Do you care about people, their wellbeing and want to make a difference? Working with our partner NHS Trusts, Solent’s adult nursing practice degree will equip you with the skills to become a confident and caring nurse, able to deliver and lead adult care within an ever changing health and social care environment. In collaboration with health and care providers, this undergraduate pre-registration nursing programme supports the growth of nursing in the region. The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This accreditation will mean that on successful completion of the programme you’ll be entitled to register with the NMC. The course is designed to help you progress from a novice practitioner towards the skills of competent registered nurse. High emphasis is given to clinical skills training, nursing assessment and care planning, inter-agency and inter-professional working, evidence-based practice, and public health initiatives. The course features a case-based approach to teaching and learning and key elements such as pharmacology, physiology and holistic practice are threaded throughout the modules. Upon completion of your training you will have gained a range of skills and experience and will be ready to transition into the role of a qualified nurse. You'll be taught by a combination of academic staff with practice and/or research experience, alongside clinical educators from our partner NHS Trusts. You'll also have the opportunity to learn and work alongside other students and staff from a range of disciplines. The course combines three strands of learning: Applied theory. Developing your awareness of values for nurses and being an accountable professional nurse. You’ll build skills in evidence-based and person-centred decision making to support and deliver best clinical practice. You’ll also develop critical thinking, resilience and coaching skills. This will help to enable you to become a proficient nurse capable of leading care teams in a complex and pressurised health and social care sector. Nursing simulation and action learning. Using the simulation facilities to develop and refine your clinical skills and support your developing knowledge of physiology and pharmacology. You’ll reflect on your practice and share experiences in peer groups to draw out critical incidences, discuss sensitive issues and identify solutions. Nursing practice. Undertaking clinical placements to observe, examine, assess and engage with adult patients and service users. This takes place across community, primary care and hospital settings under appropriate supervision. A key aspect of this course is patient involvement and patient centred care. You‘ll have regular contact with patients, service users and public members who all have experience and expertise as patients or carers. Students develop the skills to become a confident, caring nurse, able to deliver and lead adult care within an ever changing health and social care environment. What does this course lead to? Qualified nurses can undertake nursing roles in primary or secondary care, both in the UK and overseas. Graduates could also pursue a career in charity or aid work, or within the armed forces or prison service. With further experience, future careers can include advanced practice nursing, nurse education and mentoring, and healthcare management, such as ward sister or matron. Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in adult nursing within the NHS or private or community healthcare services. Candidates should expect to undergo a values based admissions selection process including an interview and assessment. For more information about the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, please refer to the Code of Professional Standards (Nursing and Midwifery Council 2018).
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Introduction to Physiology, Assessment and Care Planning Communication, Reflective and Professional Practice Long Term Conditions ad Multi-Morbidity The Role of the Health Care Professional in Health Promotion Foundations of Nursing Practice YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Clinical Decision Making, Risk Management and Evidence Based Practice Recognition and Escalation of Deteriorating Physical and Mental Health Assessing Needs and Planning Care across the Lifespan Advanced Concepts in Public Health Developing Adult Nursing Practice YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Coaching, Teaching, Supervision and Assessment Complex Case Management in Adult Nursing Quality Improvement, Research and Audit Leadership, Management and Case Co-Ordination Professional Adult Nursing Practice
You’ll be assessed through a combination of written and practical exams, as well as coursework.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
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
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Interview will include values based discussion and assessment of numeracy, literacy and situational judgement.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£13800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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