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Nursing (Adult) [Pre-registration]

Entry requirements

A level


A minimum of 2 A levels.

All level 3 credits must be at Distinction level. Nursing, Science or Health related pathway only will be considered (to include study of Physiology and Biology).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Four GCSEs at Grade 4/5 or above, which must include English language and mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Higher level grades minimum of 5,5,5

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


Health and Social care or Science only will be considered.

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Full-time | 2024

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3 years | Full-time | 2024


Adult nursing

This BSc Adult Nursing [Pre-registration] degree aims to produce excellent nurses, who are fit for practice and able to meet the key needs of all patient groups. It offers an integrated academic and professional training environment, which is built to help you to gain crucial knowledge and skills to develop a career in contemporary nursing practice.
During the initial stages of the course you will be given more direction and assistance to help you progress, from being a dependent learner, towards becoming an autonomous, reflective and critical individual as your knowledge develops.
As the course progresses, there is an expectation you will evolve into becoming independent and self-directed, taking increasing responsibility for your own learning and professional development.
This is a three-year, full-time degree consisting of field of practice, generic and practice learning modules. It starts at Level 4 and continues through to Level 6.

**Practice Learning Experiences**
The programme consists of six practice learning experiences, ensuring that you maximise your learning opportunities. Practice learning will help with the acquisition of skills required to achieve competence within the adult nursing field of practice.

We also ensure there is equal weighting for learning in practice and academic theory in accordance with the NMC guidelines. There are six mandatory practice learning modules, two small ones in year one, two medium ones in year two and two large ones one in year three, equating to 50% of the credit each year.


Year 1 - Foundations of Integrated Health Science (30 credits); Practice Learning A (30 credits); Practice Learning B (30 credits); Professional Integrated Nursing Care Practice (15 credits); Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health (15 credits)

Year 2 - Developing Integrated Health Sciences (30 credits); Integrated Evidence Based Professional Nursing Practice (30 credits); Practice Learning C (30 credits); Practice Learning D (30 credits)

Year 3 - Management and Leadership in Practice (60 credits); Practice Learning E (30 credits); Practice Learning F (30 credits)

Assessment methods

The programme features a variety of assessments including coursework, examinations, practical learning assessments and clinical simulations.
Coursework is in the form of essays, reports or case studies, while group or individual presentations may be required to assess other competencies.
Examinations will be both with written and electronic including assessment techniques which may include elements or multiple-choice questions and maybe unseen or part-seen, where assessment material is released in advance.

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Course locations:

London South (Waterloo)

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust


BPP University School of Health

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