University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Nursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing

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Course summary

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We’ve designed this course with your modern nursing career in mind, so not only is 50% of your degree spent on clinical placements, but you’ll frequently put your academic knowledge into practice using our mock wards and high fidelity clinical simulation facilities. Why Choose University of Cumbria Your employability will be boosted because you’ll experience both city and rural healthcare systems and have the chance to develop as a nurse who can manage and influence changes in nursing and healthcare. Since we’re one of only a few UK universities offering adult nursing, children's nursing, learning disability nursing and mental health nursing; you'll gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to bolster your professional development.

  • 100% of student nurses who wanted a job after graduation have done so successfully
  • Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register to practice as a qualified adult nurse
  • Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers give you great employment prospects
  • Guaranteed accommodation
  • Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning
  • Opportunity to undertake your own research or alongside academic tutors
  • Boost your care skills with events enabling you to see the journey from a patient’s perspective
  • Take part in campaigns to implement positive changes in healthcare provision
  • Develop leadership skills and learn to manage a team to boost your career
  • Former students have won prestigious national awards for their work in nursing
Our primary goal is to see you become an excellent adult nurse, who has a sound and current knowledge of issues and conditions affecting patients across a wide range of clinical practice settings. You'll be supported closely throughout your degree so that you step into a role as an adult nurse who can confidently make a difference to other peoples' lives when it matters. With career opportunities for qualified nurses expanding, our course aims to ensure you're a skilled, confident and problem-solving individual best-placed to work as a qualified nurse. You will study modules alongside colleagues from other fields of nursing - and with other health and social care professionals - to fully appreciate the complexities of working within a dynamic and challenging environment. Here's what you can expect from each study year: Year One - You'll focus on anatomy and physiology, developing and enhancing your communication skills, exploring ethical principles in nursing and health and developing your clinical skills both in University and in Practice. Placements are in the clinic, outpatients, hospital wards and community settings. Year Two - You'll learn about acute care, trauma and managing more complex patients. Placements are in hospital medical and surgical areas with short placements in theatres, recovery and high dependency areas such as ITU, CCU and A&E. There is an opportunity for you to organise your own enrichment placement to get your own unique nursing experience. Year Three - Your knowledge and skills will be further expanded and you'll learn about managing chronic conditions palliative care and end of life care. Placements this year are generally in the community and in hospital. In this final year, you'll hone your management and service improvement skills, which will help you to develop into your staff nurse role.

Course details


Year one: Applied Biological Sciences for Health Professional Practice & Accountability Developing Evidence-Based Practice Introduction to Communication & Interpersonal Skills Concepts of Health & Social Policy Introduction to Adult Nursing Year two: Pharmacology & Medicines Therapeutics Living with Long Term Conditions across the Lifespan Learning From the “Lived Experience” Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic Context Primary Care & Community Practice • Secondary & Tertiary Care Year three: Clinical Decision Making & Complex Care Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice Public Health Leading and Managing Health & Social Care Consolidation of Adult Nursing Practice

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4/C or above. Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English are also accepted. Adult Literacy level 2 and Adult Numeracy level 2 are also accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Nursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing at University of Cumbria - UCAS