Adult Nursing at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

If you are a compassionate, kind and caring person who wants a career where you can make a real difference, then nursing could be for you. You’ll become part of a team that works to offer outstanding patient-centred care, guiding your patients through their most vulnerable moments and making a difference to their lives. With BNU, you’ll benefit from our combined learning approach of theory and practice, supportive and experienced course team, and our specialist facilities. Upon completion of the degree, you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. NHS Training grant of £5,000 available; check eligibility criteria at: Why study at BNU? Our MSc in pre-registration Adult Nursing is designed for high achieving graduates, recognising that you’ll bring transferable academic skills, healthcare experience and valuable life experience to your studies. This fast-track two-year degree programme integrates postgraduate 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, helping you to gain the knowledge and skills you need for your future career in adult nursing. We will support and nurture you throughout the programme, so you can become compassionate, proficient, confident, and digitally-able registered adult nurses. We will also prepare you for future leadership and specialist roles within the integrated care system. As professional nurses and educators, staff bring a wealth of clinical expertise and research activity. Specialist nurses and experts by experience also support on the programme. You'll benefit from their experiences and expertise, insights and perspectives to enhance your learning. What facilities can I use? At our Uxbridge Campus, in West London, 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 familiar with your surroundings and be confident in your adult nursing skills. With our simulation facilities, you’ll be able to learn and practice with equipment that is as close to the real thing as possible, enabling you to build your skills and knowledge in a safe and supportive environment. The simulation areas are equipped to a national standard of excellence. Our facilities offer a high-fidelity environment, which includes the use of NHS approved consumables, genuine functioning equipment and a combination of actors 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. What will I study? We will help give you the skills and knowledge you need so you will be able to identify the priorities and requirements for evidence-based, person-centred nursing interventions and support, evaluating mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, spiritual, and social needs. We will also enable you to master a diverse range of culturally sensitive communication and relationship management skills to ensure that individuals, families, and their carers are actively involved in, and understand, care decisions. To complement the theoretical study, you will spend time out on practice. The main NHS Trusts we are currently working with include: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. We also have a range of non-home-base placements in different fields, such as: BMI Clementine Churchill, BUPA Bushey, Nursing homes, Medihome and learning disabilities facilities.


Part one Core Modules Health Sciences for Nursing Social Sciences for Nursing Fundamentals of Adult Nursing Introduction to Practice (Adult) Part two Core Modules Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities in Nursing Assessing Biopsychosocial Needs and Planning Care in Adult Nursing Leading, Coordinating and Evaluating Adult Care Progressing in Practice (Adult) Part three Core Modules Developing Practice Dissertation for Nursing Achieving Competence in Practice (Adult)

Assessment method

Assessment will include: reflective writing; reports; essays; oral assessment and presentations; numeracy exams; short answer question exam; OSCE (Observed structured Clinical Examination); practice assessments and research proposal. We ensure that the assessments are varied and relevant to the practical elements of the course and your future profession, helping to give you the skills and knowledge for your future career as an adult nurse.

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To study this course, you will need to have a 2:1 or above in any subject/discipline. Consideration will be given to applicants who have achieved a 2:2 in a subject with relevant content and experience, e.g., sociology; psychology; physiology; bio-chemistry; health studies or social work. Additional entry requirements include: * Evidence of study within the previous five years. * Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. * The application process will be used to establish digital and technological literacy.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



If successful at interview you will be required to complete the following as part of the condition of your offer: * Verified evidence of 500 hours of related clinical practice in the last 3 years. This will be demonstrated through an enhanced CV * A reflective essay demonstrating Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

English language requirements

For students, whose first language is not English, there is a requirement to achieve an IELTS tariff of 7 with no individual component below 6.5.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

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 at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS