University of Plymouth Truro School of Nursing - The Knowledge Spa

The Knowledge Spa is the Cornwall campus for student nurses in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, and students in the Peninsula School of Dentistry.

Based in Truro on the site of the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, it provides modern, high-quality facilities to ensure excellent delivery of health education and training. Purpose-built clinical skills laboratories, including home and ward settings, allow students to put their learning into practice in the most realistic surroundings possible, and the open access library provides well-equipped space for teaching and research.

The Knowledge Spa is also home to the Truro Campus of the University of Exeter Medical School, as well the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Departments for Learning and Development.

The city of Truro provides rail and bus links across the country and is only ten miles from Newquay International Airport, where there are regular flights to UK and European cities. Newquay is also at the heart of the international surfing community with several famous beaches.

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) 

“The BSc (Hons) Nursing course with the University of Plymouth really prepares you for life as a qualified nurse...it ingrained the importance of being the best that you can be and has emphasised the diversity of nursing as a profession.”

Learn more about the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health) course (full time or part time), including:

  • Course details
  • Entry requirements
  • Fees, costs and funding
  • How to apply.

Complimentary educational resources

To help, financially, with your transition into life as a student of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Plymouth, the University provides the following:

  • we bear the cost for Occupational Health clearance and for Disclosure and Barring Service checks, which are a condition of any offer of a place on the programme. This potentially saves applicants in the region of £195–£245 (circa £45 for DBS checks, and £150–£200 for Occupational Health) although in some cases the costs can be much higher
  • we supply e-learning resources to all students on the programme
  • we supply three tunics and three pairs of trousers, for use in the clinical environment, worth circa £60
  • the ‘Medincle’ medical spellchecker software is provided free of charge
  • books from the Skills for Health Training Package are provided for each student.

Student journeys at The Knowledge Spa

Joy O’Gorman – BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health)

The Knowledge Spa campus is purpose built and dedicated to medical training, so the whole vibe is inspiring for me as a student nurse.
Discover Joy’s journey

Emma Abbs – BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health)

Studying at the Truro School of Nursing enables me to pursue my goals whilst still being able to bring up my family in an area that I love.
Learn more about Emma

Aixa Cooper - BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult Health)

"I have learned and developed a wide range of nursing techniques right from the very beginning of the course, together with communication skills and academic knowledge. The academic side of the degree has taught me to be a critical thinker, and overall the course has helped me develop my organizational skills."

"The Truro School of Nursing allows you to become a nurse in Cornwall while feeling part of the bigger community in Plymouth, it’s the best of both worlds."

Zoe Young – BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) graduate

The exciting range of community and acute placements I had as a nursing student has given me the confidence to truly embrace nursing in different environments and has also shown me that I have developed the skills I need to really make a difference.

Zoe gives advice to people wanting to get into nursing and tells us how studying at Plymouth has helped to shape her career.

Learn more about Zoe Young