The programme is studied full time over three years and you will be expected to attend study and placements during the weeks specified on the programme planner. This will be made available to you on commencement of the course.
Equal value is placed on theory and practice for the duration of the BSc Nursing programme and you will develop confidence and competence in the achievement of the NMC proficiencies through your engagement with practice-related experiences.
Throughout the length of the course you will be introduced to essential knowledge that a nurse is required to understand to enable the delivery of effective person-centred care. This will include an introduction to, and development of, knowledge of biological sciences, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicine management, communication, professional, ethical and legal requirements, health promotion, knowledge of evidence-led practice, along with an advancing range of clinical skills that will be developed whilst on placement and in the university setting.
Emphasis is placed on your ability to research and study independently and work with your student colleagues. The programme aims to develop your skills of self-reflection and ability to reason and develop your critical thinking skills.
The University of Cumbria has excellent clinical skills and simulation facilities including simulated ward areas, high dependency care areas, home spaces and a brand new dedicated ‘immersive simulation room’. These spaces are used throughout the duration of the course and enable you to experience ‘real-life’ scenarios in a simulated environment.
On this course you will...
- Develop and accomplish the knowledge and skills you need to practise and provide evidenced-based and compassionate care as a registered nurse.
- Develop skills of assessment, clinical decision making and managing complex care in a variety of settings.
- Learn and work alongside all fields of nursing and the multi-disciplinary team whilst on placement, and recognise the contribution of different health professionals' roles and expertise.
- Develop skills through a range of nursing placements that will be a mixture of hospital and community settings, and through skills teaching and simulated practice.
- Prepare you for a future leadership role in nursing practice.
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