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.
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 BA Adult Nursing course page.
No, you can start your training and become a nurse at any age.
Yes! We offer a scholarship for Nursing students who have at least 112 tariff points (equivalent to ABB at A level). Additionally, the NHS offers help with expenses such as travel and childcare costs.
From September 2020, all new and existing students will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year, with up to £3,000 further funding available for eligible students, including for:
- specialist disciplines, including mental health
- an additional childcare allowance, on top of the £1,000 already on offer
As a result, some students may be eligible for as much as £8,000 a year. Further details will be published by the government in early 2020.
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.
- 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.