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Nursing (Adult) with NMC Registration

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

In addition, you will require five GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or a suitable equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

112-136

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 112-136 points; or an Access to Nursing qualification (minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass). Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Adult nursing

Become a confident and compassionate nurse with Buckinghamshire New University. Start your rewarding career in adult Nursing. With our diverse teaching, state-of-the-art hospital wards and clinical placement opportunities, you can gain the skills you need. Care for others and make a difference to someone’s life.

**Why study this subject?**
If you are compassionate, kind and caring person who wants a rewarding career, then nursing could be for you. Be part of a team that works to offer outstanding, considerate patient care, and guide them through their most vulnerable moments. Go home after a shift feeling like what you did that day made a difference in helping someone who needed support.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
We've been running nursing programmes for many years and have a high rate of employability. 99 per cent of our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) students are in employment or in further study six months after graduating (HESA 2016). So what better place to start you career than at Buckinghamshire New University.

Working with our professional experts and lecturers, you’ll gain an insight into adult nursing and develop your understanding and skills at great length. You’ll also benefit greatly from our two campuses dedicated to nursing. Here you will be using our simulations suites to further your knowledge and gain hands-on experience in a supportive environment.

As well as this you will have the opportunity to put your learnt skills into practice through a range of clinical placements. We're renowned for the support we offer you while you are on placement. Members of the teaching staff are assigned to each clinical area and will visit you regularly whilst you are out in practice.

We offer a variety of clinical experiences in a range of settings and work with hospitals in North West London. The main NHS Trusts we are currently working with include:

- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

- The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

- London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

- Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

We also have a range of non home-base placements in different fields which could include: BMI Clementine Churchill, BUPA Bushey, nursing homes, Medihome and learning disabilities facilities.

During your time on the programme, you'll be working alongside experienced health care professionals who will help you become a caring, confident and practice-ready adult nurse. Our enthusiastic and dedicated adult nursing lecturers have a passion for what they do and will support you throughout the programme. We make sure that you'll have the knowledge, skills and the confidence to work as a student nurse before sending you out into clinical practice.

**What facilities can I use?**
Excellent simulation suites are available at both our Uxbridge and Aylesbury campuses. This includes up-to-date equipment allowing for the simulation of skills to enable the learner to develop in a safe environment.

Simulation is an important aspect of our nursing and healthcare programmes. Students regularly spend time in these areas, to practice technical skills and use the newest technologies, in a safe and supportive environment. We use simulation manikins programmed to act like humans, and ‘moulage’ – the process of applying mock, often gorily realistic injuries for training purposes. We also engage service users in role-play sessions. This allows us to provide realistic scenarios where students can gain experience, exposure and feedback to boost their confidence before going out on placement.

Modules

Year One: Foundation Skills for Adult Nursing, Foundations of Adult Nursing Practice, Health and Illness across the Lifespan, Independent Learning for Nursing. Year Two: Intermediate Skills for Adult Nursing, Intermediate Adult Nursing Practice, Adult Community Nursing: Public Health in Action, Broadening Perspectives on Practice, Research Methods for Nursing. Year Three: Adult Nursing Skills Underpinning Complex Care, Leadership and Collaborative Interprofessional Practice, Research in Nursing, Towards Autonomy in Adult Nursing Practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,000
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aylesbury Campus

Department:

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
med
Adult nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Adult nursing

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
4%
Caring personal services
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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