University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Nursing Foundation year will explore the theoretical aspects of health and nursing. You will examine key health and nursing concepts while having the opportunity to develop the academic and research skills required to enable you to succeed in your nursing degree.
The course will prepare you to become a registered adult nurse and you will learn how to assess, plan and evaluate the needs of the patient with complex acute and long-term illness, promote health and wellbeing, and communicate effectively with professional colleagues and service users. You will learn to become an adaptable, flexible practitioner who will be able to lead care, supervise others and work in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
Please note: upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress onto the BN Adult Nursing programme at any of the four University of Chester sites which currently deliver Nursing degrees (Chester, Crewe, Warrington or Wirral). However, the University is seeking approval from the NMC to deliver a BN Adult Nursing degree at University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2021. If this is granted then you will be given the option to continue your Nursing studies at University Centre Shrewsbury.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this programme, please refer to the University of Chester's website.
Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.
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.
|Campus name||University Centre Shrewsbury|
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:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass overall|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
Please note, as our BN (Hons) Adult Nursing University Centre Shrewsbury programme is subject to validation, successful Foundation Year students may be required to transfer to Chester for the duration of their BN Adult Nursing Degree.
Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent.
Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, e.g. NVQ, QCF Diploma. Our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|