An older woman needing stitches and care after a car accident. A distressed alcoholic patient refusing treatment after a serious fall. A cancer patient returning to your ward, only 19 and no longer in remission. We’ve designed our course around the core values of the NHS constitution so that you understand what’s required in caring for and supporting people. Our aim is to make sure we prepare you for the challenges you may face and develop the expertise you’ll need to become a leader in nursing. You’ll spend half of this course on clinical placements/simulated practice in a variety of settings, these may include an operating theatre, accident and emergency, a community health centre, an intensive care unit, an outpatients department or a nursing home. When you’re on campus, you’ll practice clinical skills and techniques, such as how to manually take a patient’s blood pressure and how to give emergency care in our Clinical Simulation Suite. As well as practical skills, some of the topics you’ll explore in lectures include anatomy, infectious diseases, how poverty impacts on health, and the ethics of being an adult nurse in today’s society. All students must demonstrate in their personal statements an understanding of adult nursing in the UK incorporating the NHS core values, NMC code, vision for nursing and the future nurse training standards as well as contemporary issues in nursing. You must evidence an understanding of the qualities required to be a nursing professional in the UK in order to be shortlisted for an interview. Successful applicants will be subject to an online group interview. Features and benefits
- Approved course- This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
- Employability- 96% of BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing graduates are employed/in further education six months after graduating. (Graduate Outcomes survey 2019/20 graduates – UK, full-time, first degree respondents. Contains HESA Data © HESA 2020 hesa.ac.uk)
- Teaching excellence- Ranked 11th in the UK for nursing (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
- Become a registered nurse- As a graduate, you’re eligible to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
- Real-world experience- On this course you will spend an equal amount of time on clinical placements/simulated practice in community and hospital settings and at university on nursing theory.
- Extra qualifications- You will have the opportunity to gain the added benefit of an additional experience in Acute Illness Management.
- Outstanding Facilities- We have well equipped clinical skills laboratories complete with computerised sim-man manikins, used to demonstrate both basic and challenging conditions and nursing interventions.
- GCSE help- We accept one equivalency test in either science or mathematics for the purpose of securing a place on our nursing courses.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Shortlisted candidates must attend an interview. 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C or 4 - we accept Biology, Additional Science or Applied Science (not Core Science) but do not accept GCSE Physics or Chemistry on its own. Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics is accepted. IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in each component. All applicants must have evidence of Level 3 study within the 5 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference. This must be from a referee who is able to comment on the applicant's suitability for the nursing profession and focus on their character, attitude and personal skills during voluntary or care experience. Previous experience in a health care setting is essential. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment. Your personal statement is expected to demonstrate: a professional attitude, effective communication skills, good time-management skills, an awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses/limitations, an insight into Adult Nursing, care environments and current issues in contemporary nursing or health care, an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, motivation and a commitment to the course, an ability to solve problems and to think creatively and a capacity for leadership. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of I.T. skills. GCSE requirements must be met before application for those wishing to apply for entry in September. Access to HE Diploma candidates only require GCSE English Language and Mathematics Grade C/4 but only if they are studying a Science based Access course. Level 2 Functional Skills English is not accepted.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Shortlisted candidates must attend an interview. Interviews are currently conducted online.
English language requirements
Minimum grade C/4 in GCSE English Language. International students can demonstrate IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component. Functional Skills English is not accepted.
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Fees and funding
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