An Adult Nursing degree can lead you to an immensely rewarding career working in settings ranging from A&E and surgical wards to hospices, GP practices and people's own homes. Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration as a nurse on successful completion of the course (additional costs may apply). Ranked 7th in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2021. All students on this course will qualify for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs. Study in the state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building which features hospital wards, operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real-life nursing environments relevant to practice. Key Course Benefits If you are a naturally caring and compassionate individual, adult nursing can be considered one of most rewarding professions you could choose to work in, as well as being challenging, varied and with excellent career prospects. Nurses work with a people in a wide variety of roles and settings. These include monitoring seriously ill and deteriorating patients, caring for those with long- term conditions, caring for people who are dying at home and in hospital, supporting family members, and promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. The work can be intense but is rewarding. This course has been designed to develop professionals who are not only highly skilled but also caring, compassionate, effective communicators and have the capacity to be emotionally resilient. Coventry’s ‘learning through exploration’ approach aims to provide an exceptional learning environment. You will have the opportunity to be taught using a range of scenarios using the latest technology to role play various evolving clinical situations. You will be encouraged to immerse yourself in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health, and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services. We will encourage you to develop an in-depth understanding of the organisation and culture of modern healthcare systems, aiming to equip you with the confidence to be able to take a stronger role in the leadership and management of resources in delivering treatment and healthcare options to patients. Throughout your studies, in groups and individually, you will be asked to undertake profession-specific health and social care related projects and case studies. These may, for example, include an appraisal of the role of the nurse in ethical and legal decision-making or complex care planning and delivery via the multi-disciplinary team. You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities such as group presentations. This course aims to prepare you for the dynamic and fast-changing health and social care system, which should help you to develop into an adaptable, flexible, reflective, competent, and compassionate practitioner. From the outset, you will gain hands-on experience under supervision from qualified practice supervisors and assessors. We have well-established links with local partner NHS trusts and other healthcare providers, such as private hospitals, hospices, and community settings. While the course has a clear focus on nursing adults, a key benefit of our curriculum is the notion of collaboration across all areas of health and social care. Your studies can be complemented with signiﬁcant insights into mental health, learning disability and children and young people’s nursing. You may have the opportunity to go on field trips within the UK which have previously included visits to the first operating theatre in London and museums capturing the history of nursing and healthcare*. For more information please visit our website.
Nurses routinely have the most frequent and intense contact with patients and must be competent in recognising changes in patient condition so that appropriate action can be taken. This course has been designed to produce professionals who are not only highly skilled but also caring, compassionate, effective communicators and have the capacity to be emotionally resilient. These principles are at the forefront of our teaching which aims to encompass theory, practice and immersive learning In modern health settings nursing students increasingly work towards becoming autonomous practitioners, taking a leadership role in decisions regarding patient care within multi-professional settings. Our course is designed to build those skills throughout your studies. The course has been developed as a spiral curriculum - where each year builds on knowledge gained in the previous one – and has patient assessment at its core. The faculty recognises that inter-professional education and practice can maximise the strengths and skills of health and social care practitioners enabling you to deliver high quality care to service users, their families and carers. Therefore, this course will be enhanced by inter-professional learning, which will enable you to learn with, from, and about other health and social care students to improve patient care. Equal value is placed on practice and theory. You will undertake 800 hours of placement each year and study a wide range of subjects, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods. You will be encouraged to immerse yourself in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services. Year One This provides the foundations for nursing practice and university study. After successfully completing year one, you will have developed an understanding of the scientific principles of nursing and the importance of evidence-based practice and putting patients and their families at the centre of care. Practical skills should ensure you are able to perform fundamental care to vulnerable adults whilst on placement. Year Two This year builds on the foundations learnt in year one. Modules become more adult nursing focused and include pathophysiology of common diseases, relevant assessment of patients that informs planning and evaluating care and how practice is based on robust evidence. Final Year This year aims to consolidate from the previous two years. Drawing on theory and practice you should gain an appreciation of the value of the contribution of other health professionals when making decisions about the needs of patients who require complex care. You will be asked to investigate the contemporary issues relevant to adult nursing and explore the skills commonly required to become an accountable practitioner who is able to co-ordinate a team. Practical skills will mirror those required for a newly qualified nurse. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
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All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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