Two student nurses looking at patient on bed

Nursing at Coventry University

At Coventry University Group we have an excellent reputation for the quality of the education provided to trainee and qualified nurses. Currently ranked as the number one university in the Midlands for Nursing and Midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2021, our graduate nurses are highly sought after by employers, with several courses having a 100% employment rate in recent years.

Why study Nursing with us?

We produce nurses who are not only excellent clinical practitioners but who also understand the importance of care, compassion and communication. These values run through all our courses, and our staff have a wealth of experience and can demonstrate how those values make a positive impact on patients' lives.

As we take a 'whole patient journey' approach you will develop an understanding of how your role fits in to the team of healthcare professionals who work alongside nurses throughout the patient's journey to recovery, including paramedics, doctors, health care assistants and radiographers.

Learning through exploration

The 'learning through exploration' approach at Coventry University takes a hands-on approach to learning. In addition to using the mock wards, operating theatre and ICU, we also use a range of problem solving and scenario-based learning to embed your understanding. In this video you will see how our nursing students interact with one of a number of 'patients' they will meet several times throughout their course, as the 'patient's' medical history develops. This evolving scenario-based learning helps you to develop patient-centred care and important skills in supporting patients with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and needs.

Coventry University is ranked the number one university in the Midlands for Nursing and Midwifery

The Guardian University Guide 2021

Top of the range facilities

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Alison Gingell Building

Our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features mock hospital wards, an operating theatre, critical care settings and other real-life nursing environments.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Woman giving birth in a birthing pool

Midwifery suite

Our midwifery suite is equipped with delivery facilities including water birth options. Student midwives also use manikins to simulate routine and emergency care to mothers and babies.

The thing that most attracted me to Coventry was that it was ranked an extremely good university for nursing and is attached to a teaching university hospital with good prospects. I like that we have labs where we practise our skills and can use meti-man to pretend that we are responding to a real patient. All of the tutors have been really good and approachable and always welcome us to email them if we have any queries or if we are struggling on any aspect of our course, we know where to go to for advice and support.

Katherine Hughes, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
student nurse Katie Hughes working on a model baby

Routes into nursing

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Whatever your background or previous experience we have a route which will enable you to take your place on the frontline of healthcare as an inspirational nurse, either in Coventry or across the globe. And once you’ve graduated we’re here for you to provide continuing professional development and higher level study to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest developments in nursing.

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Payment for Nursing students

All UK students on nursing degrees qualify for a non-repayable £5,000 a year payment from the UK Government.

I’ve done it, you can do it too – Faustina’s story

Mature student Faustina Nahu changed career to become a nurse when her children were older, choosing Coventry University because of its reputation for nursing and excellent facilities. Watch her story here.

Discover where and how you can study

You don't have to study a Coventry University nursing degree at our Coventry campus. In fact you can study at one of our CU campuses located in Coventry, London and Scarborough. Wherever you choose to study you'll graduate with a Coventry University.

Whatever your ambitions for your career in nursing you can specialise in a number of areas including Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing or Children and Young People’s Nursing. There is also flexibility in how you study, with blended learning options enabling you to study most of the course online at times when convenient to you, or face-to-face at one of our sites.

You can begin your career in nursing at a number of levels, if you have limited qualifications you can take a foundation year or access course. If you have A levels or equivalent you can apply for a 2 year Foundation degree to qualify as a Nursing Associate or a 3 year undergraduate Nursing degree. If you already have a degree and some care experience you can qualify in 2 years by taking a pre-registration master’s degree either face-to-face or via blended learning

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