Most nursing degrees last for four years in the UK and students will cover a wide variety of different aspects of the profession during this time. Compulsory courses in life sciences will take place; whilst placements in various community and medical centres will enable students to gain firsthand experience of the profession.
Learn more about the five best nursing universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2019) below and if you want to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in London or Manchester today.
Top Five UK Universities for Nursing
1. King’s College London
The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at King's College London was the world’s first school of nursing, and is ranked as the number one faculty for nursing in the UK and second in the world.
There are four departments in Child & Family Health; Midwifery; Adult Nursing; Mental Health Nursing, and the school is at the forefront of health services, policy and evaluation research.
2. University of Manchester
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester utilises a range of innovative teaching and learning methods to offer outstanding support for academic studies, in placements or personal situation.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework, Manchester was rated first in the UK for research in the category of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing ad Pharmacy.
3. University of Southampton
The three-year BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Southampton provides an even share of theory and practice, across a host of hospital and community based placements, supplemented through an interactive skills lab and patient simulator.
Students have the choice of single or dual registration programmes in all nursing fields and the opportunity to plan their own nursing development experience in either the UK or overseas.
4. University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh offer a four year Bachelor of Nursing with Honours with registration as a Nurse (Adult branch) and, as one of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (1956), Edinburgh has a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses. Several postgraduate degree programmes from taught MSc/Diplomas to PhD are also available.
5. University of Nottingham
The BSc (Hons) Nursing at the University of Nottingham offers Adult, Child and Mental Health specialisations, whilst the two year postgraduate MSc Graduate Entry Nursing degree is perfect for students who already have a degree and are looking to start a career in nursing. The School of Health Sciences at Nottingham has a global reputation for excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer.