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University of Bolton Nursing, Welcome to the placement and mentor support page for the BSc Nursing (Adult) programme. This page is intended to serve as collection of resources for the Mentors and Placement areas that are supporting students currently on our Pre-Registration Nursing programmes. If you are unable to find what you are looking for or have other queries about the support of our students, please get in touch with a member of the programme team below.

Trish houghtonProgramme Lead – BSc Nursing (Adult)

Tel: 01204 903756

The links below will provide you with a selection of key documents relating to the BSc Nursing programme overall but more specifically to the provision of practice placement support. The programme handbook gives and over view of the BSc programme and its requirements whilst the Mentor Handbook and Practice Placement Handbook are valuable resources for mentors and educational leads within practice. There is also a copy the Practice Assessment Document (PAD) for each year of the programme. Students should have these with them at all times and Mentors are encouraged to review the student development prior to their current placement in order to tailor their current placement to their needs.

Pre reg nurse


Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult) Sept 15

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult) Bolton Feb 16

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult) CMFT Feb 16

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult) Lancs Feb 16

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult)

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) 2016-17 Lancs

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) 2016 – 17 Bolton

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Feb 17 intake Bolton

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Feb 17 intake CMFT

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Feb 17 intake Lancs

Programme Handbook BSc (Hons) Jan 18 intake UHSM

University of Bolton Year 1 PAD

University of Bolton Year 2 PAD

University of Bolton Year 3 PAD

Skills Log


The University of Bolton is also fully subscribed to the NHS placement charter and a copy of this is provided below for reference.   We also have a common reporting process for all issues or concerns relating to the progress of our students within the practice placement area.  This process should be followed in instances where students or staff members may have concerns regarding the progress, conduct or facilitation of students in the placement area.  This is summarised on the flow chart below.  In situations where there may be concerns of a professional nature, you may be referred to the Universities process for raising causes of concern which can be accessed on the link below.


Communication Flowchart

Professional Values

BSc (Hons)/PgDip Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

On these courses the University works with a number of organisations including:

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Ashton, Leigh & Wigan locality)
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (This includes the divisions of; Bury Community Services, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Community Healthcare and Oldham Community Health Services)
  • Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust (Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

You need to a current first level registration with the NMC and have a minimum of 12 months post registration experience.

Open Evenings

Our next open evening will be held on:

Thursday 9 March

To book your place, please click here.

Visit our course finder to discover more about these courses:

Specialist Community Health Care Nursing (District Nursing)

  • BSc (Hons) full-time
  • PgDip full-time