Adult Nursing with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

From our births to our deaths, during our lifetime we will all need care at some point. Nurses are the foundation of our NHS, hospitals, clinics and care units. Why study BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing at BNU? NMC Registration Our adult nursing degree programme integrates academic study alongside practice-based learning. It is underpinned by a strong collaboration between the University, service users (experts by experience) and our NHS practice partners, in response to both Nursing & Midwifery Council policy and regulatory developments. On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for your NMC registration, meaning you’ll then be able to practice as a qualified nurse. Facilities At our three campuses, we have impressive facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll get to recreate real scenarios in realistic 'wards' so when you’re out on placement you’ll be confident in your adult nursing skills. Our facilities offer a high-fidelity environment, which includes the use of NHS approved consumables, genuine functioning equipment and technology enhanced manikins. The essential element of de-brief in simulation is undisputed; audio/visual technology is available and widely used by the teaching teams to enhance feedback to learners. You will also benefit from up-to-date PROMPT advanced models where you’ll practice resuscitation using authentic equipment. All the technology and equipment supplied to you enables you to become familiar with kit and techniques used within the local hospital trusts. Support Led by a dedicated teaching team of professional nurses and educators, you’ll have access to their wealth of clinical expertise and research activity. This will allow you to benefit from their experiences, insights and perspectives to enhance your learning. Whilst nursing is a rewarding career, we also understand studying nursing at university can be challenging at times. Throughout your time on the course you’ll gain direct support both in the classroom and on placement, as we provide a personal tutor who will check in with you on a regular basis and practice visitors to support your learning in practice. To support your studies, the UK Government are continuing to provide adult nursing students with a payment of at least £5,000 a year which will not need to be paid back. Find out more about the NHS Learning Support Fund and the eligibility criteria. What will I study? Becoming an Adult Nurse is a deeply personal and rewarding choice. As a qualified nurse you’ll have the opportunity to grow and take on a range of specialties and roles, providing opportunities for career advancement. From emergency care, district nursing, operating theatres, surgical wards to caring for vulnerable and older people to developing leadership skills, no day is the same. During your time on the course, you'll be working alongside experienced health care professionals who will help you to become a caring, confident, competent and practice-ready nurse. We’ll help develop, encourage and nurture you throughout your studies. You’ll be supported in gaining the skills and knowledge you need to meet and manage the holistic, person-centred care needs of individuals across the lifespan in relation to the health-illness spectrum. You’ll learn how to perform a range of nursing skills with proficiency, predicated on contemporary knowledge and the understanding of best practice. As well as this you’ll be taught how to assess and review mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, spiritual and social needs to identify the priorities and requirements for evidence-based nursing interventions and support. Upon graduation you’ll be a compassionate, proficient, confident, and digitally able nurses, who is able to adopt a biopsychosocial, person-centred approach, working autonomously and accountably, within the integrated care system.


Foundation Year Core Core Academic Skills for Health and Social Care Personal Development and Teamworking in Health and Social Care Communication in Health and Social Care Evidence within Health and Social Care Enquiry Based Care Introduction to Ethics in Health and Social Care Year one Core Introduction to Professional Practice in Nursing Fundamental Skills for Nursing Essential Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Pharmacology and Numeracy in Nursing Understanding Health, Illness Disability and Diversity Across the Lifespan Becoming an Adult Nurse Beginning Practice Year two Approaches to Research Methods, Appraisal and Application in Nursing The Professional Context of Nursing Understanding Health Conditions in Adult Nursing Assessing Needs and Planning Care for Adult Nursing Developing Competence in Adult Nursing Progressing in Practice Optional Socio-cultural Aspects of Care Sexual Health Infant Feeding Practice in Healthcare Elective Placement Year three Core Leading and Managing and Supervising Care Medicines Management Coordinating Complex Care in Adult Nursing Advancing Nursing Care Preparing for Registration in Adult Nursing Attaining Competence in Practice

Assessment method

We include assessments which reflect real life nursing practices and, across the three years, you will be assessed through a number of means, such as: reflective assignments presentations exams academic poster development assignments literature review oral exams. You are also required to complete the knowledge skills and behaviours included in the Practice Assessment Document in each year of practice.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You may find it easier if you have prior knowledge of health, so we prefer if you have relevant A Levels - such as Biology, Health and Social Care, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Physical Education, and Sociology. However, it is not essential.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7

Those for whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS).

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16750* Year 1
International £16750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

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Adult Nursing with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS