Nursing (Adult) at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Course summary

Our innovative Nursing (Adult) degree will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed for this rewarding career where each day gives you the opportunity to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing. As an adult nurse you will provide person-centred care throughout the spectrum of health and wellness through to acute and complex illness, long-term conditions and end of life care. Adult nurses work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds challenging inequalities and social injustices often linked with disadvantages which can negatively impact on people’s health and wellbeing. On this course, you will be able to develop as a competent and confident critically thinking adult nurse who can support, empower and advocate for the people you care for to positively impact their health and wellbeing outcomes. Throughout your studies, you’ll actively engage with contemporary research and gain a solid understanding of how to promote health and educate people how to live healthier lifestyles. You’ll learn how to assess, lead, co-ordinate and deliver compassionate, sensitive and culturally-informed care to people and their families at home, in the community or in hospital. You’ll build your knowledge and skills of therapeutic interventions and the pharmacological management of disease, including the safe administration of medication. You’ll learn and practise your clinical skills in a safe and controlled environment through teaching sessions in dedicated facilities, including clinical suites and replicated community settings, supported by digital health technologies. Through shared learning opportunities and collaboration with students from related disciplines, you’ll develop your ability to appreciate the contribution other healthcare professionals make to people’s care and health outcomes. Service users and carers will also contribute to your learning through their lived experience of health and social care services. Placements In each year of the programme, you will spend 50% of the time on campus studying theory and clinical skills in the safe environment of our simulation suites and 50% in real-world practice, on placement in healthcare settings with local NHS trusts or in private or voluntary organisations. Practice placement blocks are 37.5 hours per week and there are two 11-week blocks in each year of the programme. During this time, you’ll be supported by experienced practice supervisors and assessors who will provide tailored feedback and you’ll complete an online portfolio to monitor your progress and achievements while on placement. Graduate opportunities On successful completion of the Nursing (Adult) degree, you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practise as a nurse (on the relevant part of the register) in the UK. The vocational nature of this degree means most graduates progress quickly into employment within their chosen field of Nursing. Adult nursing careers exist within NHS Trusts on a variety of wards, including intensive care units, coronary care units, theatres, Accident and Emergency departments, community teams and primary care. You could also consider a career working in social care nursing within the local authority, private hospitals, the voluntary and independent sector, charitable organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, the prison service, research and education or specialist practice, many of which offer opportunities to work either in the UK or overseas. Please note that direct entry via RPL to level 6 (Year 3) of this course is NOT available for January 2025 entry.


Our Nursing curriculum incorporates six key themes, which you will study with increasing complexity over the three years of your degree. • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology • Values, Responsibility and Interprofessional Working • Policy, Legislation and Ethics • Pharmacology, Medicines Management and Optimisation • Numeracy, Literacy, Information and Digital Technology • Clinical Skills and Mandatory Training Modules by Year Year 1 Core modules (students are required to take): Fundamentals of Contemporary Nursing Care Practice 1 Psychosocial Concepts of Health and Wellbeing Communication and Relationship Skills for Person-centred and Holistic Care Practice 2 Year 2 Core modules (students are required to take): Developing Competence in Contemporary Adult Nursing Care Practice 3 Promoting Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan Evidence-based Practice and Informed Decision Making Practice 4 Year 3 Core modules (students are required to take): Leading and Coordinating Contemporary Adult Nursing Care​ Practice 5​ Managing Complex Care Needs in Adult Nursing​ ​Preparation for Professional Registration​ Practice 6

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs in English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required. Key Skills, Functional Skills, BTEC level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Applicants can meet the required tariff points from a range of qualifications of which at least two must be level three qualifications equivalent to A Level. General Studies is excluded. We accept a broad range of qualifications such as A levels, BTECs, OCR, CACHE qualifications and T levels. You must have a qualification in a relevant subject i.e. Health, Science or Social Science. Access to HE Diplomas are accepted and must be in a relevant subject such as Health Professions, Health Science, Nursing and Midwifery etc. You can use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your predicted or achieved points and you can contact our Admissions office if you need further advice about your qualifications. We also accept the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship with an End Point Assessment grade of Distinction.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If English is not your first language and you have not been educated in the UK, you will need an IELTS academic score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing to meet NMC requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Nursing (Adult) at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS