Open Day visitors will be able to preview Nursing courses with Spring start date

Published: 22 January 2009 at 10:12

Focus on nursing courses with many other subjects also on show

Anglia Ruskin University is hoping to attract people from all over the East of England to its Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses for a day of discussions and activities, which will help to reveal the many higher education opportunities available to them.

The forthcoming Open Day on Saturday 7 February will allow potential students to find out more about undergraduate study at Rivermead campus, Chelmsford.

A range of nursing courses with a Spring entry date will be featured at the forthcoming event including Adult Nursing (BSc Hons or DipHE) and Learning Disability Nursing (BSc Hons or DipHE) courses.

Adult nurses are primarily concerned with nursing sick and injured adults back to health in both hospital and community settings. An essential part of the role of an adult nurse is the promotion of health through education, the prevention of disease and the care, sustenance and rehabilitation of adults undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic regimes.

Within the hospital setting, adult nurses work in the surgical departments, operating departments, medical departments and in the intensive or high dependency care areas. They also play a central role in caring for patients following trauma or sudden illness, in the emergency medical services area of the hospital.

Learning Disability Nursing focuses on providing care for people with learning disabilities. It is a challenging yet very rewarding profession and a field that requires its practitioners to commit to the optimum professional standards.

Both courses start on 1 April 2009. Visitors who attend the Open Day will be able to book their place at one of the interview days which will take place during February and March.

The Faculties involved in the Open Day include Arts Law and Social Sciences, Science & Technology, the Ashcroft International Business School, Education and Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Other exhibitors involved in the Anglia Ruskin University Open Day event will include the Students’ Union, Sports Department, Community Development Office, University Chaplaincy, Employer Mentoring Scheme which matches second year students with employees from local organisations. 

Anglia Ruskin University Open Days generally attract 800-1000 prospective students to the campus plus members of their family and friends. There are four Open Days staged during the year. Each one is a key recruitment day for the University.

Those interested in attending one of the Open Days can pre-register online at or call 0845 271 3333 for more details on which courses are offered on which campus.