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Course summary

Within the programme, via blended-learning and teaching approaches adult student nurses will develop knowledge, skills and attributes based around holistic physical and psychological needs; preparation for clinical skills and practice learning placement experience; evidence-based and research informed decision-making; and support within career development and self-awareness as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the chosen field of nursing. A core element of the programme is the variety of professional practice learning placements and interprofessional experiences to enhance capability and proficiency toward your career as a ‘future nurse’


Year One Modules Introduction to Nursing Practice This module introduces you to the values and responsibilities of adult nursing, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You’ll cover a wide range of key foundational areas – from professional accountability to reflective practice and emotional intelligence. You’ll also create your own professional portfolio, and get to grips with the basics of academic writing and research. Integrative Nursing Practice On this module, you’ll build on your general healthcare knowledge with learning that’s specific to adult nursing. You’ll focus on the biological, psychological and social processes that maintain people’s health, as you learn from experts who’ve worked throughout the sector. You’ll also study body systems to help you understand physiology and development. Foundations of Applied Nursing Practice This module sharpens your clinical nursing skills – you’ll continue to work on your own reflective practice as you build up your independence and confidence. Year Two Modules Evidence in Nursing Practice To begin your second-year studies, we’ll be exploring research methods and evidence-based practice in greater detail. This will help you to understand how evidence – alongside clinical expertise – drives quality in nursing care and service development. We’ll also be looking at how to build resilience as a nursing professional – one of the field’s most important and valued attributes. Biopsychosocial Approaches in Nursing Practice Focused on the biopsychosocial model, this module explores the causes and consequences of physical / psychological ill-health. You’ll study anatomy, physiology and body systems, as well as the effect of medications on the body. Supported by a range of experienced professionals, you’ll also examine different psychological and social models, as you assess the impact of ill-health on individuals, families and communities. Applied Nursing Practice in Complex Care You’ll round off your second-year studies with a deeper look at delivering care to individuals with complex needs – as well as their families. To do this, you’ll explore a range of clinical skills within the classroom, our simulation environment, and real-world practice settings. Through this, you’ll develop your understanding of the interventions that can improve service users’ health. Year Three Modules Innovating and Improving Healthcare Practice This module looks at the strategies that help nurses to maintain and improve quality in healthcare – including a focus on managing change within the healthcare setting. You’ll also develop your knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice to a deeper level: with the support of our academic team, you’ll undertake an independent written project to generate your own recommendations for healthcare practice education or research. In turn, your work will provide new learning opportunities for your peers and colleagues in adult nursing. Leadership in Nursing The module examines the role and responsibilities of registered adult nurses as leaders in healthcare, and mangers of interprofessional teams. You’ll examine the key concepts that underpin successful leadership, drawing on the reflective skills you’ve developed throughout the course to develop your own leadership style. This will prepare you effectively for the role of Practice Supervisor, following your qualification. Once again, you’ll benefit from our “interprofessional” approach, as you learn from – and work directly with – experts across the healthcare sector. Leading and Managing Applied Nursing Care This final module consolidates everything you’ve learned throughout the course – allying the hands-on experience you’ve developed on placement to the theoretical and academic skills you’ve acquired in the classroom. With this approach, you’ll be fully prepared to practice as a registered adult nurse.

Assessment method

This is a multi-disciplinary programme, and you’ll be assessed through a range of methods and activities. These include: OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) – practical demonstrations of your hands-on nursing skills in a simulated environment observations by Practice Educators of your competency in practice an ePortfolio (PebblePad) case studies reflective accounts presentations essays multiple-choice and short-answer exams your own independent nursing project

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 also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Nursing (Adult) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS