Change lives, including yours. Study to become a nurse at Worcester and move seamlessly into a rewarding career in the NHS.


Nursing is a varied and fulfilling career, with a huge number of job opportunities across the West Midlands. When you choose to study nursing you’ll also receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year towards living costs, which you won’t need to pay back.

At Worcester, we’ll teach you the theory of nursing while developing your clinical skills in our specialist facilities, which simulate the ward environment. You’ll be immersed into different clinical scenarios, learning in a safe, supportive setting.

The typical route into nursing is a three-year degree programme. You can choose to study our Nursing BSc degree in three different fields of practice: Adult, Children’s or Mental Health. Other routes into nursing are explored further down this page.

Start in March or September


The Government recently awarded us an additional allocation of nurse training places which means you can now start an Adult Nursing course is March or September 2021.  For Children's and Mental Health Nursing you can start in September 2021.


Why Worcester?

At Worcester, we have an excellent employability record, with many student nurses being offered jobs on placement, and most with a job lined up before graduating. Which is one reason why we’ve been shortlisted six times for ‘Nursing Education Provider of the Year’ (Student Nursing Times).

We’re a campus-based university with plenty of student parking and on-site accommodation. This means you can safely and conveniently access our world class facilities.

Worcester itself is a beautiful, safe, university city within easy reach of Birmingham. It’s the perfect place to study for your future career.

Other routes into nursing

Depending on your qualifications and experiences you may want to consider alternative routes to become a nurse. Nursing Associate FdSc and Health and Social Care FdSc are both foundation level qualifications in their own right, they also offer flexible progression opportunities onto our BSc (Hons) registered nurse programme.

Another option is our Healthcare Foundation Year which will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed on your journey towards a successful career in healthcare. We also offer a Return to Nursing Practice course for nurses whose registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has lapsed.