OVERVIEW This exciting, two-year pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing is underpinned by master’s level education, enabling you to become a highly educated adult nurse with longer term potential for management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles. It is designed for graduates of biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject subjects. The MSc Adult Nursing is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply for professional registration as a Registered Nurse (Adult). You’ll gain a critical and detailed knowledge of life and social science theory, utilising a hybrid approach to teaching and learning, which underpins safe and effective person centred practice. You’ll critically explore systematic approaches to the delivery of nursing care in response to health improvement and public health strategies. Practice-based learning makes up 50% of the course with placements available with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Clyde Area) and NHS Highland (Argyll and Bute). You will focus on developing communication and interpersonal skills that will enhance your ability to provide values-based, person-centred, compassionate care, particularly to vulnerable individuals. You will also undertake a piece of substantive research on a topic of contemporary practice specific to adult nursing. PRACTICAL FOCUS Practice-based learning makes up 50% of the course with placements available with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Clyde Area) and NHS Highland (Argyll and Bute). Through your placements, you will experience the 24*7 continuum of care which represents contemporary healthcare delivery, enhancing your clinical skills and integrating theory with practice. In addition, our course embraces heavily clinical simulations; these are used for skills demonstration, practice, and development throughout the course which allows you to practise skills in a realistic environment. RELATED COURSES If you are interested in studying for a pre-registration Adult Nursing degree (BSc Adult Nursing), see our web course entry for this: https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/adult-nursing/ If you are a graduate, you may also be interested in our postgraduate pre-registration MSc Mental Health Nursing (UCAS: BR60) or MSc Midwifery (UCAS: B722). PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The MSc Adult Nursing is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating course of study that will prepare you for a successful career as an adult nurse. UWS produces nurses of the future who are fit-for-practice and who will contribute to the leadership of a competent, dynamic workforce. Further Study Further study can lead to specialist roles such as a Health Visitor, District Nurse or Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Some graduates choose further study, leading to a Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Professional Doctorate (DProf).
Our pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing is designed around the new NMC pre-registration education standards, proficiencies and practice supervision. It has three parts over the two academic years, each part containing a mixture of theory and practice core modules. There are three core 20-credit modules in Part 1 and there are two core 30-credit modules in Part 2 with Part 3 consisting of a 60-credit theory/practice dissertation module. Clinical Practice Placements x 6 are attached to core modules and vary in length. Part 1: PgCert - The PgCert award is academic and carries no professional recognition from the NMC. In order to meet the NMC standards (NMC, 2010) you must successfully complete all theory and practice elements of Part 1 before progressing to Part 2. Part 2: PgDip - In order to meet the NMC standards, students must successfully complete all theory and practice elements of Part 2 before progressing to Part 3. The PgDip Health Studies award is academic and carries no professional recognition from the NMC. Part 3: MSc - Students who have met the NMC Standards (NMC, 2010) and 180 credits at SCQF Level 11 will progress to Award of MSc Adult Nursing and be eligible to enter the NMC Register as an adult nurse.
Our ongoing assessment strategy aims to support learning and has been designed to assess your knowledge of nursing at SCQF Level 11. The strategy also ensures that the professional requirements for competency to enter the NMC professional register are achieved.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Lanarkshire Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. For NMC Pre-registration courses, these requirements are highter than for other courses. Please see below.
Applicants must have: 1)possess an appropriate degree in a biological, health, social science, nursing or related subject 2)provide a personal/employer reference 3)provide an academic reference and formal university transcript 4)undertake successful personal interview, health screening and Protection of Vulnerable Groups screening
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Own test. Maths and Literacy test
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking components and 6.5 in the Writing component|
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. However, for Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (eg. BSc Adult Nursing, MSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing, MSc Mental Health Nursing, BSc Midwifery and MSc Midwifery), applicants are require to have a higher English language ability than the majority of other courses at UWS; this requirement is governed and controlled by the NMC. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS and in placements. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.
UWS's English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.