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Nursing at Solent

Make a difference and have a rewarding career helping others in the NHS and private settings across primary and secondary care.

Nurses are key to delivering healthcare in the UK, and you can be part of a world-class leading health service.

At Solent, our students in adult nursing practice and mental health nursing are set up to have excellent career prospects – being taught by our lecturing team who have specialist teaching and clinical experience. Our courses are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), ensuring you have the best start to working in a clinical practice setting, while access to our state-of-the-art simulation nursing ward offers the opportunity to practise acute patient care in a clinical environment.

Adult nursing practice students study clinical skills training, nursing assessment and care planning, inter-agency and inter-professional working, evidence-based practice and public health initiatives.

Mental health nursing students analyse and critique modern mental health approaches and treatment modalities, including the medical model, psychotherapeutic approaches, anthropological understanding of health beliefs, public health approaches and the social determinants of health, among other ideas and concepts.

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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

Change lives and become a confident and caring nurse with our NMC-accredited Adult Nursing Practice degree. Working with partner NHS Trusts, gain the skills for a fulfilling and successful career.

Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeship

Healthcare assistant practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team, and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality...

MSc General Practice (Nursing and Allied Health Professionals)

This course aims to consolidate the skills of health care professionals to become an enhanced primary care practitioner and to obtain NMC accreditation as an Independent and Supplementary prescriber.

Health Play Specialist Apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship course helps you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to practice as a health play specialist, supporting infants, children and young people through their healthcare journey.

History Taking and Physical Assessment

In response to demand from NHS and Health Education England, this course provides skills for health care professionals to accurately obtain a clinical history in a consultation.

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

In response to demand from NHS and Health Education England, this standalone course is designed to educate more prescribers to attend to the demands of the population.

PGCert Independent Prescribing Practice

This course provides skills for health care professionals to become NMC accredited as an Independent and Supplementary prescriber.

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

If you want to help others in critical need, you can have a rewarding and fulfilling nursing career in mental health. Learn essential clinical skills on this NMC accredited degree.

Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) Apprenticeship

The nursing associate apprenticeship has been developed to create a new role in health and social care. These highly trained individuals will deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care.

BSc (Hons) Registered Nurse (NMC 2018) Degree Apprenticeship - Mental Health

Gain the knowledge, expertise and the clinical experience to become a skilled, thoughtful, and authentic mental health nurse who is confident you are making a positive difference to people lives and the wider communities you work within.


Nursing students can expect facilities to be prepared for a clinical environment.

This includes a simulated nursing ward, bathroom and kitchen that reflect acute patient care, as well as a community facility that includes a waiting room, GP consultation room, treatment room and care home room.

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