Adult Nursing with foundation year at Coventry University - UCAS

Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from the Coventry University campus. An Adult Nursing degree can lead you to an immensely rewarding career working in settings ranging from A&E and surgical wards to hospices, GP practices and people's own homes. This Adult Nursing with Foundation Year degree is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), providing eligibility for registration as a nurse on successful completion of the course.* Key Course Benefits Coventry’s ‘learning through exploration’ approach aims to provide an exceptional learning environment. You will have the opportunity to be taught using a range of scenarios using the latest technology to role play various evolving clinical situations. Study in the state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building which features hospital wards, operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real-life nursing environments relevant to practice. You will be encouraged to immerse yourself in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health, and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services. This course aims to prepare you for the dynamic and fast-changing health and social care system, which should help you to develop into an adaptable, flexible, reflective, competent, and compassionate practitioner. From the outset, you will gain hands-on experience under supervision from qualified practice supervisors and assessors. We have well-established links with local partner NHS trusts and other healthcare providers, such as private hospitals, hospices, and community settings. While the course has a clear focus on nursing adults, a key benefit of our curriculum is the notion of collaboration across all areas of health and social care. Your studies can be complemented with significant insights into mental health, learning disability and children and young people’s nursing. *Additional costs may apply. For more information please visit our website. Please note this course with foundation year is not currently available to international students.


Foundation Year This year aims to give you a solid foundation from which to build your subject area knowledge and experience. Course modules include:

  • Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Disease
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Professional Practice and Regulatory Standards
  • Approaches to Health and Wellbeing for the Health Professional
Students must pass both an interview process and the foundation year before they can move on to year one of the degree. Students will be fully supported to help prepare them for interview. Year One By the end of year one you will have developed an understanding of the scientific principles of nursing and the importance of evidence-based practice and putting patients and their families at the centre of care. Practical skills should ensure you are able to perform fundamental care to vulnerable adults whilst on placement. Year Two In year two Modules become more adult nursing focused and include pathophysiology of common diseases, relevant assessment of patients that informs planning and evaluating care and how practice is based on robust evidence. Final Year This year aims to consolidate everything learned in the previous years. Drawing on theory and practice you should gain an appreciation of the value of the contribution of other health professionals when making decisions about the needs of patients who require complex care. You will be asked to investigate the contemporary issues relevant to adult nursing and explore the skills commonly required to become an accountable practitioner who is able to co-ordinate a team. Practical skills will mirror those required for a newly qualified nurse. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


There will be an interview during the foundation year which must be passed in order to progress to year one of the degree.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 23/24 academic year.
Adult Nursing with foundation year at Coventry University - UCAS