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Adult Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve a minimum of 112 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve minimum of 112 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18,P:6

Achieve 112 UCAS Points from a Science or health-based Access to HE course: this is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 112 points can also be accepted. GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-28

A minimum of 112 UCAS points made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H2,H3,H3,H3,H3


A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

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

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

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

DMM-DDM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C-B,B,B,B,C


Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112-128

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Adult nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- We are #1 in England for General Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2024).

- We won two awards at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards, including Teaching Innovation of the Year for our simulated public health elective. This was part of our annual student nursing electives programme, which was also nominated for the Best Student Experience award, where students are supported to organise their own national or international placement of their choosing.

- Our award-winning simulation suite (Student Nursing Times Awards 2019) offers a wide range of realistic environments to learn in, including hospital wards and community settings, with service users who play patients or relatives.

- Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

**About this course**
If you're looking to make a positive difference to people's lives, this course is for you. You'll gain the specialist knowledge and clinical skills needed to become a registered adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The course is highly practical, giving you hands-on experience. You'll spend 50% of your time on placement in hospitals, in the community and in our skills and simulation labs developing valuable hands-on skills. You'll work with patients, carers, clinical mentors and other healthcare professionals. Placement opportunities include medical and surgical wards, oncology, ICU, A&E, coronary care, operating theatres, district nursing, GP practice nursing and integrated community teams.

You'll learn in our award-winning simulation suite and experience a wide range of realistic environments, including hospital wards and community settings.

The course is taught by experts in A&E, ICU, neurology, cancer and palliative care, community nursing, health visiting and mental health. They will help guide you to practice your skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

The NMC commended the range of student engagement activities available on this course. You can engage with volunteering, fundraising, sports, societies, research and staff/student events. You'll explore concepts of nursing through arts-based education including plays, literature, museum visits, art exhibitions and drama workshops.

Modules

Examples of modules:
– Collaborative Working for Adults with Long-Term Conditions
– Assessment and Care Process for the Acutely Ill Person
– Introduction to Professional Practice.

For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment methods

You will undertake assessments in both theory and practice. Examples of assignments include essays, exams, posters and reports. Your clinical skills will be assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Nursing

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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.

83%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

87%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

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.

Adult 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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Adult nursing

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

£34k

£34k

£36k

£36k

£34k

£34k

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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Lower entry requirements
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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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