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Course summary

Want to become a registered nurse with the convenience of practice-based learning within your local healthcare provider? This Practice-Based Pathway into Adult Nursing is workplace-based. You'll spend your placement time learning alongside practitioners and academics. You can choose from one of four healthcare providers. Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. As a nurse specialising in adult care, you'll deliver care to people who need immediate support in hospitals or community settings. You could also assist people to recover and manage an illness they will have to live with for the rest of their life. Promoting good health and educating people to care for themselves, or members of their family or community is a key focus for adult nurses. Whether their patients are in hospitals, care homes or being nursed at home. You'll need to be open-minded and motivated to help patients understand themselves and their condition. Whether it's assisting a patient to overcome major surgery or helping someone with agoraphobia leave their house. You'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you've made a real difference to people's lives. Why study with us

  • On this unique programme, you'll learn in small groups. We combine the delivery of theory and practice within the same week for most of the course, offering an attractive work-life balance.
  • The course is split 50/50 theory and practice, incorporating clinical skills and simulation.
  • You’ll be taught by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals academic staff.
What you'll do You'll make your choice of Home Trust from the following four providers; Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust (Burnley), University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust or Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Preston). You'll spend your time in practice, learning alongside qualified practitioners. You'll spend one to two days a week being taught theory by Lancashire Teaching Hospital academics using a hybrid model of either face-to-face learning on campus at Preston College or via distance learning. An average week will consist of a mix of theory and practice, ensuring you are always prepared and confident to take your skills out of the classroom into real-life practice. Future careers The BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult) Practice-Based Pathway will prepare you for a career as a registered nurse at your chosen local healthcare provider. During your course you'll build relationships with existing practitioners and students on your course, preparing you for a rewarding and successful career as an Adult Nurse in your local community. Upon successful completion of this Nursing degree at UCLan, you will be eligible to register as a qualified adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our students enjoy an outstanding track record of post-University employment and our commitment to excellence in teaching and research will ensure your nursing career gets off to the best possible start. 95% of our Adult Nursing students go on to highly skilled employment or further study following graduation (DLHE 19/20).


Year 1: Fundamental Skills for Nursing Practice, Learning to Learn, Contemporary Influences on Health, Ethics, Law and Professionalism, Introduction to Medicines Management, Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology Year 2: Body Systems, Health and Long Term Conditions, Body Systems, Health and Acute Illness, Nursing the Older Person, Public Health and Wellbeing, Medicines Management for Adult Nursing Year 3: Transforming Evidence into Nursing Practice, One option module (several choices), Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Adult Nurses, Medicines Management for Professional Registration (Adult Nursing), Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult, Internship: includes a 12 week placement which prepares the student for registration

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with no component score less than 6.5. (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult) - Practice Based Pathway at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS