Take a pivotal role in healthcare, learning how to support and coordinate a multitude of health environments from hospitals to care homes.
About the Adult Nursing Undergraduate course
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.
From 1 August 2017 there will be a new funding system for new students on nursing, midwifery and AHP pre-registration courses in England, with the system moving from NHS grants to student loans. Download the University Funding PDF below for more information.
University Funding PDF
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.
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
All applications should be supported by a second reference in addition to that supplied on your UCAS form, a template can be accessed at this link. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.
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. 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 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.
Mature ApplicantsOur 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.
MODULES & LEARNING
- Academic Learning for Nursing Practice
- Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice
- Communication for Nursing Practice
- Developing Professional Awareness: Law & Ethics in the Professional Context
- Nursing for Health
- Skills for Practice Adult Nursing
- Academic Learning for Nursing Practice 2
- Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice 2
- Applied Biological Sciences in Nursing Practice 3
- Communication for Nursing Practice - Adult Nursing
- Nursing for Health 2
- Skills for Practice Adult Nursing 2
- Developing Professional Awareness: Reflecting on Professional Practice
- Introduction to Non-Medical Prescribing
- Nursing for Health 3
- Skills for Practice Adult Nursing 3
- Leadership, Change Management & Enterprise
Janine Lee Janine LeeSenior 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.
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