Return to study and gain the skills and knowledge required to be successful on a nursing degree.
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.
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.
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
Our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features mock hospital wards, an operating theatre, critical care settings and other real-life nursing environments.
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.
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.
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.
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.