Adult Nursing at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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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 with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an 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
  • Benefit from University facilities that include new simulation labs with state-of-the-art medical mannequins so you can experience real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment
  • Successful completion of the course leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council allowing you to practise as an adult nurse in accordance with the NHS Constitution (see below)
  • You will also receive at least £5,000 a year, with further funding available for eligible students with the NHS bursary.
The NHS Constitution brings together details of what staff patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS 'aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism'. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process. 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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website,
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