UK Nursing Courses

Introduction to Nursing

If you are considering coming to the UK to work as a nurse, it is necessary for you to complete the Overseas Nursing Programme, which allows you to register to work in the NHS or private sector health services.

International students normally undertake the ONP as part of a university International Nursing degree which also provides the opportunity to register with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). During such a 1 year full time course, which can be at undergraduate or postgraduate level, International students will have the option to embark on the ONP. This involves a 400 hour supervised practice placement.

Careers in Nursing

During your studies in Nursing you will specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Child
  • Adult 
  • Mental health 
  • Learning disability

You will need to choose carefully as this will influence your future career options in the initial stages, but you will have the opportunity to branch out to other areas of nursing in the future.

Nursing Entry Requirements

Being able to communicate well with patients and colleagues is an essential attribute for being a good nurse. Thus, you will need to provide proof of your English language abilities. You will also need to be capable of academic study at a university level, be numerate and have the right kind of personality to work under pressure.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 30 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 7.0 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
IELTS Preparation Classes

If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of beginning a Nursing degree, sign up for our IELTS classes at SI-UK Qatar.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Nursing University Rankings

To learn more about the best Nursing courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Nursing and Midwifery universities in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:

  1. University of Edinburgh
  2. Swansea University
  3. University of Glasgow
  4. Queen Margaret University
  5. University of Liverpool
  6. University of Essex
  7. Coventry University
  8. University of Huddersfield
  9. Liverpool John Moores University
  10. Keele University

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