Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Adult Nursing Blended Learning (Pre-registration) (Taught)

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Course summary

Successful completion of this new MSc Adult Nursing blended learning course enables graduates from a range of backgrounds to enter the nursing profession in just two years. The course is comprised of 50% clinical placement and 50% academic learning. The blend of 95% online and 5% face-to- face academic learning aims to provide you with the flexibility to study from any location for the majority of the course. The 50% placement time will include 20% in a simulated learning environment which is also designed to allow you to undertake this from any location (subject to a suitable Wi-Fi/Internet connection). The MSc Adult Nursing blended learning course is a two-year programme designed to respond to the current challenges in healthcare and the complex healthcare environment where advancing technologies, contemporary research and new knowledge influences and impacts on nursing practice. The course is aimed at individuals with a prior undergraduate degree and evidence of experience in health and social care. Previous undergraduate degrees may include (but are not limited to) health-related disciplines, psychology, criminology or sociology degrees. Those with non-health-related degrees must demonstrate extensive experience in the clinical health and social care sector. It is also suitable for existing nurses looking for dual qualification. More details on the type of experience required is on the entry requirements tab on this webpage. If you would like to discuss your experience please e-mail [email protected] The face to face skills and practical teaching elements will be delivered from either Coventry, Scarborough or London campuses. We will try to accommodate your preferred choice, subject to availability. Coventry University has extensive experience of on-line learning, utilising simulation and virtual reality with the aim to enhance teaching and learning. In a recent (2020) article in The Guardian, Coventry University was listed as one of just 6 UK universities with the capacity and will to develop high-quality online education. This recognition is supported by Coventry University being ranked top of Mooclab’s World University Rankings by MOOC Performance 2021. Clinical placements are integral to the MSc Adult Nursing, accounting for 50% of the course.* This includes clinical practice in a healthcare setting (organised by the university) and practice learning with local practice partners. You will be expected to complete placements across four practice modules in a range of areas relevant to the disciplines of Adult Nursing such as emergency, high dependency care, community and home care delivery settings and medical/surgery acute hospital experiences. Practice assessment is divided into three parts which is designed to explore the proficiencies required to become an autonomous nurse practitioner. There will be opportunities for 20% of simulated digital experience as part of the clinical placements. This will be an online, cutting edge simulated experience where you will be fully supervised and designed so that you can work safely both individually and in small groups, with the chance to explore and assess and interventions in ‘near to real life’ clinical scenarios. The hands on elements of the clinical placements may be delivered in one of the following regions of England: Midlands, North East & Yorkshire, London, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire, and East of England. Upon successful completion, in addition to eligibility for NMC registration (application and additional costs apply), you will also graduate with a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited qualification in Global Professional Development in Coaching and Mentoring, if that module is successfully completed, and you will have the opportunity to apply to become a member of the CMI. (Please visit the CMI website for full details on the criteria to qualify as a member of the CMI and applicable fees).

Course details


Entry requirements

Applicants for the Pre-registration MSc in Adult Nursing should ideally hold a good honours degree of 2:2 or above in a health-related subject. As the MSc in Adult Nursing is a two-year course, there is a requirement to demonstrate completion of 460 practice hours in relevant health/care settings through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to meet the NMC standard of nursing education of 2300 practice hours. The RPL process will credit students for 460 hours to meet the stated NMC criteria. Applicants will be supported in the RPL process.* *Care is defined as activities that include washing, dressing, feeding or toileting of an individual, as well as nursing intervention procedures. Care encompasses meeting the physiological and psycho-social needs of the physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all healthcare and other community settings. This can be undertaken in a formal workplace environment, or informally in the family setting. Please contact the admissions tutor if you are unsure whether your experience meets the requirements above.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Adult Nursing Blended Learning (Pre-registration) at Coventry University - UCAS