• Career focused

    We confidently prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in nursing. We have high employability rates after graduation

  • Accredited by NMC

    Our courses allow you to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register so that you can practise as a nurse in your field of expertise

  • Placements

    Gain first-hand experience of working within a variety of city and community settings

Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), our courses deliver the high standard of education and training you need to prepare for a successful career in nursing. We collaborate with local NHS Trusts and Partnerships to offer quality work placements, ensuring our students benefit from 100% employability rates after graduation.

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Why study Nursing at the University of Cumbria?

Upon graduating from this course, you will be fully qualified to join the NMC Register. Due to the relentless demand for nurses in the UK, your qualification will open many doors for employment, and you will be able to practice as a nurse for adult care anywhere in the country. Our post-registration courses also offer nurses who are looking to progress with their career the chance to continue learning while earning.

By offering career focussed nursing courses, we:


A choice of courses to meet your individual needs

We offer courses across all four fields of nursing, including pre-registration and postgraduate nursing: 

Pre-registration Nursing

Postgraduate Nursing

These courses provide graduates from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to transfer their skills to become a registered adult or mental health nurse. Build on your undergraduate experience and become a fully qualified nurse in two years.

Gain the skills and practical experience you need for a successful career in nursing. Contact us today and become part of providing better health and care for those in need.

Values Based Recruitment

As the largest provider of health professionals in Cumbria and North Lancashire, our team of expert lecturers adhere to the Value Based Recruitment approach (VBR) outlined in the NHS constitution. This helps the organisation to recruit staff that fit with their values while increasing the employability of our graduates.

Find out more about VBR

Nursing news and events

University of Cumbria student nurse makes a difference by advocating for patients

Posted: 3 Aug 2022

Discover how current University of Cumbria Nursing student, Josh Gilroy, is making a difference whilst training for his BA (Hons) in Adult Nursing, from playing a part in life-saving diagnoses to representing Cumbria within the Royal College of Nursing.

Guide to finance for student parents

Posted: 11 May 2022

Studying while being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. With more commitments than students who don’t have children, you need to make sure that you make things as simple for yourself as possible. This includes having all the financial support in place which you are entitled to.

How to write a great application for a masters in nursing

Posted: 25 Mar 2022

Write an excellent personal statement to support your masters in nursing application for University.

What skills and qualifications do you need to be a nurse?

Posted: 24 Mar 2022

Discover the character traits, skills and qualifications nurses need to start their career and succeed in their professional practice.

5 ways you’ll be prepared for your future career with our Health and Social Care Integrated Foundation Year

Posted: 29 Apr 2021

If you're interested in getting into a career in Health and Social Care then our integrated foundation year route can provide the stepping stone you need to get into higher education and reach your goals. Read below to find out 5 ways our course will prepare you for your ideal future Health or Social Care career.

Nursing Placement Locations

  1. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  2. North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  3. North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  4. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  5. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  6. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  7. Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  8. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  9. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Student Testimonials

Nichola Cranston

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

"My personal tutor and other university staff have been very helpful and as a care leaver, I feel I have received excellent support right from the beginning of my course"


Being a nurse!

you will never be bored.
you will always be frustrated.

you will be surrounded by challenges.
so much to do and so little time.
you will carry immense responsibility
and very little authority.
you will step into people's lives
and you will make a difference.
some will bless you.
some will curse you.
you will see people at their worst...
and at their best.
you will never cease to be amazed
at people's capacity for
love, courage, and endurance.
you will see life begin...and end.
you will experience resounding triumphs
and devastating failures.
you will cry a lot.
you will laugh a lot.
you will know what it is to be human
and to be humane.


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