We’re a mixed community. People of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds join us because nursing at King’s will give them a great start to their careers. That diversity means you’ll always fit in, and always have something new to learn. Throughout the course you’ll experience a huge range of environments – both simulated and real. Whether it’s through primary healthcare, an ambulance service, or a voluntary organisation, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the sector.
It’s rewarding work. But it’s not all hands-on. Evidence-based care is central to everything we do. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn the theory behind your practice. We teach cutting-edge ideas in healthcare, and help you do your own research into new techniques and concepts. We regularly help develop new interventions – you’ll be right at the heart of this culture of innovation.
If you are interested in these community nursing opportunities, please include details of your interest in your personal statement.
Before beginning the course, you must have occupational health clearance and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks completed.
One day you might be learning how to maintain hygiene standards in a simulated patient home, the next you could be studying a new journal article in the library. The course involves a wide range of learning methods, and it’s constantly evolving with input from our students.
We believe you should lead your own development. But we’ll offer support every step of the way. Our practitioners, researchers and lecturers have years of experience and teach in areas that they’re working in. The range of expertise in our faculty means you’ll always get specialist knowledge from an expert in the field.
About half of your time will be spent on practical work with healthcare providers. The other half will be more theoretical. You’ll be assessed in different ways for different modules. Some might be traditional exams, but others will be coursework or practical exams.
We have a set curriculum to teach you all the essentials you’ll need. In your second year you can choose a module you’re interested in. And in your third year your research project lets you specialise even further. We’ll always encourage you to find your own path to your future career. Many of our students go on to become leaders in their fields because they’re always finding more effective ways of doing things, or challenging things that don’t work. We help you develop the ideal combination of compassion and knowledge to succeed.
You’ll study in the safety and comfort of our dedicated teaching areas at King’s campuses around London. These include:
Denmark Hill Campus
St Thomas’ Campus
In our simulation suites, lecture theatres and study areas, we’ll equip you with the knowledge to go out into the world and start making a difference in people’s lives.
But this is a practical course. Your placements will give you a rounded experience of the healthcare sector in London – and across the world, if you choose to travel during your elective. You can experience a wide range of care scenarios to develop your skills. From critical care to hospices, prisons to private hospitals. From London to Leeds to Laos.
The majority of placements are located within London NHS trusts and private healthcare providers, but occasionally you may undertake placements located the Home Counties. For more information about our partners please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/partners
Other related courses:
Nursing with Registration as:
Nursing for qualified healthcare professionals:
Nurses are involved in caring for vulnerable members of society and there is a necessity for all nursing students to have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Prior to commencing the programme you must also have occupational health clearance.
Meet our students
Meet some of our pre-registration nursing students.