Why study Nursing and Healthcare with The Open University?
For over 30 years, we have been delivering supported and open distance learning in the field of Nursing, Health and Social Care, and developing highly-respected materials for multi-disciplinary and multi-professional use. You’ll join one of the largest and most innovative providers of educational opportunities and learning solutions in this sector.
The benefits of studying Nursing and Healthcare with us are:
- Stay in your job while you study and develop in your current role.
- We work in partnership with employers including the NHS, social services and the voluntary sector.
- As the UK's largest provider of part-time social work training, we offer a diverse range of modules and qualifications in the field of wellbeing, health and social care that are relevant to practice-based work.
- Unique work-based nursing programme for flexible professional development.
Blended learning nursing programme
In some regions of England, we can offer an alternative route to nursing if you’re not currently working in a healthcare role. Our blended learning nursing programme lets you study our adult nursing degree in partnership with selected universities or NHS Trusts. You’ll study theory online and will need to live near, or be able to travel, to gain practical experience through either attending simulation labs on campus at a partner university or practice placements with local healthcare providers. For more details, choose from:
1Subject to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approval.
Careers in Nursing and Healthcare
Studying for an Open University qualification in one of the healthcare disciplines is ideal preparation for personal development and career progression. Whatever your career goals, we can help you achieve them.
Our range of courses in nursing and healthcare can help you start or progress your career as a:
- Registered Nurse
- Healthcare Practitioner
- Social Worker
- Care Assistant