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Course summary

You’re passionate, caring and want to make a difference in the lives of others. Our course is designed to give you the professional and academic qualifications you need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and excel as a practicing nurse. This degree will enable you to hit the ground running to work as an adult nurse in a variety of settings including hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, nursing homes, the armed forces and many more. Course Overview You’ll divide your time between academic study and practice-based placements. Working with highly experienced professionals you will support people accessing health and social care to boost your skills and confidence. Placements are available across the sector, including inpatient, community, private and voluntary sector provision. Additionally, there will be the opportunity for you to arrange an enrichment placement that could involve national or international work. Our tutors will share their extensive professional expertise to develop your knowledge and understanding of nursing practice. You will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Learning will include the use of clinical labs, mock hospital wards, guest speakers, workshops and role-play. All of which will be supported by a wide variety of online learning opportunities, via our innovative virtual learning environment. On this course you will...

  • Develop skills that allow you to practice as a confident and competent nurse and enjoy a rewarding career in the area of nursing that excites you.
  • Learn and work alongside all fields of nursing and recognise the contribution of each others expertise.
  • Benefit from our small, friendly team with a wealth of collective experience to share with you and support you.
  • Utilise modern facilities to enhance your clinical skill development and acquisition.
  • Perform placements in both rural and urban areas, gaining diverse practice experience.
What you will learn 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 professional. 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. 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 C or above or equivalent. Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, Adult Literacy level 2 and Adult Numeracy level 2 are also accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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 £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Nursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing at University of Cumbria - UCAS