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Nursing (Adult) University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview
Developed and delivered in partnership with local healthcare providers, this practical BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult) degree course prepares you for a career as an adult nurse in primary or secondary care. 

You'll develop practical skills in safe, simulated teaching environments and apply your skills under supervision from experienced professionals on work placements with our network of healthcare providers.

At the end of the course, you'll be eligible to apply for part 1 (Adult) of the professional Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. This allows you to work as a nurse in the UK. 

This course is pending approval against the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) 2018 standards. 

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), meaning the course meets the standards of education, training, conduct and performance required for nurses in the UK.

For pre-registration nursing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018, Part 1: Standards Framework for nursing and midwifery education, 5.12, page 12) state that there is no compensation between theory and practice learning.

It is your responsibility to seek registration with the NMC, on completion of your course. This registration must be sought within 5 years of successful completion of your course.

This course is also endorsed by Skills for Care, which is an indicator of quality for learning and development in the adult social care sector.

What you'll experience
On this course you’ll:

  • Learn the skills and knowledge you’ll need to thrive as a nurse

  • Develop practical skills in our safe, simulated teaching environments, then apply your skills on work placement

  • Develop critical thinking, resilience and leadership skills

  • Use medical manikins and simulated patients within our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care to build the skills and confidence that you’ll rely on in your career

  • Learn to confidently examine, assess, and treat patients in community and hospital settings

Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, you'll be eligible to apply for registration on part 1 (Adult) of the professional Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, which allows you to work as a Registered Nurse in the UK. If you want to work as a nurse abroad, you may also need to register with an overseas nursing body.

What can you do with a Nursing (Adult) degree?
Graduates could go on to work as:

  • nursing roles in primary or secondary care in the UK and overseas

  • charity and aid work

  • advanced practice nurse specialism

  • nurse education and mentoring

  • healthcare management in ward sister or lead nurse roles

  • What jobs can you do with a Nursing (Adult) degree?

Job roles graduates could go on to include:

  • community nurse

  • critical care nurse

  • palliative care nurse specialist

  • practice nursing

  • care home manager

  • resuscitation training officer

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 core modules in this year include: Foundation of Evidence Based Practice, Foundations of Nursing Professional Practice, Personalising Nursing Care, Science Informing Practice.
Year 2 core modules in this year include: Acute Care Across Care Settings, Applied Nursing Professional Practice, Engaging with Service Improvement, Evidence Based Decision Making, Nursing People with Long Term Conditions.
Year 3 core modules in this year include: Complexities of Adult Nursing, Leading Safe and Effective Care, Professional Nursing Practice, Service Improvement Project.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through Academic work including essays, reports, case studies and reflective accounts, Performance-based clinical practice assessments including portfolios and simulation, In-class tests and examinations, Presentations and scientific posters, Work-based projects, Online learning activities.
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 B740
Institution code P80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points 104 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include 32 points from a Science subject. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
A level 104 Tariff points from 3 A levels, to include a Science subject at grade C.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Must include 6 units in a Science subject at Merit or above.
Access to HE Diploma 106 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science, Health & Social Care or Nursing), to include a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Science subjects at merit or above.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 50, to include a Principal Subject in a Science subject at M3.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points 28 points from the IB Diploma, with 654 at Higher Level, to include 5 points from a Higher Level in a Science subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H4, H4 To include a Higher Level Science subject at H3.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, to include a Science subject at grade D.

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Health checks

All offers are subject to Occupational Health clearance.

Interview

All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 185.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 185.
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 7.0.
PTE Academic 68.0 An overall score of 68 with a minimum of 68 in each skill.
Trinity ISE Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**

Provider information

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University of Portsmouth
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP


Clearing contact details

University Admissions Centre - Clearing

023 9284 8000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

​​Clearing Hotline opening hours: Thursday 15th August - 07:00 - 20:00, Friday 16th August - 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday 17th August - 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 18th August - Closed, Monday 19th August onwards - 08:30 - 17:15,


Course contact details

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University Admissions Centre

023 9284 5566