Nursing Undergraduate Courses

Our excellent facilities, hands-on learning techniques and impressive employment rates will give you a great start towards a rewarding career in nursing.

Our nursing courses are ranked 14th in The Guardian University Guide 2019. Becoming a nurse is quite literally life-changing.

You’ll gain the skills to provide exceptional levels of care via our first-class facilities, practise these skills through placements in hospitals and community settings across the region, and gain a full understanding of both the demands and rewards of delivering high-quality nursing care.

Our exceptional employment record shows that our nursing graduates are in high demand. Choose to study with us and take your first step into a rewarding career, where you will be able to make a positive impact every day.

Find out about the best route for you into this exciting career with our Routes into Nursing.

“All of the lecturers are really supportive and friendly”

"The lecturers were approachable and encouraged me to push myself. They gave me important feedback that enabled me to progress further,  they also visit placements to offer support and guidance which is really useful." 

For information on placements, please see course pages or contact below:

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult): Alwyn Young - a.r.young@derby.ac.uk
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health): Tracie Collett - t.collett@derby.ac.uk

What our Nursing graduates do

BSc (Hons) Nursing graduates are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as either an adult or mental health nurse.

If you choose our FdSc Professional Development (Health and Social Care) / Higher Apprenticeship (Assistant Practitioner) you’ll develop your skills to support you in your career progression within health and social care.

In addition, our extensive continuing professional development short courses and modules are available to qualified health care professionals.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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How you can get a head start in your nursing career

Professor Stephen Wordsworth, Head of School, Nursing and Professional Practice, explains why a March start could make all the difference to your nursing career.

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Live Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

Join our Live Virtual Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 13 March from 10am – 2pm and find out all you need to know about studying at the University of Derby.

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Virtual Open Day

Delve deeper into the course with our Virtual Open Day, packed with subject and course information to help you make your choice, including tours of facilities, 360° views of award-winning accommodation plus advice and insight from students and academics.

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