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Nursing, Health and Care

At University Centre Somerset, we are dedicated to shaping the future of nursing education. Since the launch of our Level 5 Nursing Associate pilot in 2017, we have successfully trained over 100 Nursing Associates who have gone on to register with the esteemed Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). These graduates are now making a significant impact by providing much-needed patient care throughout Somerset.

Our partnership with the NHS and Primary Care employers has been instrumental in our success. Together, our vision is to build on the accomplishments of the Nursing Associate pilot and expand nursing education across Somerset. We are thrilled to announce that we have received approval from the NMC to offer nursing degree pathways, including a full-time study programme route and an Apprenticeship route.

To this end, we are delighted to have been approved by the NMC to deliver nursing degree pathways; a full-time study programme route, and an Apprenticeship route.

While degree routes are typically available for application through UCAS, applications for the degree Apprenticeship routes will be opened as and when vacancies are advertised. To stay informed about the latest vacancies and courses, please complete the enquiry form. 

If you are considering a rewarding career in nursing but currently lack the necessary qualifications, we invite you to apply for our one-year Access to HE Diploma. This comprehensive course is specifically designed to equip learners with the essential skills required for university-level study and serves as a seamless pathway to the degree programs offered at University Centre Somerset.

With the exception of our online Nursing Access to HE Diploma, all nursing courses are delivered at our Taunton campus. There, trainee nurses will have the opportunity to learn in impressive new facilities, including our cutting-edge Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. These facilities are designed to provide an immersive and realistic learning environment, leaving students well-prepared to excel in their nursing career.