well as a variety of CPD courses.

CourseAward and durationCourse focus
Foundation
Nursing Associate ApprenticeshipFdSc 28 monthsThis apprenticeship broadens available routes into the healthcare profession, by developing your skills, knowledge and experience.
Undergraduate
Nursing (Adult)BSc (Hons) 3 yearsAdult nursing focuses on caring for people in a variety of settings, meeting their mental and physical health needs across their lifespan.
Nursing (Children’s)BSc (Hons) 3 yearsChildren's (or paediatric) nursing is a challenging but rewarding career. With empathy, sensitivity and excellent communication skills you are bound to succeed.
Nursing (Mental Health)BSc (Hons) 3 yearsMental health nursing focuses on helping people with diverse mental health needs by working with individuals, their families and carers. 
MidwiferyBSc (Hons) 3 yearsMidwives care for women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
Postgraduate
Nursing (Mental Health) Pre-RegistrationMSc 3 yearsThis degree leads to registration at a Master’s level for students with a first degree. Mental health nursing focuses on helping people with diverse mental health needs by working with individuals, their families and carers. 
Midwifery Pre-RegistrationMSc 3 yearsThis degree leads to registration at a Master's level for students with a non-nursing first degree. Midwives care for women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
Second registration
District NursingPGDip 1 yearThe course prepares you for the changing face of community nursing and prepares you for a leadership role.
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing)PGDip 1 yearThis course enables you to develop your practice as a specialist public health nurse.
Doctorate
Professional Doctorate in NursingDNurs 5-7 years part timeA part-time doctoral programme aimed at nurses who wish to remain in practice, develop research skills and knowledge with a peer group.
Professional Doctorate in MidwiferyDMid 5 years part timeA part-time doctoral programme aimed at midwives who wish to remain in their current role while developing research skills and knowledge.

Student experience

First day on placement with Nursing students

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