BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

You’re passionate, caring and want to make a difference in the lives of others. Our course is designed to give you the professional and academic qualifications you need to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council and excel as a practicing nurse.

This degree will enable you to hit the ground running to work as an adult nurse in a variety of settings including hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, nursing homes, the armed forces and many more.

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Course Overview

You’ll divide your time between academic study and practice-based placements. Working with highly experienced professionals you will support people accessing health and social care to boost your skills and confidence. Placements are available across the sector, including inpatient, community, private and voluntary sector provision. Additionally, there will be the opportunity for you to arrange an enrichment placement that could involve national or international work. Our tutors will share their extensive professional expertise to develop your knowledge and understanding of nursing practice. You will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Learning will include the use of clinical labs, mock hospital wards, guest speakers, workshops and role-play. All of which will be supported by a wide variety of online learning opportunities, via our innovative virtual learning environment.

On this course you will...

  • Develop skills that allow you to practice as a confident and competent nurse and enjoy a rewarding career in the area of nursing that excites you.
  • Learn and work alongside all fields of nursing and recognise the contribution of each others expertise.
  • Benefit from our small, friendly team with a wealth of collective experience to share with you and support you.
  • Utilise modern facilities to enhance your clinical skill development and acquisition.
  • Perform placements in both rural and urban areas, gaining diverse practice experience.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

With career opportunities for qualified nurses expanding, our course aims to ensure you're a skilled, confident and problem-solving individual best-placed to work as a qualified professional.

You will study modules alongside colleagues from other fields of nursing - and with other health and social care professionals - to fully appreciate the complexities of working within a dynamic and challenging environment.

Year One

You'll focus on the range of modules listed below while developing your clinical skills in University and practice. Placements are in the clinic, outpatients, hospital wards and community settings.

  • 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

You'll learn about acute care, trauma and managing complex patients. Placements are in hospital medical and surgical areas with short placements in theatres, recovery and high dependency areas such as ITU, CCU and A&E. There is the opportunity for you to organise your own enrichment placement for a unique experience.

  • 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

You'll learn about managing chronic conditions, palliative care and end of life care whilst refining your management and service improvement skills, helping you develop ready for a staff nurse role. Placements are generally in the community and the hospital.

  • 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

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