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Adult Nursing
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Adult Nursing

September 2018 applications are now closed. Applications are open for the January 2019 intake.
For students wishing to apply to the Harrogate Placement Pathway (January 2019 only) please note the following:

On successful completion of your BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Harrogate Trust will contract to guarantee you a job for at least two years with staff development opportunities. Applicants to the Harrogate Placement Pathway will be required to accept this mutually beneficial contract in order to qualify for this pathway. Apply Now: BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (Harrogate & District Foundation Trust)
International Scholarships available

Overview

Immerse yourself in a physically, intellectually and emotionally challenging course that will prepare you for an extremely rewarding career. Spending 50 per cent of your time on practice placements, you will develop the practical skills needed to care for adults with acute and long-term illnesses across a variety of settings.

Understand your obligations in terms of your professional behaviour and conduct, and develop the knowledge, expertise and attitude needed to become a registered nurse responsible for leading and coordinating care. Learning alongside students studying related healthcare professions such as physiotherapy, social work and osteopathy will give you a wider understanding of the profession you are about to enter.

Eligible applicants can apply for a means tested bursary and to have their fees paid. Please visit NHS Student Grants for more information.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
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.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website
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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

Additional Requirements


GCSEs:
GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Science subjects accepted include Anatomy, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Science. Key Skills, Functional Skills, BTEC level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
In a relevant subject, Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
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. All applications should be supported by a second reference in addition to that supplied on your UCAS form. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee. All offers are subject to satisfactory health and criminal history checks.
Selection Criteria:
Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview. 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.
  5. 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. The selection day will involve an individual interview 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.
Enhanced Criminal History Checks:
Satisfactory 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.
Self Declaration
You will be required to undertake a Self-Declaration prior to acceptance on the course
Health Checks:
Satisfactory health checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points
IELTS:
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.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

Additional Requirements


GCSEs:
GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Science subjects accepted include Anatomy, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Science. Key Skills, Functional Skills, BTEC level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
In a relevant subject, Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
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. All applications should be supported by a second reference in addition to that supplied on your UCAS form. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee. All offers are subject to satisfactory health and criminal history checks.
Selection Criteria:
Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview. 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.
  5. 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. The selection day will involve an individual interview 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.
Enhanced Criminal History Checks:
Satisfactory 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.
Self Declaration
You will be required to undertake a Self-Declaration prior to acceptance on the course
Health Checks:
Satisfactory health checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 7.0.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Lucy Davies

Careers

Teaching and learning

Core Modules

Develop from a dependent to a more independent learner in order to be able to meet the challenges of academia and personal and professional practice successfully.

Study the normal anatomy and physiology of selected systems, progressing to explore altered physiology and function and evidenced based nursing interventions.

Examine the core/fundamental communication skills essential for caring and compassionate nursing practice. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in a safe, supportive and supervised environment in order to develop a sound theoretical understanding and an ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in practice placements.

Gain an introduction to the professional, ethical and legal principles that underpin the clinical practice of registered nurses. It aims to develop your understanding of the context in which these principles operate.

You will demonstrate your understanding of the concepts of health, wellbeing and recovery and their determinants, and apply different models of nursing to explain roles nurses take in contributing to health in different practice settings.

You will be prepared for practice placements, and we will provide support during them. You will reflect on your developing clinical practice and support this with theory.

Core Modules

Continue your development to be an independent learner in order to be able to meet the challenges of academia and personal and professional practice successfully.

Build on the concepts you explored in Year 1, as you examine the normal anatomy and physiology of selected systems and progressing to explore altered physiology and function and evidenced based nursing interventions.

Build on the concepts you explored previously, as you study the principle of homeostasis in physiological control in health and disease.

Work to progress to the next NMC progression point, as you learn to work more independently, with less direct supervision, in a safe and increasingly confident manner. You will also demonstrate a potential to work autonomously, making the most of opportunities to extend knowledge, skills and practice.

Build on the learning from Communication For Nursing Practice 1. You will develop a sound theoretical understanding and an ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in more complex and challenging situations in a safe, supported and supervised environment.

Build on your knowledge and practice experience related to nurses' work intending to promote health.

Core Modules

Build on your understanding of health, wellbeing, recovery, co-production and health promotion. The module will support you to critically consider service models and intervention developments intended to support people to live with or recover from health problems.

Explore the fundamental premise of globalisation and evaluate health care needs and provision within a dynamic context, while appraising the influence of leadership, management and innovation in contemporary health care.

Enhance your clinical, professional and transferable skills developed in the first two years of the course. You will be supported during placement learning periods and be given a structure to assess the student against the NMC Competencies.

You will focus on four themes from the NMC Code: i. Prioritise people. ii. Practice effectively. iii. Preserve safety. iv. Promote professionalism and trust.

You will understand the key elements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional curriculum for Non-Medical Prescribing, to link the theory underpinning the use of medications to patient and service user centred care and to become aware of professional standards of proficiency in medicines management responsibilities.

Janine Lee
Janine Lee
Course Director

Course Director for Pre-Registration Nursing Courses including adult nursing, mental health nursing, nursing associates and apprenticeships in nursing.

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.
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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee

Fees & funding

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate applicants, commencing their course in the 201920 academic year, are yet to be set at this time by the UK Government. We expect these fee rates will be set in October 2018. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2018 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.
The tuition fees for this course, for applicants commencing their course in the 201920 academic year, are yet to be set at this time. These fee rates will be set in October 2018. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2018 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Facilities

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • 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.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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