Studying nursing at the University of Wolverhampton will provide you with challenging opportunities across a range of diverse health and social care settings, allowing you to develop the skills to make a difference in people’s lives. Adult nursing is diverse and primarily concerned with promoting health and nursing sick or injured adults back to health, or helping them to adjust to their condition in both hospital and community settings. Adult nursing also focuses on maintaining dignity, particularly when caring for vulnerable people such as older adults and those nearing the end of their life. Nursing is a demanding vocation, which rewards your hard work by enabling you to make a contribution to the lives of your patients, service users and their families. As a student on this course, the experience you gain will allow you to pursue a range of pathways. The opportunities you have coming into nursing are vast: working clinically, becoming a manager, working in a research environment, working abroad and in education. Among the skills you’ll learn are the ability to problem solve, work independently and contribute to care as part of a team. As an adult nurse, you will have exposure to patients from other areas including mental health and learning disability, as well as children’s nursing. We have strong partnerships with our clinical practice partners. You will be taught in our new state-of-the-art skills facility in Millennium City Building. The new skills labs have an immersive simulation suite, meaning we can change the environment without moving the students – so we can recreate a road traffic accident, simulate someone who is having an acute mental health crisis, or produce an imitation intensive care unit. Through these simulations, you will get a sense of the environment you may end up in in clinical practice and apply appropriate responses. You will gain hands-on experiences in a variety of hospital, community and excellent nursing/residential homes, where you work alongside a range of healthcare and other professionals. You will experience opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning across all nursing pathways and with midwifery, social work and social care. When you apply to Wolverhampton, we provide you with a list of all of our placement providers. You then get to select a first and second choice as to where you would like to spend your time in practice. Students always evaluate this well as it means you get to know your local Trust – the Trust gets to grow their own workforce, and you as the student have a greater chance of earning a job at the end of your course. You may apply your new skills during an international placement opportunity, in countries such as Spain, Finland and Norway. Who will teach you on this course? All of the staff that teach you on this course are Registered Nurses. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, which draws on a wealth of different experiences including: A&E, critical care, community care, specialist cancer care, and experience as Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Ward Managers. The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Provide evidence of GCSEs at grade C+ /4 in an English-based subject and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2). Don't have GCSE English and/or Maths? Take our Equivalency Assessments We understand that not everyone is able to achieve GCSE Maths and English for a variety of reasons. Our equivalency assessments provide an opportunity for you to further your English and/or Maths skills ready for your studies, as well as being able to meet part of the entry requirements for many of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our online equivalency assessments are free of charge and accepted as the equivalent to a GCSE for the majority of our courses, however applicants of Initial Teacher Training courses will need to sit an on-campus equivalency test which costs £35 - visit our webpages for further information www.wlv.ac.uk Successful completion of the Foundation Year (120 credits) (commenced prior to September 2020) of either BSc (Hons) Health Studies with Foundation Year; BSc (Hons) Public Health with Foundation Year or BA (Hons) Social Care with Foundation Year will enable you to apply for this course. You will also require GCSE grade C/4+ in Maths, English and Science (or equivalent qualifications) You will be guaranteed the first stage of the selection process e.g. test/interview opportunity. For further information please visit our Foundation Year webpages Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will be determined by successful completion of your application If you have other qualifications please contact the University of Wolverhampton for further advice before applying. Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer). During the Nursing course you will be required to attend placements, when you are asked for your choice of placement area we will endeavour to meet your request however we must emphasise that this cannot be guaranteed and therefore you must ensure you are able to travel to the final placement area you are allocated. If you wish to apply for 2nd year entry onto our BNurs courses, please contact Health Professions Enquiries for further advice before applying [email protected] Previous Study Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education This course is not available to international students who are living overseas. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom. Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview and will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview and will be subsequently required to meet Occupational Health requirements.
Values-based interview process
Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check: Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should you accept an offer with us. There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured a Conditional offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton. Please note that there is no availability of student accommodation at our Burton Campus. If you are unsure of the Burton location please contact [email protected]
English language requirements
As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.
English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants
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Fees and funding
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