University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Adult Nursing

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Course summary

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Ranked 10th in the country for Nursing and Midwifery in the Best UK University Guardian League table (2021) and consistently achieving a high students’ employment rate, you can be confident that you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge when you graduate. Our three year Adult Nursing course will give you the ability to cope with a demanding and satisfying profession, leading to a BSc Adult Nursing (Hons) and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The structure provides a strong foundation in adult nursing with skills based upon the theory taught at the University and clinical placements. You will be introduced to a range of care settings to familiarise you with emerging patterns of care and allow you to choose a specialist area. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise:
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020

Course details

Modules

STAGE 1: • Interprofessional Education (compulsory) • Discovering My Identity as a Nurse (compulsory) • Professionalism and Public Protection in Nursing (compulsory) • Exploring the Evidence Base for Nursing (compulsory) • Developing Competence in Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines (compulsory) • Guided Participation in Nursing Care (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Constructing and Developing My Nursing Identity (compulsory) • Applying Understanding of Nursing Professionalism and Protection of the Public in Nursing (compulsory) • Interpreting the Evidence Base Influencing Adult Nursing (compulsory) • Demonstrating Continuing Competence in the Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines (compulsory) • Active Participation in Nursing Care (compulsory) STAGE 3: • Practice Development 3 (compulsory) • Nursing Practice 3 (compulsory) • Complex Care in Adult Nursing Practice (compulsory) • Nursing Fields Numeracy Test (compulsory) • Dissertation Practice Improvement Plan (compulsory). Module information is quoted for 2020/21 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

All assessment is marked in accordance with the University’s regulations. There are a variety of assessments throughout the study, for example the students have simulations to work through, reflective accounts to write, essays, presentations, drug calculations exam and more. The students are also assessed in practice on the skills they are learning.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B700
Institution code:
N38
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent qualifications required. Key Skills level 2 Application of number is accepted in place of Mathematics and Communication in place of English Language..

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Numeracy and literacy test at interview.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Adult Nursing at University of Northampton - UCAS