We’re no longer accepting applications for September 2024 entry.  Explore other routes into nursing, such as BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing or BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing. Alternatively, visit the NHS Dorset Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships webpage to register your interest for future opportunites.

In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in practice to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process, and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded. These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025 entry. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.

Our registered nursing degree apprenticeships (RNDA) in Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing allows you to be employed and receiving a full wage while studying. The apprenticeships are recognised by the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the knowledge and skills that you, as the next generation of nurses will learn, to enable you to deliver world class nursing care across a variety of health settings. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) degree qualification and be able to apply for professional registration with the NMC.

Applications must be made via an employer – therefore prospective apprentices should either be employed in a healthcare role and have the support of their employer, or have made an application to a healthcare provider’s apprenticeship vacancy. For those who are not eligible for nursing through the degree apprenticeships route, please take a look at our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing courses as an alternative.

Not sure which nursing course is for you? Read our guide to nursing courses at BU.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


3.5 years full time, including time split over attendance at University, protected learning time on placement, time working as an employee, and the End Point Assessment (EPA) in the final three months.


Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components. For more information check out our international entry requirements.