Our Chesterfield site is a Centre of Excellence for Health and our nursing courses are ranked in the top 20 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. 

Top20in the UK for Nursing courses**The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

The University of Derby at Chesterfield offers high-tech teaching facilities and an established reputation for educating nurses, combine to provide you with the best possible start to your career in health. 99% of our graduates are in professional occupations 15 months after graduating (The Guardian University Guide 2022).

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Our strong relationship with the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides mutual benefits. Our students can gain experience and collaborate with Trust colleagues in developing excellent care and in turn we have an established reputation for producing high-calibre graduates, ready to take up roles in the local workforce.

Our renovated Grade II listed building, St Helena, provides some of the best teaching facilities in the UK for nursing courses. These include:

By studying at the University of Derby at Chesterfield students get a unique experience as they get to experience a smaller campus feel but they can still access the wider University of Derby, for example, the sports facilities and the wider range of clubs and societies.

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Chesterfield students showing open day visitors around the nursing facilities.

Chesterfield Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at The University of Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the campus, tour our first-class facilities and meet our academic team.

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Courses available to study at Chesterfield

Nursing students in immersive suite
Student nurses study in ward facility
Academic monitoring students in ward facility

"I chose Chesterfield due to the friendly and supportive environment. The staff are so approachable and take time to sit with you, whether that’s for a cup of tea or to help with our work. It provides a lovely feeling of belonging together. I instantly fell in love with the friendly environment and would never look back!" Vicky Bradley, BSc Nursing (Adult)

Adult Nursing graduate, Claire Brown

Claire Brown: starting over

Deciding when the time is right to study as a mature student is a hugely personal decision. Having raised and supported a family, Clearing provided Claire Brown with the most immediate path towards a career in Adult Nursing.

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Chesterfield's heritage

With its historic past as the heart of industrial England, Chesterfield is still a hub of commercial and industrial activity. Find out more about Chesterfield's heritage.

A view from the foot of Chesterfields St Helena Grade II listed and renovated building. The brown brick building with multiple angles and windows is partly shadowed by the sun.  Layered beyond a bright blue sky from a summers day.

Chesterfield Virtual Tour

Explore our Virtual Tour - take a look around the facilities and hear from our current students to find out what studying at Chesterfield is really like.

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