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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Hear from our Nursing students See our nursing and midwifery courses

2020 marks the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and 200 years since the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. As we all know, in these extraordinary times, nurses, midwives and all healthcare professionals are making tremendous sacrifices to help those in their care. This includes students, graduates and staff across the BU community. We are incredibly #BUProud of everything they are doing in the battle against Covid-19.

Read blogs from the BU nursing and midwifery community

Sophie Robertson


PGDip Mental Health Nursing student and Psychology graduate

I’ve opted in to work on the front line as a student, and have been working as a health care assistant (HCA) since the crisis started. My role as a health care assistant has taught me vital skills which will help shape the nurse I want to become!

Nursing and midwifery in numbers

7,945
The number of nurses and midwives that have graduated from BU since 1992
94%+
Graduate employment rate on our nursing and midwifery courses
10,000m2
The amount of teaching and learning space in our new Bournemouth Gateway Building, home to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

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Home is where the heart is

Choosing where you are going to live whilst you study with us is a really important decision. Hear from current BU Health & Social Care students on their experiences of living in halls, shared houses and hospital accommodation.