Nursing at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Course summary

This three-year full-time degree has been designed to prepare students for eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). Through a range of theory and practice-based learning modules, students will develop their knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to robustly lead nursing teams in the coordination and delivery of high-quality, safe, person-centred care through achievement of proficiencies as required by the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses. In accordance with the NMC (2018) Standards for pre-registration nursing programmes, the programme totals 4600 hours of study including a minimum of 2300 hours (50% of the programme) in clinical practice in a range of settings. Over the 3 years students will develop knowledge of the nursing profession and the socio-political context contemporary healthcare is delivered within. The programme focuses on the social determinants of health and how poverty, housing, education, and class can impact an individual’s health. Specialist subject matter such as the health needs of the homeless and those seeking asylum will be addressed and students encouraged to develop advocacy and a strong sense of justice to address health inequality and inequity. The programme will have generic content along with the Adult speciality. (We are looking to also add Mental health, Child, and Learning Disabilities in coming years) These are taught together ensuring all nursing students are aware of the need to support individuals and the families across the lifespan in all healthcare settings. The development of knowledge and skills in research, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making will be explored ensuring understanding of the relevance of applying research to everyday nursing practice. In addition management of highly complex care and whole-body systems assessments including respiratory, circulatory, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and skin status and interpreting findings will be explored. As students enter their final year, they will focus on the importance of developing robust healthcare case-management skills to lead and manage high-quality, safe nursing care. To maximise learning and to promote application of theory to practice, all placements will include structured learning outcomes relevant to the academic modules. Students will attend seminars and lectures with all specialties and will have sessions within each module that are field-specific, and module assessments will be aligned to their chosen speciality. To summarise the key elements of the programme: •The course provides innovative and inclusive teaching methods and a wide range of learning opportunities allowing application of the theoretical knowledge and skills required for the population in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment. • The provision of knowledge and understanding in concepts of equity, equality and diversity will be applied to the nursing care of those with complex health and social needs. • Access to high fidelity simulation with first-class technology will allow students to develop skills in supporting, caring, and assessing patients. • Masterclasses throughout the curriculum provide opportunities for in-depth learning on contemporary issues in healthcare. • Nursing at PMU recognises the need to support students throughout their nursing journey and students will be encouraged to develop strong peer support using teamwork in both seminars and simulation. • The team of highly experienced nursing lecturers are committed to providing exemplary pastoral support and understand the challenges faced by students working in a clinical environment. Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse.


Year 1: NURC01 Essentials of Nursing Practice 20 credits NURC02 Placement 1: Integrated Care for Nursing Students 30 credits NURC03 Social determinants of health 20 credits NURC04 Biological and pharmacological aspects of Health and wellbeing. 20 credits NURC05 Placement 2: Integrated care for nursing students Part 2 30 credits Year 2: NURD01 The role of Evidence based practice in clinical decision making 30 credits NURD02 Placement 1: Enhancing care and clinical decision making 30 credits NURD03 Developing knowledge and skills in Complex Care. 30 credits NURD04 Placement 2: Improving safety & quality of care for those with complex needs in practice 30 credits Year 3: NURH01 Healthcare Management 30 credits NURH02 Placement 1: Healthcare Management in practice 30 credits NURH03 Quality Improvement 30 credits NURH04 Placement 2: Improving Quality of Care (Consolidation and sign-off) 30 credits

Assessment method

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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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Students will be required to demonstrate values in accordance with The NMC Code (2018) Professional standards of practice for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and capability to learn behaviours in accordance with The Code An annual self declaration will be required whilst registered on the coure.

English language requirements

GCSE English at Grade 4 / C or above, or L2 Functional Skills in English If English is not the applicant’s first language and they do not have GCSE English Grade 4 /C or above or L2 Functional Skills, then IELTS (or equivalent qualification) will be required with an overall score of at least 7.0 (at least 6.5 in all elements sections)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Nursing at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS