University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Adult Nursing (including Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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The Nursing Foundation year will explore the theoretical aspects of health and nursing. You will examine key health and nursing concepts while having the opportunity to develop the academic and research skills required to enable you to succeed in your nursing degree. The course will prepare you to become a registered adult nurse and you will learn how to assess, plan and evaluate the needs of the patient with complex acute and long-term illness, promote health and wellbeing, and communicate effectively with professional colleagues and service users. You will learn to become an adaptable, flexible practitioner who will be able to lead care, supervise others and work in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Please note: upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress onto the BN Adult Nursing programme at any of the four University of Chester sites which currently deliver Nursing degrees (Chester, Crewe, Warrington or Wirral). However, the University is seeking approval from the NMC to deliver a BN Adult Nursing degree at University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2021. If this is granted then you will be given the option to continue your Nursing studies at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this programme, please refer to the University of Chester's website.

Assessment method

Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB7FS
Institution code C55
Campus nameUniversity Centre Shrewsbury
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass overall
Scottish Higher CCCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

Please note, as our BN (Hons) Adult Nursing University Centre Shrewsbury programme is subject to validation, successful Foundation Year students may be required to transfer to Chester for the duration of their BN Adult Nursing Degree. Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent. Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, e.g. NVQ, QCF Diploma. Our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

£1,000 fee waiver bringing the fee down from £9,250 to £8,250 The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Adult Nursing (including Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS