Nursing is an excellent career to consider for those who are interested in medicine, but don’t want to put in the years required to become a physician. You are able to care for patients, earn a great living, and make a difference in the world!
If your goal is to obtain a degree in nursing, here are the best UK universities to attend this year:
1. Glasgow University
Located in Scotland, Glasgow University is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. It has high entry standards, but that translates into a high student satisfaction rate, as well as solid graduate prospects- roughly 94% of nurse graduates find work very quickly. Tuition for the nursing program costs GBP 1,820 per year.
2. Surrey University
The University of Surrey excels in the field of medicine, along with engineering, science, and business. Its entry standards are a little more lenient, but roughly 99% of nursing graduates walk away from the university with employment. Tuition for undergraduate nursing students is fully funded by the NHS.
3. Birmingham University
4. Liverpool University
This public research university is one of the most renowned in the UK, thanks to its reputation for pioneering and innovation. It has produced nine Nobel Prize winners, and is a part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Tuition for nursing students is covered by the NHS.
5. East Anglia University
East Anglia has one of the highest ratings for student satisfaction in the country, and roughly 98% of students graduating from the university nursing programmes walk away with a job. Tuition for nursing students falls under the NHS’ scholarship, so there is no cost.
6. Edinburgh University
Founded in 1582, this is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university is ranked 17 in the world’s overall rankings, and ranked 4 in the UK for research power. 92% of nursing students graduating from Edinburgh find employment within six months. Tuition for EU/UK students is GBP 1,820 per academic year.
7. Sheffield University
Located in the city of Sheffield, this university is considered one of the top teaching and research universities in the UK- ranked 12 in the UK overall. It is ranked 1 in student experience, accommodation, and university facilities. Tuition for nursing programs is covered by the Department of Health.
8. Leeds University
With roughly 33,500 students, Leeds has the eight-highest enrollees of any UK university. It receives the second-highest number of applications in the UK, with only the University of Manchester receiving more. 98% of nurses graduating from the programme find employment within six months. The NHS pays all tuition fees for nursing students.
9. King's College London
Located in the city of London, King’s College is the third-oldest university in England, and home to the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. It is ranked 16 in the world and 5 in the UK in overall education. Graduate prospects for nurses hover around 99%. Tuition for nurses is covered by the NHS.
10. Cardiff University
This Welsh university is one of the largest universities in the country, and has earned the 123 ranking in the entire world. Student satisfaction is high, entry requirements are fairly low, and 99% of nurse graduates walk away with a job prospect. The NHS fully covers the cost of nursing and midwifery tuition.
Wow! That’s a lot of universities with fully funded nursing programs! Talk about a good career to take up in the UK. As if you needed more reasons to consider nursing…
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