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Course summary

Course overview Nurses are the professional face of healthcare, the calm voice explaining a procedure. They are the go-to figures providing unwavering support, the ones ensuring patient safety and giving care no matter what the circumstances. We’ve designed our MSc Adult Nursing (Pre-registration) course around the core values of the NHS constitution so that you understand what’s required in caring for and supporting vulnerable adults. The MSc Adult Nursing (Pre-registration) is an accelerated postgraduate course developed for those who have already graduated with an undergraduate degree. You'll gain the experience and skills required to practice as an adult nurse in two years, rather than the traditional three-year route. Our aim is to make sure we prepare you for the challenges you may face and develop the expertise you’ll need to become a leader in nursing. You’ll learn how to assess your patient’s needs and provide sensitive support, and how to collaborate with colleagues across a range of professions (including doctors, physiotherapists and dieticians). You’ll spend half of your time studying in clinical placements or in simulation based learning incorporating a variety of settings, with support from a practice supervisor/assessor or academic throughout. This may include an operating theatre, accident and emergency, a community health centre, an intensive care unit, an outpatients department or a nursing home. When you're on campus you'll be based in our award-winning Brooks building, equipped with hospital-standard, specialist health facilities and simulation technology. Working in small groups in our clinical simulation suite, you’ll learn many skills to support the development of your practice. It’s here that you’ll work on simulations of a patient’s journey from admission to discharge. All of our teaching team in the School of Nursing are registered nurses, health visitors, advanced practitioners and academics. Many have won awards in their own specialist areas and are recognised and respected in the region and nationally for their contributions. Our School of Nursing has been recognised in the Student Nursing Times Awards and the Guardian League Tables which celebrate the very best in student nurses and nursing education. To fund your postgraduate pre-registration nursing degree, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses. Features and benefits

  • Approved course - This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Accelerated course - An accelerated postgraduate pathway into professional nursing practice, you'll gain the experience and skills required to practice as a registered nurse in two years, rather than three.
  • Become a registered nurse - As a graduate, you’re eligible to register as a nurse with the NMC.
  • Outstanding nursing facilities - We have well equipped clinical skills lab complete with computerised simulation manikins, used to demonstrate both basic and challenging conditions and nursing interventions.
  • Taught by experts and clinicians still in practice - All of our teaching team in the School of Nursing are registered nurses, health visitors, advanced practitioners or academics. Many are still active in practice alongside their roles at Manchester Met, helping to keep teaching relevant and up-to-date with current NHS standards.
  • Real-world experience - On this course you will spend an equal amount of time on clinical placements/ simulation in community and hospital settings and at University on nursing theory.
  • Guardian Top 10 UK Nursing University - We are one of the top 5 universities listed in the Guardian's Nursing and Midwifery league table for 2022
  • Award-winning Nursing Department – We have consistently been shortlisted or won in the Student Nursing Times Awards since 2012

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

A first degree (2:2 or above. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English Language and Science. Evidence of IT skills. We will accept GCSE Science, Biology, Additional Science and Applied Science, BTEC Level 2 Science (Pass) is an acceptable equivalent. GCSE Mathematics C/4 or above or equivalent i.e. Level 2 Functional Skills or Manchester Metropolitan Mathematics Equivalency test. Please note that we will only consider one equivalent (as outlined above), i.e. either Mathematics or Science. Evidence of recent study within the last 5 years and relevant experience provided via pre-entry portfolio.

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MSc Adult Nursing (Pre-registration) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS