07/04/2021

Categories: Nursing and Midwifery, Undergradute

5 Facts about Nursing That You Never Knew

There’s never been a more important time to be a nurse, but there’s so much we don’t know about our saviours. Here are 5 fun facts about nurses that may surprise you.

Are you a student of nursing or midwifery? The global pandemic has put a lot of strain on this field of medicine. But the students at the University of Bolton stand together, and stand strong.

Whether you’re new to nursing or looking for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) nursing courses, it’s important to celebrate what you do. Getting conversations started is step one, and this will highlight the need to nurture and support people in this profession.

Knowledge is everything. And the more people know about nurses, the better. Here are some interesting facts about nursing to share with the world and get people talking.

 

1. Nurses make up over half of all medical students!

Becoming a nurse is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have within the medical world, and there’s a great student community for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Across the NHS, there are around 330,000 nurses and midwives (compared to around 150,000 doctors). And this year, there has been a record number of students applying for nursing courses due to the impact of COVID-19.

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2. Despite this, staff shortages are a serious problem

Although nursing has always been a popular profession, it has been reported that NHS shortages left the UK more vulnerable to COVID. So there’s never been a better time to begin a career in nursing.

The pandemic also highlights the importance of upskilling the workforce, making the University of Bolton’s Advanced Professional Development courses vital to improving health services and overall public health.

3. Nursing students used to be 100% male 

The first ever nursing school was established in India all the way back in 250 BC. Despite today’s global nursing workforce being largely made up of women, this wasn’t the case when nursing began.

Only men were allowed to study nursing in those days. This was due to a belief that men were more “pure” than women, meaning only males could practice nursing.

In the NHS, almost 90% of nurses are female according to the latest data.

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4. They are some of the most trusted professionals

Together with scientists and doctors, nurses are among the most trusted people in the UK, and across the world.

Nurses score +67 in a recent YouGov survey, compared to police officers who scored +38, builders who scored +41, truck drivers who scored +19, and call centre workers who scored -6.

5. Nurses often forget about self-care

It’s no secret that nurses can forget to look after their health and wellbeing. This is because their jobs can take up so much of their energy.

In fact, many nurses experience stress, which can eventually lead to burnout. Not only does this impact on their mental and physical health, but it can cause problems with workplace engagement.

That’s why Continuing Professional Development nursing training is key in ensuring nurses have the tools and support they need to grow and gain fulfilment in their careers.

At the University of Bolton, we offer CPD nursing courses to take your career to the next level. You’ll also benefit from our thriving Postgraduate community, giving you access to networking and all the professional support you need.

Our AdvDip(CPD) Clinical Examination programme is an example of how we can help nurses hone their practice. And as we rank No.1 in the UK for Satisfaction with Teaching in Nursing and Midwifery*, there’s nowhere better to begin your journey in upskilling.

To find out more, visit the course page.

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FdSc Nursing Associate
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

FndCert Fast-track to Higher Education (Nursing)
Full-time
Mode of study
9 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
26 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Community Health Care Nursing (top-up)
Part-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Community Public Health Nursing (top-up)
Part-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) HE6 top-up
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) HE6 top-up
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) with Integrated Nurse Prescribing
Part-time
Mode of study
104 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

PgDip Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) with Integrated Nurse Prescribing
Part-time
Mode of study
104 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

PD Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
Part-time
Mode of study
6 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

Cert(CPD) Care of the Frail Adult (HE5)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Bereavement and Loss HE6
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Care of the Frail Adult (HE6)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Pre-registration)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Bolton NHS Foundation Trust]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Bradford Satellite Nursing Centre]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Petroc College Satellite Nursing Centre]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) [Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adults) [Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children) [Bolton NHS Foundation Trust]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children) [Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust]
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) with Integrated Nurse Prescribing
Full-time
Mode of study
52 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing - Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing- Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (Mental Health)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (Degree Apprenticeship)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

PgDip Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) with Integrated Nurse Prescribing
Full-time
Mode of study
52 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

PD Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing - Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
Part-time
Mode of study
56 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing- Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (Mental Health)
Part-time
Mode of study
56 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

FndCert Fast-track to Higher Education (Nursing)
Part-time
Mode of study
18 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE6)
Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (HE6)
Part-time
Mode of study
26 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (HE6)
Part-time
Mode of study
26 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists (HE6)
Part-time
Mode of study
26 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Bereavement and Loss (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Care of the Frail Adult (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
14 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Multidisciplinary End of Life Care (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
15 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Care Professionals (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
26 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives (HE7)
Part-time
Mode of study
26 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
Part-time
Mode of study
56 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

FdSc Nursing Associate (Higher Apprenticeship Route)
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

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