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Celebrating International Nurses Day

12 May 2024

A career in nursing brings with it unique rewards. It's a rewarding profession that can take you in many different directions.

Here at ARU we've been training nurses for more than 25 years. As well as our undergraduate nursing degrees, we offer post-registration and CPD courses. We also conduct research and work with volunteers to help prepare our students for their future careers.

Read more about nursing at ARU, and hear from our student nurses, below.

A student nurse with an oxygen mask on a dummy Hear more about studying nursing

Nursing at ARU

What can you expect from our nursing degrees at ARU? Dr Melanie Bird tells us more about the different study options available, and what makes a good nurse.

Hear from our students

Why I chose to study nursing

Lennon talks about what inspired him to study adult nursing, what he loves about his course at ARU, and what's involved in the job.

Read Lennon's blog

Hands-on learning in the skills lab

Louise introduces us to the nursing skills labs at ARU, and some of the specialist equipment that helps prepare students to go on placement.

Hear more from Louise

Gaining experience on placement

Tiffany blogs about her experiences on placement, working in different departments and helping to care for a variety of patients.

Follow Tiffany on placement
Interested in studying nursing? Find out more at one of our Open Days
A nurse looking out of a hospital window pensively

Nursing research

Our researchers are part of regional and international projects examining issues including staff wellbeing in the NHS, community-based Samaritans hubs, and nursing care for stroke patients.

Read about current research projects
Two student nurses chatting

Real-life learning

We work with patients, families and carers to prepare our students for their future career. Volunteers help students to develop their skills in care, communication and assessment.

Read more about the Patient and Carers Group