University of Brighton School of Nursing

University of Brighton School of Nursing

As a nurse you will work closely with people and their families as part of a versatile team that includes doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

In this job no two days are the same. To succeed, you need to be adaptable and committed, with a solid knowledge base and strong sense of compassion.

To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you will spend 50% of your year on placements with local NHS Trusts in a variety of healthcare settings and simulate nursing situations in our state of the art Clinical Skills and Simulation Suites.

We support you to become caring and compassionate graduates who deliver skilled, evidence-based care in partnership with patients, clients, families, and communities. These qualities are underpinned by the common values of the NHS constitution where patients come first in everything the NHS does and include respect and dignity, compassion and working together for patients.

Our graduates’ employment prospects are excellent, with 96% of our most recent graduates in work or further study six months after completing the course (source: National Student Survey, Unistats).

Nurses are in demand all over the world and we recognise that some of our students want to experience nursing abroad. We offer overseas placements from two to four weeks, or an immersive three-month international stay.

You can start this course in September or February.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course and should be used as a general guide. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer we may make, if your application is successful.

BBB, must include a science or social science subject at grade B.

DDM in a health or science subject.

International Baccalaureate
30 points.

Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

  • with Access course – maths and English.
  • with A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least five GCSEs including maths, English and science.

A wide range of other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, eg. Open University K101.

For all nursing courses leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nurse, you must demonstrate the following:

  • completion of 10 years general education
  • successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments during the interview process
  • evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
  • evidence of commitment to the profession
  • passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
  • ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
  • ability to follow a shift pattern that could cover any part of a 24-hour 7-day cycle.

Foundation degree
Our Health and Social Care Practice foundation degree offers two ways to qualify for this course. Successful completion of year 1 enables you to apply for entry to year 1, and completing the course with 120 credits at level 5 may enable students to start in year 2.

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644