Apply to Study to Become a Nurse

The applications for the September 2021 nursing cohort at University College Isle of Man (UCM) are still open for those who are interested in the pending adult or mental health pre-registration nursing programmes.

UCM is encouraging applicants who aspire to work within the nursing sector, to apply now.

(Mrs.) Bernadette Devlin, pre-registration programme leader (Adult), explained, “Nursing is a very popular area of study, and every year we receive a large number of applications for the upcoming year. We would advise students to avoid leaving their application to the last minute, to prevent any disappointment.”

The three-year programme is full time, with the timetable being divided equally between theory and practice. In a time where the health and social care needs of the population are becoming more complex and personalised, the programme will prepare students to work within an increasingly technological environment.

The programme will help students to develop a broad range of technical and interpersonal skills which are required to provide the necessary evidence-based and person-centered care. Students will also be able to make a valid contribution to multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working environments in order to support the public and develop their self-management abilities.

“As a result of the pandemic, nursing as a career, has never been as vital as it is currently. 2020 has seen our student nurses stepping up to combat covid-19, by working tirelessly on the frontline within the Island’s testing centre. This is just one example of the hard work and dedication which has been displayed by our committed students,” Bernadette added.

UCM offers both Adult and Mental Health Nursing programmes based at its Keyll Darree campus, a multi-disciplinary education and training centre for health and social care staff on the Island.

Applications for these pending programmes close on Wednesday, 27th January 2021. For further details, interested applicants can contact 648200 or or visit