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Adult Nursing
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Adult Nursing

Applications are open for September 2018 and January 2019.
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)

We are the best university in England to study nursing based on student satisfaction levels.

*Nursing Times analysis of the National Students Survey 2017, which revealed 98 per cent of our nursing students were satisfied with their course.
International Scholarships available

Overview

Immerse yourself in a physically, intellectually and emotionally challenging course that will prepare you for a 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.

You will come to understand your obligations in terms of your professional behaviour and conduct, and develop the expertise and confidence 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 dietetics will give you a wider understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of care provision.

Funding
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.

Accredited by:

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, community first aid and the final year Community Scheme, and you will focus on areas of personal interest in healthcare during the volunteering strand of the course.
97.2%
Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2017

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • January start
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
BSc Hons Adult Nursing Lizzie Pinder
Play BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee Video
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee

Entry Requirements

120
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, 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 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 120 UCAS tariff points, to include at least 15 Distinctions and the remainder Merits.
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.

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.

Health & Enhanced Criminal History Checks:
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. Further information about medical fitness standards for Nurse and Midwife Training click here. 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.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, 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 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 120 UCAS tariff points, to include at least 15 Distinctions and the remainder Merits.
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.

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.

Health & Enhanced Criminal History Checks:
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. Further information about medical fitness standards for Nurse and Midwife Training click here. 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.
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

Lucy Davies
Community Mental Health Nurse Leeds and York Partnership, NHS Foundation in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

“I've always wanted to use my compassion to care for people. My course taught me the communication and clinical skills needed to assess people's mental health and identify their needs. As a student, I had a lot of support, helpful placements, a great city with many career opportunities and strong job prospects anywhere in the world upon graduation.

Teaching and learning

You will gain the expertise needed to become a knowledgeable and skilled practitioner in healthcare, able to act with leadership and care to support people and their families. You will learn the framework of existing professional principles and standards upheld by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.
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Gain the fundamental knowledge required to participate in effective nursing practice. You will study communication, applied biomedical sciences and look at law and ethics in the professional context. You will also apply what you have learned as you embark on your first placement, and develop your reflective practice.
Overall workload
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300 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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765 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
33%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
17%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
50%
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.

Deepen your expertise on the modules studied in Year One. You will have the knowledge and skills to meet the essential mental and physical health needs of people of all ages and conditions as well as their own field of practice.
Overall workload
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319 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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881 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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765 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
33%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
33%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
33%
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.

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.

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.

You will complete your studies in developing nursing in practice skills, such as leadership, professional awareness and non-medical prescribing, before embarking on your final placement of 12 weeks. The module Developing Professional Awareness will support you as you undertake your final placement and apply for your first post. Upon completion of your Year Three modules you will be eligible for Nursing and Midwifery Council registration.
Overall workload
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311 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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886 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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784 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
10%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
70%
Core Modules

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.

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.

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.

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.

Janine Lee
Janine Lee
Course Director

Janine Lee is Course Leader for the BSc Adult Nursing Course (September Cohorts) and the School Representative for Health and Safety.

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 Lizzie Pinder
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BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Course Leader - Janine Lee

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. 
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for footwear as deemed appropriate by your employer
    (Approximately £30)
  • Fob watch
    (Approximately £15)

Placements
Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course but any additional travel or dual accommodation costs will be reimbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority. Students may also be eligible for a Child Dependants Allowance and Exceptional Support Funding dependent on their circumstances. Details of this NHS Learning support Funding can be found at the link here.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets). 

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. 
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for footwear as deemed appropriate by your employer
    (Approximately £30)
  • Fob watch
    (Approximately £15)

Placements
Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course but any additional travel or dual accommodation costs will be reimbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority. Students may also be eligible for a Child Dependants Allowance and Exceptional Support Funding dependent on their circumstances. Details of this NHS Learning support Funding can be found at the link here.

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets). 

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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