Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Adult Nursing (Dispersed Learning route for Powys-based students)

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Course summary

This Adult Nursing BN Dispersed Learning route programme is available to students domiciled in the Powys region of Wales only. Adult nurses assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate care supporting the patient's recovery or the ability to live as well as possible with their condition. This exciting new Adult Nursing BN will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully graduate as a registered adult nurse, and you will undertake practice placements in community and hospital settings with our partner organisations within Powys, with experiences in a range of adult health care related areas. Career opportunities for nursing are vast and exist in areas including primary care, or secondary care e.g. Emergency Department, specialist medical and surgical areas, or intensive care. Registered nurses’ learning is supported throughout their careers through, initially preceptorship that offers the structured support needed to successfully transition your knowledge into everyday practice, and through continuous professional development. Registered nurses who hold adult field registration (and additional registerable qualifications, for example prescribing or teaching) care for the needs of people across the lifespan. You’ll be able to experience that diversity during health and care placements where adult nurses practice which might include:

  • Primary care
  • Acute sector general and specialist medical and surgical nursing
  • Critical care nursing (intensive and high dependency care, emergency department, theatres and recovery)
  • Community nursing in the home environment
  • Care homes
Adult Nurses have the opportunity to develop their practice upon registration. This can lead to exciting and rewarding careers in roles such as; Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Specialist Nursing, Consultant Nursing, Ward management, as well as various Community specialisms, Practice Nursing and Research Nursing. The opportunities and choices are endless and offers you a rewarding career with multiple options for supported development. Bangor University accepts applications for nursing courses throughout the year, while places are still available. As this pathway is in demand, we recommend applications are submitted as soon as possible. Elements of the course can be available through the medium of Welsh and you’ll be supported to access the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol incentives. NHS funding currently available to cover fees and a contribution to living costs. Dispersed Learning for Powys This blended learning full-time Adult Nursing BN degree is only available to Powys residents who will remain in Powys for the duration of their degree allowing them to study whilst continuing to live in Powys. The taught elements of this course will follow a timetable delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment which will allow students to access lectures, seminars and skills training delivered live and recorded, and other materials to help you fit the programme around you. There will also be in-person contact with our academic staff on a weekly basis in the nominated hub in Powys during theory teaching blocks. This will ensure that students get a great combination of online and in person personalised teaching and support that is easily accessible. Placements, which make up 50% of the course, will be as close to a student’s home address as possible, however travel to placements across the Powys Teaching Health Board may be required. During your practice learning, you will attend your placement for 37.5 hours per week. On your placements, you will have the opportunity to develop and apply your theoretical knowledge and skills in a practical environment, learning about best practice and excellence in patient care from practitioners, patients, carers and relatives, and students from other professions such as radiography, midwifery, physiotherapy, social work.

Course details

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. We also welcome applications from mature learners.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Adult Nursing (Dispersed Learning route for Powys-based students) at Bangor University - UCAS