Adult Nursing at University of Northampton - UCAS

Course summary

Ranked 12th in the country for general Nursing in the Best UK University Guardian League table (2024) 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. You will also gain Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) within this programme. The NHS Learning Support Fund Students, studying nursing, midwifery and many of the allied health professions courses from September 2020, may be eligible for a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. They may be able to apply for Financial support at the university through the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) which offers eligible students additional support while studying for their degree. This is in addition to the Student Loan from the Student Loans Company*. 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.
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024*.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 apply. See northampton.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation/ for more information ✱✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱✱ the information provided above is correct for the academic year 2023/24 but please check the NHS LSF website for full details, any changes and updates.

Modules

STAGE 1: • 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: • Transforming and Innovating Adult Nursing (compulsory) • Developing My Nurse Identity Towards Becoming a Registrant (compulsory) • Becoming a Professional, Responsible, and Accountable Registered Nurse (compulsory) • Demonstrating Competence and Confidence in Safe, Effective Administration and Optimization of Medicines and the Health Numeracy Assessment (compulsory) • Leading and Coordinating Adult Nursing Care (compulsory).

  • Students must take all modules. Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules, whether identified as compulsory or designated. The name of the Ordinary Degree will differ from that of the Honours Degree due to professional body requirements. Details can be found in the relevant Supplementary Regulations.
**Module information is quoted for 2023/24 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. We supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details. Our external examiners are registered nurses who also hold recordable teaching qualifications approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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:
Waterside Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

We look forward to welcoming you to an interview or audition at the University of Northampton. Interviews and auditions are designed to be positive, supportive experiences and around 40% of our courses include one of these as part of the process. If you are invited for an interview or audition you will receive an email from us with all the details about what you need to prepare. You may also see an interview/audition notification via UCAS on your UCAS Hub account. Please note that school servers can block emails from us so make sure to use your personal email address in your application. This is also a good idea as it allows you to still have access to your UCAS account once you have left school/college. You can see the details about what will happen at the interview or audition for your subject area at www.northampton.ac.uk/undergraduate/applicant-interviews. If you have questions about the interview or audition process here at UON you can email [email protected].

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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

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

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