Studying alongside other health care professionals in a health care setting, you’ll learn how to critically evaluate current research, policies and practice. You'll develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for professional registration as an adult nurse. Course description Our approach to teaching is innovative. Instead of sitting in a lecture theatre, you’ll work on solutions to specific problems. This helps you develop the skills and the confidence you need. You’ll study alongside other health care professionals in a health care setting. You’ll learn how to critically evaluate current research, policies and practice. By linking theory to practice, you’ll develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for professional registration as an adult nurse. You’ll spend half your time gaining practical experience in a wide variety of community and clinical settings. Framework This course uses the following framework to help you develop valuable attributes in your practice:
- Holistic Knowledge and Practice: a synthesis of knowledge and the available evidence from a wide range of nursing and related theory and clinical practice experiences, with the aim of providing optimum quality of care for patients/clients and their significant others. This includes the ability to work effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
- Saliency: assessment of the needs of patients/clients and their significant others in a way that facilitates their participation in the care process and ensures that plans of care reflect their priorities and best interests.
- Knowing the Patient: respect for patients/clients and their significant others, valuing their life histories, their perspectives as experts in their own health career, and involvement as partners in the care process.
- Moral Agency: nursing care should be provided within a framework of sound ethical and legal principles, anti-discriminatory practice and the empowerment of patients/clients and their significant others.
- Skilled Know How: holistic, proficient and adept nursing care that encompasses excellence in clinical and interpersonal skills.
You'll need a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject (eg social sciences, human sciences, biomedical sciences, public services). You'll also need GCSE Mathematics, English and Science. You must meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to the course start date in November each year. All students will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health screening. You’ll be required to demonstrate an awareness of, and commitment to, the core values of the NHS which aspires to provide the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and public accountability, and gives priority to the interests of patients. We base our selection decisions on these values and how well you are able to express them on your application and performance on our selection day. While we value your caring experience it is still important that you meet the academic entry requirements of the programme. If you are currently studying towards meeting the entry requirements then you are welcome to apply. If you meet first degree requirements but aren’t sure if your GCSE/equivalent qualifications are sufficient then please contact us to discuss this. To apply for the programme you must be able to demonstrate that you have a good standard of secondary education. Please see the website for full entry requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|