The University of Plymouth Exeter School of Nursing

The University of Plymouth is opening an additional new school of nursing in Exeter, delivering the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) programme. 

The University is welcoming applications for September 2017 for the new school, based in the city of Exeter, which is well served by public transport links and is easily accessible by car.

The University of Plymouth has a long history in educating health professionals, having run a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) accredited adult nursing programme for more than 20 years. The new school in Exeter will deliver the same high-quality curriculum as taught at both Plymouth and Truro by the University.

The additional school in Exeter will enable more students to access the same high-quality teaching much closer to home and our placement partners in the local trusts are very keen to recruit local student nurses for their Band 5 staff nurse posts when they qualify. Educating more students locally will be of great benefit to those trusts in future years and, of course, to the students themselves - currently 98 per cent of our graduating cohort find work within six months of graduation, at an NHS Band 5 (present salary band: £21,909 - £28,462) in the majority of cases. 

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) 

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

Learn more about the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) course, 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 Plymouth University, 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-books to all students on the programme, worth £138
  • 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.

Professor Trish Livsey, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Plymouth, explains how the new school will benefit people based in the region as well as those travelling from further afield.

"The University of Plymouth is proud of its longstanding, successful history of nursing education, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council,” she said. “Working in partnership with healthcare providers over the past 20 years, the University has helped to develop a workforce of health professionals across the region and beyond.

“Our Exeter school builds on this success and will give even more students access to our first rate teaching, as well as providing those students local to Exeter with the added advantage of reduced travelling times. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students to our Exeter School of Nursing in September.”

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

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University to open new school of nursing in Exeter

Professor Bridie Kent, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, explains how the new school will benefit people based in the region as well as those travelling from further afield.