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. 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:

Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy Member

The University of Derby has become the very first Higher Education Institution to join the Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy as a member. 

The Foundation’s principal focus is on improving health, clinical outcomes and patient experience, through building nursing and midwifery leadership capacity and capability. Our Nursing and Midwifery students will therefore have the opportunity to contribute to policy consultations, gain opportunities for elective placements, and enjoy access to leadership programmes including Nightingale Frontline, a peer group coaching service.

Student nurses in the immersive suite

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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Undergraduate Open Days

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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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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Fast Track to Clearing

If you're still looking for a place at university, have changed your mind about what and where you want to study, or are worried about your grades, register now to beat the results day rush.

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Make it Real
at Derby

We want you to realise your vision for your future. The University of Derby is a place where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

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