BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Course code B700

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Course code B700

Key course details

Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2021
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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We’ve designed our Adult Nursing course with your modern nursing career in mind, so not only is 50% of your degree spent on clinical placements, but you’ll frequently put your academic knowledge into practice using our mock wards and clinical simulation facilities.


Why Choose Adult Nursing at the University of Cumbria

Your employability will be boosted because you’ll experience both city and rural healthcare systems and have the chance to develop as a nurse who can manage and influence changes in nursing and healthcare.

And, since we’re one of only a few UK universities offering adult nursing, children's nursing, learning disability nursing and mental health nursing; you’ll gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to bolster your professional development.

  • 100% of student nurses who wanted a job after graduation have done so successfully.
  • Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register to practice as a qualified adult nurse.
  • Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers give you great employment prospects.
  • Guaranteed accommodation.
  • Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning.
  • Opportunity to undertake your own research or alongside academic tutors.
  • Boost your care skills with events enabling you to see the journey from a patient’s perspective.
  • Take part in campaigns to implement positive changes in healthcare provision.
  • Develop leadership skills and learn to manage a team to boost your career.
  • Former students have won prestigious national awards for their work in nursing.

Our primary goal is to see you become an excellent adult nurse, who has a sound and current knowledge of issues and conditions affecting patients across a wide range of clinical practice settings.

You’ll be supported closely throughout your degree so that you step into a role as an adult nurse who can confidently make a difference to other peoples’ lives when it matters.

I choose UOC because of the proximity to my home and I knew that the university had a good reputation for people acquiring nursing jobs after graduating from their nursing course. One of the best things about the course was the support offered not only by my personal tutor but by the lecturers leading the modules...I loved the nature of my particular course as it was really interactive, 50% of the time in university and 50% out on various placements to support the theory we were learning". - Charlene Meadowcroft (Alumni, District Nurse, Cumbria Partnership).

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Graduate destinations

You'll finish this course fully-qualified to join the NMC Register, allowing you to practice as an adult nurse. The need for qualified nurses is ever-expanding, so you can be confident that your qualification will open up many doors for employment. You'll also be ready to take on one of our post-registration courses to continue your professional development.

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