School of Nursing and Midwifery
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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I started my career in the NHS in 2004 as a medical laboratory assistant. After spending a further 12 years as a support worker in an Emergency Department, and also graduating from the Open University with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I was seconded to become a part of a pilot cohort for a brand new and innovative nursing role in 2017.
I completed the two year Foundation Degree (Science) and graduated with distinction at the University of Bolton in 2019, joining the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a Nursing Associate.
During my time as a student at the University of Bolton, I won the awards for outstanding student representative, student of the year award in 2018 and I was also shortlisted as a finalist for the Student Nursing Times Award as trainee nursing associate of the year.
I soon realised I not only had a passion for nursing, but also helping students reach their goals and this inspired me to pursue a career in nursing education. I wanted to use my acute experience, adopting skills and knowledge acquired through studying Psychology and my professional registration to make a difference to the community I live in.
After spending the first 6 months embedding the Nursing Associate in a fantastic community district nursing team, I started my new career as a lecturer on the trainee nursing associate programme, back at the University of Bolton.
I have completed a CPD module in Preparation for Education and Training and will be starting the final module of Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Professional Practice in September 2020.