BSc (Hons) Nursing - Adult

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Take the first step towards a career in nursing with our NMC-validated Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) degree course.

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Nursing: a career that begins with care

Our student nurses share their experiences and tips for applying to study nursing at ARU.

Study with us in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough – and be a part of our supportive adult nursing community.

As part of your course, you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself in placements and build up the knowledge and skills to deliver patient care.

Our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, so you’ll be eligible to apply for registration once you graduate and kick start your career as a registered adult nurse.

Student nurses can take advantage of nursing training grants worth at least £5,000 per year.

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Course options

Please note if your application is received after 1 December 2021 for our January 2022 intake, we may not be able to consider your application for the January start. If we are unable to consider your application for January, you'll be automatically considered for September 2022 (subject to you meeting the entry requirements for that intake).

Key facts

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Fees and paying for university

Facilities and accreditation

Nursing skills labs

As part of your nursing studies with ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • purpose-built simulated hospital wards offering the very best in experiential learning
  • registered, practising tutors and lecturers who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques and give you the support you need to succeed
  • a new training grant for student nurses worth at least £5,000 a year.


Nursing & Midwifery Council

Our degree course is validated by the NMC and you’ll be linked to one of our eight NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements.

Nurse Education Provider of the Year

We’re proud to have been shortlisted for Nurse Education Provider of the Year in both 2019 and 2020.


Nursing really is a job for life. As an adult nurse, you’ll make a difference to many people’s lives, including your own.

As a registered nurse you’ll have the choice of a wide range of roles. You may choose to become a community professional and work in patients’ homes, clinic, GP surgeries or nursing homes. Or you may want to work as a nursing specialist or consultant within a hospital. Or you could take your education further still, conduct research or go into healthcare management.

Our adult nursing course is approved by the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), meaning you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with them when you graduate. We work with employers to make sure you gain the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through your placements.

99% of our graduates were employed six months after completing their degree, with many getting job offers from their placement areas.


"If you ask me now why I continue to adore my degree as I approach its completion, it is because of the wide variety of opportunities there is for me out there."


BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing student

Careers in nursing: a job for life

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. We're here Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5pm, and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

Taster Days

If you want to know more about Nursing at ARU, we're offering virtual Taster Days. Meet our lecturers and current students, explore the role of the nurse, find out more about our nursing courses and placements, and pick up tips for your application and interview.

Find out more about our Taster Days


You’ll spend 50% of your learning time out on placement. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in assessing, treating and communicating with patients.

Your guide to placements


If your application to study nursing at ARU is successful, we'll invite you to an interview day in Cambridge or Chelmsford. Here’s how to get prepared.

Your nursing interview