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 11th 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.

“Whatever your potential you have the possibility to achieve it”

“I would encourage anyone to consider studying Nursing at the University of Derby. You have the opportunity of a personal tutor; if you have academic or personal issues you can always talk to them and they are willing to listen to you. The class sizes are good and you have the opportunity to mix with a range of other students. Whatever your potential, you have the possibility to achieve it if you come to the University of Derby.”

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: