Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Adult Nursing (Blended Learning)

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Course summary

This degree combines flexible, fully interactive digital learning with practical clinical placements to lead you to an immensely rewarding adult nursing career within the United Kingdom.

  • Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration as a nurse on successful completion of the course*.
  • The course consists of 50% academic content, of which 95% is delivered flexibly online and 5% timetabled face-to-face sessions. The remaining 50% is placement-based learning, of which up to 25% will be simulated.
  • Ranked 11th in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2022All home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs*.
Key Benefits
  • If you consider yourself a caring and compassionate individual, adult nursing can be considered one of most rewarding professions you can choose to work in, as well as being challenging, varied and with excellent career prospects. As a qualified adult nurse, you will be able work with a wide spectrum of service users across a vast range of services and settings – from emergency departments, critical care, medical and surgical wards to hospices, nursing homes, general practice and in people's own homes.
  • Nurses work with people in a wide variety of roles and settings. This course has been designed to develop professionals who are not only highly skilled but also caring, compassionate, effective communicators and have the capacity to be emotionally resilient.
  • This course aims to prepare you for the dynamic and fast changing health and social care system, which should help you to develop into an adaptable, flexible, reflective, competent and compassionate practitioner. The blended learning approach is suited to well-motivated, digitally confident individuals who prefer the option to study flexibly during theory modules.
  • We will encourage you to develop an in-depth understanding of the organisation and culture of modern health care systems, aiming to equip you with the confidence to be able to take a stronger role in the leadership and management of resources in delivering treatment and healthcare options to patients.
  • Throughout your studies, in groups and individually, you will be asked to undertake profession-specific health and social care related projects and case studies.
  • Blended degrees combine flexible, fully interactive digital learning with practical clinical placements and are designed to break down barriers for people wanting to get into nursing.
  • Students are required to attend university for approximately 5 days a year to attend classroom-based clinical skills and practical teaching and to meet your peers. This teaching will take place at either the university’s Coventry or London campuses.
  • Each academic year comprises two blocks of clinical placements with practice providers. Each block is 10 weeks in duration and is worth 400 hours in clinical practice. Our placement areas are spread across the following geographical regions: Coventry and Warwickshire, Luton, Dunstable and Bedfordshire, London and Scarborough. Places are limited depending on geographical placement provider so please note that you may be offered an alternative start date. Start dates of practice placements may be changed depending on availability of placements at that time. We are currently growing new relationships with placement providers. Please feel free to contact us in relation to placement area provision prior to application*.
  • Your studies will be complemented with significant insights into mental health, learning disability and children and young people’s nursing; looking at specific issues and challenges faced to broaden your knowledge and expertise.


Year One This provides the foundations for nursing practice and university study. After successfully completing year one, you will have developed an understanding of the scientific principles of nursing and the importance of evidence-based practice and putting patients and their families at the centre of care. Practical skills should ensure you are able to perform fundamental care to vulnerable adults whilst on placement. Year Two This year builds on the foundations learnt in year one. Modules become more adult nursing focused and include pathophysiology of common diseases, relevant assessment of patients that informs planning and evaluating care and how practice is based on robust evidence. Year Three This year aims to consolidate and build on the learning undertaken in the previous two years. Drawing on theory and practice you should gain an appreciation of the value of the contribution of other health professionals when making decisions about the needs of patients who require complex care. You will be asked to investigate the contemporary issues relevant to adult nursing and explore the skills commonly required to become an accountable practitioner who is able to co-ordinate a team. Practical skills will mirror those required for a newly qualified nurse. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Coursework Practice placement Formal examinations Virtual Simulated Placements Simulations Objective Structured Clinical Examinations Presentations The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Adult Nursing (Blended Learning) at Coventry University - UCAS