Become a nurse, diversify your learning

Are you a healthcare assistant, working within a hospital environment currently or have left school and know that you want to work in healthcare? Have you thought about completing a course to become a nurse?

Become a nurse, diversify your learning

If the answer is “yes” then why not find out more about our brand new ‘blended learning’ course and boost your skills as well as adding to the numbers of nurses already qualified.

Oxford Health is one of seven UK sites working in partnership with University of Gloucestershire to offer the new blended learning nursing degree from March 2021, following an announcement by Health Education England.

What is ‘blended learning’?

The term ‘blended learning’ describes a teaching style that employs a combination of technology and online educational exercises to assist in the classroom, whilst students also reap the benefits of ‘traditional’ hands-on and in-person lessons.

About the course

The BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree can be taken as a blended learning course. With this option, developed in partnership with Health Education England, you can benefit from a mix of online virtual classrooms, independent study and face-to-face learning on location in a ’Practice Pod’ in Oxford.

The Nursing (Adult) degree gives you both the theory and practical skills you’ll need for a successful career, making an invaluable impact on people’s lives. You will gain the confidence to lead and manage yourself as a practitioner, the care you deliver and the service that you work in. With opportunities to work with patients, carers and care providers you will gain professional experience through placements in a variety of healthcare settings.

The course benefits from approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and you will also learn from experienced nurses and healthcare professionals.

This flexible course is ideal if you’re looking to balance your degree with family and other commitments that make more regular on-campus study difficult. You’ll get to learn specific policies and procedures within your chosen area, build a network of local contacts and maximise your chances for successful employment once you graduate.

Marie Crofts, chief nurse, said: “This is a promising and dynamic new nursing degree course which Oxford Health are excited to be a part of. It offers you the chance of becoming a qualified nurse alongside an innovative University with the flexibility of learning using online resources within virtual classrooms as well as at practice pods.

“This fantastic opportunity will help support learners fit study around their existing circumstances and support Oxford Health to further enhance our workforce.”

Helen Green, Director of Education and Development said, “This programme will be a great addition to our suite of nursing apprenticeships and will allow students to ‘earn while they learn’.  We are excited to work in partnership with apprentices, the university and our own staff to deliver a quality learning experience enabling people to start their journey to a nursing career.”

How can I apply?

Click this link to go to the advert for an Apprentice Registered Adult Nurse which is live on the vacancies section of our website. This is only if you wish to study in Oxford otherwise you will need to to apply through the University of Gloucestershire.

For more information about this course please speak to our Learning and Development team by emailing

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Published: 3 February 2021