Published: 22 April 2022

5 reasons to study nursing at Surrey

Our nursing courses are ranked 5th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022 and 4th in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Discover how you'll develop your skills and knowledge as a nursing student at Surrey. 

2. We're immersive

Our facilities have recently undergone a multi-million-pound investment, giving you access to the latest industry equipment including our Clinical Simulation Centre, consisting of two large wards, an operating theatre, a community flat and an ambulance bay. Here you’ll get to practise real scenarios using lifelike mannequins and actors as patients, fitting cannulas, checking for heart murmurs, monitoring breathing and much more. 

As one of our students, you’ll also get exclusive access to our independent clinical learning room. The room is set up each week with the necessary equipment required to practise the techniques you’ll be learning.

3. We put theory into practice 

Our nursing courses are 50% theory and 50% practice. You’ll spend half of your training in clinical placements, allowing you to practise the skills you’ll learn in the classroom out in the real world, under the supervision of qualified practitioners. Your placements will take place across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, exposing you to a wide variety of scenarios and patients. 

Previous students have undertaken their placements in the NHS, with private healthcare organisations, and with charities. These have been across several settings, including medical and surgical environments, high dependency wards, older people’s services, and out in the community. 

4. You'll learn from practitioners

We have a clinical-led focus to our teaching, ensuring everything you learn is up-to-date and relevant to an NHS care setting. Our lecturers have a range of clinical expertise, and many are active researchers, investigating topics such as cancer, dementia, ethics and compassionate practice. 

You’ll also be taught by a multidisciplinary team of guest lecturers, made up of local doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers.

5. We're focused on your future 

Our nursing courses are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), giving you the academic requirements needed to register to work as a nurse once you’ve graduated. 100% of our nursing studies graduates go on to full-time employment or further study*, and our graduates can be found working for NHS trusts across the UK. 

Visit the NHS Careers website for further information about the different opportunities and specialisms within nursing. 

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