Students on this accredited course are supported to become caring and compassionate professionals, developing the skills and experience they need to begin their nursing career. Students spend 50% of each year on placements with local NHS trusts and private and voluntary organisations, and simulate real-life nursing situations in the university's Clinical Skills and Simulation Suites. This enables them to gain real-world experience and confidently put theory into practice before they graduate. Students also have the opportunity to experience nursing abroad with the option of two-week overseas placements or immersive three-month international stays. On successful completion students are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).