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BSc (Hons)
Adult Nursing

Undergraduate course

Take a pivotal role in healthcare. Learn how to support and coordinate health environments from hospitals to care homes.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
    03 September 2015
  • Main Location
    City Campus

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We have invested over £600,000 in a bespoke clinical skills suite to prepare you for your nursing work placements.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards excluding General Studies.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science grade C (or equivalent). Science subjects accepted include Anatomy, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Science. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, Maths and Science equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.Practical Experience:You are required to have a care experience in an adult health practice/clinical setting, such as an acute hospital or a nursing home. Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes, experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference. Your UCAS personal statement should include:1) How you have researched the profession of adult health nursing.2) Examples of how you have worked with vulnerable adults or worked within settings such as hospitals or nursing homes.3) How you have gained insight into the course e.g. Open days or speaking to nurses.4) Your personal qualities which you feel are related to nursing, including what motivates you to choose nursing as a career. You must also be able to demonstrate how you meet the NMC Key Competencies through the application process. These competencies determine the basic skills required for nursing in numeracy, communications, physicality, relationships and IT skills.Selection criteria will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be invited to a selection day. Selection days will be held between December 2014 and March 2015. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details.The selection day will involve a small group exercise, and a short IT/literacy test and a numeracy test. Performance at the selection day will determine whether you are made an offer. Applicants will be required to bring to a selection day photographic ID (Passport, Driving Licence) and original certificates for all qualifications awarded to date. If you do not possess your original certificates, we recommend making arrangements to obtain copies in preparation should you be invited to a selection day.Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 7.0.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


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Successful completion of this course will provide you with the eligibility to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. You’ll take part in employability sessions that will allow you to experience a simulated shortlisting panel and interview, undertake workshops with employers, and attend recruitment events, all designed to help you excel during recruitment processes.

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Progress from a pedagogic to an androgogic position as you move throughout the programme. You'll be given a framework enabling you to develop self awareness and progression, preparing you for practice.

You'll be inroduced to the core/ fundamental communication skills essential for sound clinical nursing practice.

Gain an introduction to normal anatomy and physiology of selected systems, progressing to explore altered physiology and function, and evidenced based nursing interventions.

You'll study the NMC criteria for Professional Values, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Nursing Practice and Decision Making and Leadership, Management and Team Working.

Look at the professional ethical and legal principles that underpin the clinical practice of registered nurses.

Prepare yourself for practice placements so you can support your developing clinical practice with theory.

Contine to look at normal anatomy and physiology of selected systems, and explore altered physiology and function and evidenced based nursing interventions.

Gain the theory and practice to achieve all the NMC criteria for the second progression point.

Further develop your personal, professional and inter-professional skills with the focus being on your interface with other professions.

Work towards achieving the NMC criteria for Values, Communication, Practice and Leadership.

Building on your first year modules, you will develop more complex counselling and interpersonal skills.

Understand the key elements of the NMC professional curriculum for Non-Medical Prescribing, linking the theory underpinning the use of medications to patient and service user centred care.

Address the core principles of leadership, management and enterprise within a local, national and international context. Explore globalisation and evaluate health care needs and provision within a dynamic context, and appraise the influence of leadership, management and innovation in contemporary health care.

Address the NMC standards for Pre Registration Education, including Professional Values, Nursing Practice and Decision Making and Leadership, Management and Team Working.

Gain theory and practice to enable all the NMC criteria to be achieved to support entry to the professional register

Develop yourunderstanding of relevant theories, services and practice tools to support therapeutic skills in working with people who have long term conditions and those approaching the end of life.

Studying with Leeds Beckett gives you access to diverse placement opportunities including Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. These organisations offer work experience placements in a variety of settings including secondary and regional care units, community teams and GP practices. You can also apply for exciting projects such as working with the medical services at Leeds and Download Festivals, Headstart or the final year Community Scheme and focus on areas of personal interest in healthcare during the volunteering strand of the course.

  • Janine Lee
    Adult NursingJanine Lee
    Senior Lecturer

    It's really rewarding to see our students develop during their time with us, using the knowledge and skills that they acquire during university and practice to realise their own potential and become compassionate and caring nurses.

  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee
    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website


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  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

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