This dynamic, interactive, professional course places the needs of patients and their families, and Adult Nursing practice, at its centre. Our team are committed to supporting you to realise your potential to become a compassionate, competent and autonomous adult nurse, able to meet current and future healthcare demands. The course is delivered by experienced registered nurses who have expertise in both teaching and research, all four fields of nursing, and a variety of clinical specialities, including district nursing, health visiting, medical, surgery and critical and intensive care. We work closely with local acute and community providers, ensuring that the course remains contemporary. Practical learning in our state-of-the-art skills labs, supported by key theoretical knowledge, will prepare you for placements in hospitals during your course, ensuring you gain real, hands-on experience. You will learn how to assess, plan and evaluate the needs of patients with complex acute and long-term illness, promote health and wellbeing, and communicate effectively with professional colleagues and service users. You will learn to become an adaptable, flexible practitioner who will be able to lead care, supervise others and work in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Teaching of this Foundation Year will be at our Chester campus. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then proceed onto the accredited nursing course.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's website.
Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent. Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, e.g. NVQ, QCF Diploma. Our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|