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A nurse taking a teenager

A career in nursing is a journey full of opportunity. 

From hospital wards to community teams you can choose to get experience in diverse services, specialise in a particular area, move on to leadership roles or get involved in education and research. We are looking for students passionate about leading the way to improve the patient’s experience and ready to uphold the values of nursing. If that sounds like you, we would love to be your university of choice.

We have September intakes in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough for adult nursing and in Cambridge and Chelmsford for child and mental health nursing. Find out more information in the below tabs. 

Adult nursing

The course

With a nationally aging population, and key health targets around heart disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke, and cancer, the care coordinated and delivered by adult nurses is key to improving the health of the nation. 

Our Adult Nursing course here at ARU will offer you the chance to study relevant subjects to gain the competencies and values required of this essential healthcare profession. With 50% of our course delivered on placements, you’ll get the opportunity to practice in a range of clinical areas within acute hospitals and community settings. 

Visit our Adult Nursing course page for full details

Employability

With the highest employment rate in the region, over 95% of our Faculty’s graduates find full-time employment in their chosen field or go on to further study within six months. This not only speaks volumes about the quality of our courses but also the passion of our students.

It's a really enjoyable course - hard work but worth every minute. Caring for people makes a real difference and it makes me feel like I've done something good, every day.

Stephanie, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

Find out what it's like to study Adult Nursing from our student bloggers

Child nursing

The course

From a sick newborn to an adolescent road accident victim, you’ll encounter various situations around the nursing care of children throughout your time on our course.  You’ll face challenges like any children’s nurse but we’ll support you to enhance your understanding within family care to tackle them.

Alongside this, 50% of our course is delivered on placements. You’ll get the opportunity to practice in areas such as hospitals, day care centres, child health clinics and in the child's home.

Visit our Child Nursing course page for full details

Employability

With the highest employment rate in the region, over 95% of our Faculty’s graduates find full-time employment in their chosen field or go on to further study within six months. This not only speaks volumes about the quality of our courses but also the passion of our students.

I would definitely recommend the course to anyone considering a career in nursing. The support is amazing, and you are well briefed for any academic work.

Tracy, BSc (Hons) Child (Nursing)

Find out what it's like to study this course from our student bloggers

Mental health nursing

The course

By choosing to study with us, you’ll explore one of the most complex and demanding areas of nursing.

You’ll work with people experiencing a variety of mental health issues, so it’s necessary for you to be committed to values-based practice and working towards recovery and achieving their goals and aspirations.

Our course is equally balanced between theory and practice, with you not only being educated within a university setting but also while on placement. From inpatient areas to specialist community based teams, you’ll discover mental health issues across the lifespan from children and adolescents to adults and older people.

Visit our Mental Health Nursing course page for full details

Employability

With the highest employment rate in the region, over 95% of our Faculty’s graduates find full-time employment in their chosen field or go on to further study within six months. This not only speaks volumes about the quality of our courses but also the passion of our students.

I would definitely recommend this course to others. It is a life changing experience. It is personally rewarding on many levels. As well as learning academically, I have learned so much about people, and about myself.

Ian, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Find out what it's like to study Mental Health Nursing from our student bloggers