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Whether you’d like to provide care for adults in community or acute settings, this innovative nursing degree is designed to provide a great foundation for your future career. Regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with strong partnerships with NHS Trusts, private and voluntary organisations, as well as teaching and support from experienced lecturers, practice supervisors and assessors, this course could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.
Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be an adult nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.
You'll have opportunity to learn key clinical skills and engage in simulation-based learning within a safe environment utilising human patient simulators to enhance your confidence, competence and understanding of patient care.
You’ll undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, in the community, as well as voluntary and private sectors.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- You’ll also learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive and mental health care needs of all patients and service users across their lifespan.
The course aims to help you become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate nurse. From day one, you’ll get the opportunity to learn in a supportive, forward-thinking and well-connected environment. You’ll explore all aspects of nursing, from the fundamentals of providing care to more advanced topics such as complex needs, and leadership and management. You'll develop a range of specialist skills including communication, decision-making, team working and upholding professional values, as well as practical and theoretical skills in order to help and achieve your full potential as an adult nurse and meet the NMC Standards.
Becoming a Professional - Adult Nursing
Introduction to Adult Nursing
Nursing Practice 1
Nursing Practice 2
Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing
Developing as a Professional
Developing Critical Knowledge and Skills in Adult Nursing
Developing Knowledge and Evidence for Adult Nursing Practice
Nursing Practice 3
Nursing Practice 4
Being a Professional
Enhancing Knowledge and Skills in Adult Nursing
Nursing Practice 5
Nursing Practice 6
Using Evidence and Research to Enhance Adult Nursing Practice
An average of 7% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. You'll be taught by a team who really understand what it is like be an adult nurse and are able to demonstrate the latest techniques and procedures, whilst supporting you to put these skills and qualities into practice.
A range of teaching and learning strategies are used to suit different learning styles. Teaching is delivered through seminars, lectures, group work, practical experience, simulation and practical skills experience. Our virtual learning environment and state of the art simulation equipment provides you with the opportunity to put the skills and theory you've learnt into practice.
You'll be assessed through a combination of coursework and practice/competency based learning. This includes essays, reports, case studies, presentations, simulated and scenario based assessment, as well as exams. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.
Once you’ve submitted your application form to UCAS you may be invited to attend an interview.
The teaching year normally starts in September with breaks at Christmas, Easter and Summer, finishing with a main examination/assessment period in May/June. Timetables are normally available one month before registration. This is a full-time course, so you may have to attend every day of the week.
Your course is made up of modules and each module is worth a number of credits. Each year you study core modules to the value of 120 credits, adding up to 360 credits in total for a bachelor’s qualification.
If you achieve 120 credits for the current stage you are at, you may progress to the next stage of your course, subject to any professional, statutory or regulatory body guidelines.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.|
|A level||BBB||The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
|45 Level 3 credits 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit.|
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at Grade B.
In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of adult nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills.
* Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record
* If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable
* You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination
* You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning (http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/) towards this course. Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning.
* If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying
Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study.
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships available, please visit our website for more details - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Human and Health Science - Nursing
+44 (0)1484 472199
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625