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Adult nursing degree programme

Nursing is a 3 year full-time course that prepares you for caring for people of all ages with a variety of health and social care needs, in their home, in community settings and in hospital.

The course is provided on-Island by a team of nursing lecturers with a range of clinical, academic and research expertise.

Course overview

The programme is full-time over 3 years and equates to 4,600 hours. 50% of these hours are theory based and 50% are in clinical practice. Theory modules centre around common themes:

  • anatomy, physiology and pharmacology
  • health and wellbeing
  • practice learning
  • skills acquisition
  • professionalism and leadership

During clinical practice, you work day, night, weekday and weekend shifts. You can experience placements in the following settings:

  • medicine
  • surgery
  • specialist care
  • emergency care
  • elderly care
  • community care

Work placements

You may also have the opportunity to plan a clinical placement of your choice, even off-Island. In the past, students have organised placements in Jersey, for example, with the Paramedic team and also in hospitals in Manchester, London and even Sri Lanka.


Assessments are varied and may include:

  • essay
  • presentations
  • multiple-choice papers
  • clinical examinations
  • written examinations and projects

Practice is assessed by qualified practitioners, known as supervisors and assessors, in a clinical learning environment.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements are set by the partnering University, however, the typical entry requirements for nursing courses are:

​Standard or qualification
​Points / grade
​Typical entry
​112 UCAS points
​GCE A Level
​112 points. Typical offer BCC, BBC
​BTEC Extended Diploma, DMM
BTEC Diploma, D*D*
​Irish / Scottish Highers
​grades BBBB
​International baccalaureate
​26 points
OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma, D*D*

Most Universities accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels. The Welsh Baccalaureate and General Studies A Levels are also recognised.

If academic credits are European or International, you can get advice from National Rehabilitation Information Centre, who will verify your qualifications. NVQ Level 3 does not meet the entry requirements for a nursing degree.

You are also assessed for fitness to practice and need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) police check.

Residential status

Before starting the degree programme, you need to be either:

  • resident in Jersey for 5 years
  • living in Jersey on a licence

 This is in line with requirements set by student finance for financial support.

Pay and costs

There is no cost for the Adult Nursing Degree Programme in Jersey. You're not paid a wage whilst training. 

On successful completion of the course, you receive a baccalaureate nursing degree from the partnering University and are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult Field).

How to apply

To apply for the on-Island adult nursing degree or for any questions about studying nursing in Jersey, you can email the Pre-Registration Team or call +44 (0) 1534 442740

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