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Course summary

Gain hands-on skills and experience on a course where 50% of your learning is practice based and course completion leads to registration as a qualified adult nurse. Plus, we have some of the highest graduate employment rates in the country. A nurse needs to be able to assess care needs then plan, implement and evaluate care for people with a wide range of illnesses. This calls for excellent communication skills and compassion as well as specialist knowledge and nursing skills, all of which you acquire from this degree. Fifty per cent of your time is spent in practice, learning to provide care across a range of settings including medical and surgical nursing, care of older people, community nursing and acute nursing. The other 50% of your time is university based, learning in the classroom, in individual study and simulated practice environments. Areas of study include care across the lifespan; assessment and interventions; complex care; public health; planning, delivering and coordinating care; and advocacy, empowerment and protection. Why choose this course?

  • Develop the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours needed to nurse adults professionally and compassionately
  • Learn with a team of lecturers who are all experienced registered nurses. In practice settings, you are supervised by practitioners trained to support your learning
  • Successful completion of the course leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse, allowing you to practise as an adult nurse in accordance with the NHS Constitution (see below)
  • Benefit from a course leading to a rewarding career in a range of healthcare environments, including community, hospital and residential settings. It can also provide a route into specialised clinical practice, management or education
Additional information We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.


Areas of study may include:

  • Academic skills development for nursing
  • Understanding health
  • Assessment and interventions in adult nursing practice
  • Planning, delivering and coordinating care for adults
  • Advocacy, empowerment and protection
  • Leading complex care in adult nursing
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Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition applicants should have or be working towards five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent). We will consider alternative qualifications but please note that NVQ Level 3 and A Level General Studies are not accepted. If you would like to check if you would be qualified for our course please contact the Admissions Team.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



In addition applicants should have or be working towards five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website,
Adult Nursing at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS