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Nursing undergraduate courses

At Brunel you have the option to specialise in either adult, child or mental health nursing, while qualified nurses can pursue pathways in health visiting, occupational health or school nursing.​ Our programmes offer an equal balance of theory and practice, with 50% of your course spent on clinical placements. Our high student satisfaction ranking of 2nd in London and 10th in UK for nursing (NSS 2023) demonstrates the quality of our degrees.

Become a proactive, creative and dynamic practitioner in this challenging yet rewarding field

Brunel is renowned for clinical excellence and is home to many other health courses. Your nursing degree will develop you into an innovative practitioner in the promotion of health, and the prevention of ill health, for individuals, groups and communities. ​You’ll gain the latest skills and knowledge to start or take your career further in healthcare.

A shared learning experience

Nursing at Brunel is taught and supported by an experienced and dynamic team of nurse educators. Your course capitalises on the expertise of your lecturers and your peers. You’ll have the opportunity to share ideas and learning experiences to foster best practice discussions. You’ll work individually and together with your peers to develop innovative best practices for the sector.

Accredited degrees

On successful completion of your nursing degree, you’ll be eligible for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. With your degree, this enables you to practise as a registered nurse in the UK.

Brilliant clinical facilities

Nursing at Brunel is based in our state-of-the-art Mary Seacole building, where you’ll learn the skills of nursing within our designated simulation suite. This incorporates our new Blended Learning Interactive Simulation suite (BLISs) and clinical skills laboratories. You’ll use mannequin simulators to develop your essential skills, such as recording a patient’s temperature, pulse and respiratory rate, medicine management and suctioning a patient, safe in the knowledge that you can practise new skills without any risks. 

Balanced learning: 50% theory, 50% practical

You’ll learn through an equal balance of theory and practice, gaining your professional experience in a variety of healthcare settings, where you’ll work closely with other healthcare professionals, service users and their families. ​

On our adult, mental health and children’s nursing degrees, you’ll gain at least of 2,300 hours of placements in areas such as hospital wards, communities and Emergency Units. There’s also the possibility to choose your own elective placements, so you can start building a career in your preferred area as soon as you graduate.

Half of our specialist community public health nursing programme is dedicated to supervised practice placements. So as a qualified nurse or midwife, you can continue to build your understanding, while gaining practical experience in the areas of health visiting, occupational health nursing or school nursing.

Strong industry connections to find your placement

Our London location is ideal for access to a wide variety of placements, so you’ll graduate with exceptional clinical placement experiences on your CV. When it comes to finding your placement, our award-winning placement team are on hand to provide you with specialist support and guidance. We have great links with the local NHS and Community Trusts, as well as with organisations employing occupational health nurses. 

Setting you up for a rewarding career

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the country. As a qualified nurse you'll be entering a highly respected profession with excellent employment prospects. Once you've completed your degree, you’ll be eligible to register with NMC, granting you a license to practise as a registered nurse in the UK. Graduating from our specialist community public health nursing programme means you’ll improve your opportunities of progressing into a leadership or management role within your chosen field. 100% of students on our specialist community public health nursing degree secure work in their specialist field every year.


#IamBrunel: stories from our Nursing students

Brunel nursing student on her graduation day
Brunel nursing student on her graduation day

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