Nursing (Adult) University of Huddersfield

Undergraduate

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 links with NHS Trusts and experienced lecturers and mentors, this course could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.

We know just how challenging and rewarding it can be to work in the rapidly changing world of health professions. That’s why, from day one on this course, 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. And while the focus of your studies will be on caring for adults, you’ll also gain an understanding of how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of nursing including child and mental health.

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. In our fully equipped simulated ward, you’ll have the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice in a safe environment using our patient simulators. The course aims to help you become a confident, competent, caring and compassionate nurse. You'll develop a range of specialist skills including communication, decision-making, team working and upholding professional values.

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 learn and develop both practical and theoretical skills in order to help and achieve your full potential as an adult nurse and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Foundations of Nursing 1; Foundations of Nursing 2; Fundamentals of Nursing Practice; Professional Development and Research 1. Year 2 Core modules: Developing an Enhanced Understanding of Practice; Interprofessional Working in Context; Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches; Research 2. Year 3 Core modules: Complex Needs and Enhanced Care - Adult; Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management; Managing Enhanced and Complex Practice; Research 3.

Assessment method

A combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning, and practical exams. This includes essays, reports, case studies, OSCE’s, simulated exams, in-class test, as well as conference, group and poster presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B700
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including Grade B at A Level in a Biological Science, Psychology, Maths or Health and Social Care, or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care.
A level BBB including a Biological Science, Psychology, Maths or Health and Social Care, but excluding General Studies. 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 in Health and Social Care. BTEC Applied Science is accepted only if you have studied specific units, please contact the admissions assistant for further details.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
45 Level 3 credits 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit including 15 credit modules in a Biological Science or Psychology.

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Grade B.

In addition, at the time of application, you must 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 equivalent.

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

- Candidates for whom English is not the first language are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 7.0 overall and no less than 7.0 in any component (academic or general test). This is a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirement

- 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

- 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 - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)

Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process.

Health checks

Occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process.

Interview

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.

You will receive an email outlining the requirements that are necessary for this interview.

Other

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees detailed are the fees agreed for 17/18. These may be subject to an inflationary rise in 18/19.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/