Adult Nursing with foundation year at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Foundation Year 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. The foundation year will provide you with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of health and wellbeing. You will be invited to interview at the end of your foundation year for the degree years of this course. You must pass both an interview process and the foundation year before moving on to year one of the degree. You will be fully supported to help prepare for interview as well as pass the practical and academic requirements. Degree The Adult Nursing degree combines theoretical and practice-based learning to lead you to professional registration and a rewarding career as an adult nurse. Adult nurses work to improve people’s lives by offering comprehensive physical, emotional, mental, and social support to people of all ages. This course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to independently address the diverse health and care needs of individuals across the lifespan.

  • Successful completion of this course makes you eligible to apply for professional registration as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Gain the skills to deliver professional, impactful, evidence-informed care across a range of dynamic and diverse healthcare environments.
  • Learn to collaborate and thrive as an adult nurse across and within multidisciplinary teams to coordinate safe, evidenced-based care delivery.
  • Study one module at a time, with five weeks of learning followed by one week of assessment per module. ·
  • All home learners can apply for a minimum payment from the government of £5,000 for each year of degree study. You can apply for additional payments if you incur childcare costs.
  • 50% of your learning will take place in diverse practice-based learning environments where you will apply your theoretical knowledge to the real world.
Why you should study this course If you are compassionate, enthusiastic and committed, we can support you in developing the skills to deliver professional, evidence-informed care that truly impacts people’s lives.
  • Our approach supports you to develop a strong sense of professional identity and accountability as an adult nurse from day one.
  • Develop your confidence and skills in preparation to lead, influence and supervise others.
  • Delivered by a team that includes highly skilled, knowledgeable, nursing and allied health professionals.
  • Develop your digital fluency, curiosity, critical and reflective thinking.
  • Access to success coaches, placement supervisors and specialist support for mathematics and academic writing.
Coventry University's School of Health and Care collaborates closely with NHS Trusts across the UK to develop the workforce of the future. Together, we’ll prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career with great prospects and the opportunity for lifelong learning. For full course and professional body accreditation information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.


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
You must pass both an interview process and the foundation year before you can move on to year one of the degree. You will be fully supported to help you prepare for interview as well as pass the practical and academic requirements. Degree Year one
  • Becoming a Professional Practitioner
  • Evidence: Your Profession in a Global Context
  • Nursing Assessment and Care Delivery
  • Understanding Influences on Health and Care
  • Placement 1: Introductions to Nursing Care
  • Placement 2: Delivering Nursing Care
Year two * Exploring Knowledge Through Curiosity
  • Enhanced Approaches in Delivering Holistic Care
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Adult Nursing
  • Complex Decision Making Within Adult Nursing Environments
  • Placement 3: Delivering Enhanced Nursing Care
  • Placement 4: Delivering Complex Holistic Nursing Care
Final year
  • Leading for the Future as a Health and Care Professional
  • The Evidenced-Based Practitioner: Professional Project
  • Complex Care Coordination in Adult Nursing
  • Preparing for your Career in Nursing
  • Placement 5: Coordinating Nursing Care
  • Placement 6: Practising Autonomously
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods for the degree course may include:

  • coursework
  • practice placement
  • formal examinations
  • Virtual Simulated Placements
  • simulations
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations
  • presentations
  • vivas.
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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 is provisionally set at £9,250 for the 25/26 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Adult Nursing with foundation year at Coventry University - UCAS