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

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Course summary

On completion of the BSc Adult Nursing programme you will meet the requirements for entry onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council register and be awarded with a Higher Education degree from the University of Cumbria. The programme is designed to prepare you to develop into a competent, safe and knowledgeable practitioner who is confident in delivering high quality, evidence-based and compassionate care and with the expertise you need to develop future nursing practice. Course Overview The programme is studied full time over three years and you will be expected to attend study and placements during the weeks specified on the programme planner. This will be made available to you on commencement of the course. Equal value is placed on theory and practice for the duration of the BSc Nursing Programme and you will develop confidence and competence in the achievement of the NMC proficiencies through your engagement with practice-related experiences Throughout the length of the course you will be introduced to essential knowledge that a nurse is required to understand to enable the delivery of effective person centred care. This will include introduction to and development of, knowledge of biological sciences, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicine management, communication, professional, ethical and legal requirements, health promotion, knowledge of evidence led practice along with an advancing range of clinical skills that will be developed whilst on placement and in the University setting. The University of Cumbria has excellent clinical skills and simulation facilities including simulated ward areas, high dependency care areas, home spaces and a brand new state of the art ‘immersive simulation room’. These spaces are used throughout the duration of the course and enable you to experience ‘real life’ scenarios in a simulated environment. On this course you will...

  • Develop and accomplish the knowledge and skills you need to practise and provide evidenced based and compassionate care as a registered nurse.
  • Develop skills of assessment, clinical decision making and managing complex care in a variety of settings.
  • Learn and work alongside all fields of nursing and the multi-disciplinary team whilst on placement and recognise the contribution of the different health professional’s role and expertise.
  • Develop skills through a range of nursing placements that will be a mixture of hospital and community settings and through skills teaching and simulated practice.
  • Prepare you for a future leadership role in nursing practice.
What you will learn You will spend 50% of the programme on clinical placement being supervised and assessed by practice staff. The theoretical input is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using a variety of teaching and learning approaches. The programme will equip you to deliver safe and effective care to the highest standards and ensure you practice with compassion and confidence. You will be taught to make complex decisions regarding patient care in diverse settings and with different patient groups. 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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