Our Chesterfield site is a Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care and our nursing courses are ranked 14th in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Hi-tech teaching facilities, an established reputation for educating nurses, and a University recognised for Gold-standard teaching (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) combine to provide you with the best possible start to your career in health and social care.

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

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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 Open Day

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

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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)

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.

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Book your Chesterfield Open Day

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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