Community nurses deliver care in a wide variety of settings, including GPs' practices, schools and care homes. They also do outreach work, offering personalised care to vulnerable people.
To find out more about what community and primary care nursing involves, visit the Queen's Nursing Institute website.
No, we pay for an initial set of uniforms. However, if you require extra items you will need to pay for these yourself.
A character suitability declaration and enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a requirement for all people who will be working with vulnerable adults, including nurses. Nursing students must pay for and complete the DBS check before starting the course.
An Occupational Health check is also required for all nursing students. The costs of this will be covered by the University.
You will be required to share your medical history with the University's Occupational Health provider, including your immunisation history. Please note, nursing students are not able to decline immunisations if these are deemed to be required by the Occupational Health department. Satisfactory Occupational Health clearance is a condition of enrollment for all nursing programmes.
While you cannot choose where your placement will be, we will try to take into account factors such as journey times and other preferences where possible. We have partnerships with a wide range of hospitals and clinics across London, including Queen Mary, just across the road from the University, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, and the Royal Star and Garter Homes. You can see a full list of current partnerships on the BSc Adult Nursing course page.
No, you can start your training and become a nurse at any age.
Yes! From September 2020 the government has announced it will be providing additional funding support to healthcare students. All new and existing students will receive:
- A non-repayable payment of £5,000 to eligible students each academic year
- Additional payments worth up to a total of £3,000 per academic year for students in specialisms or regions struggling to recruit or to help students cover childcare costs
Find out more here.
As a result, some students may be eligible for as much as £8,000 a year.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries available to all our students, including nurses. For more information, see our Finance pages.
Graduates from our nursing degrees will be able to work as registered nurses in the UK. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration from the UK is recognised in many other countries worldwide, making it an extremely portable qualification. See the NMC website for further details.
Please note, our Nursing programmes are not eligible courses for US students using Title 1V funding / US Federal loans.
- The Health Careers website has info about nursing careers including resources to help you learn more about the different kinds of nursing career.
- You can also find info about becoming a nurse on the NMC website
- The Royal College of Nursing has further information about beginning your training
- You can also check out this video by the RCN and this one by the NHS.