Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Nursing facilities

Our Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough campuses all offer purpose-built nursing skills labs. The labs simulate many aspects of a working hospital ward, and let you use sophisticated healthcare equipment.

We have general nursing wards in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, and dedicated child nursing wards in Chelmsford and Cambridge.

We design our skills sessions so that you get hands-on. You'll benefit from working in small groups to practise skills such as bed making, hand-washing, bandaging, communicating with patients, and applying and interpreting basic monitoring.

Skills sessions are a fundamental – and exciting – part of all our nursing courses at ARU, and we're constantly striving to use our facilities to their best possible advantage.

"As a newbie to healthcare entirely, the clinical domain was a complete enigma to me, but the skills lab was a fantastic place to begin to develop and enhance my clinical skills in a safe, supportive environment. Despite being taught certain skills within the lab, there were times where I lacked confidence. I voiced my worries to my skills lecturer and she set up extra sessions for anyone that felt they needed extra support." Caroline Buttress, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing student

Learn more about our nursing courses.