How do I become a student nurse? You can Visit the NHS Careers website to find a university offering nursing degrees in England or in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are also courses run by the Open University. Each university’s website can provide more information about a particular course. You should also attend an open day to get more information on the course and talk to lecturers and current students. Once you have decided on your course and university, you can apply for a place through UCAS. If you are employed in the health sector, your employer may support you to study part-time for a nursing degree.