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Adult Nursing

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Adult nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- We are No. 1 in London and 6th overall in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables 2022).

- This course offers both an MSc and a professional nursing qualification. Upon graduation, you will be recommended to the NMC for professional registration.

- Develop and refine your communication and clinical skills through high-fidelity patient simulators and scenario based simulation.

This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This Masters course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, leadership or specialist nursing.

Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing. Our state-of-the-art simulation suite provides you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through highly realistic simulations and role play. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.

Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook. You will gain practice experience in an area of London or Surrey which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community. You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.

Adult nursing is a person-centred profession with the primary aim of promoting the wellbeing and social inclusion of all people through improving or maintaining physical and mental health (Department of Health, 2010). Adult nurses provide care for people over the age of 18 and increasingly for older people with complex conditions. They may also care for people with a mental health condition or a learning disability or for children and their families. Adult nurses work in a range of settings including A&E, critical care, medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units, GP practices, healthcare centres, hospices and in people's own homes.

Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Nursing for Graduates
Nursing Practice Part 1
Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult
Long Term Conditions in Adult Nursing
Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 2
Complexities of Adult Nursing
Transition to Professional Practice in Adult Nursing
Developing and Analysing Evidence-Based Practice
Nursing Practice Part 3

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by practice supervisors and practice assessors in practice placements.

Tuition fees

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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.

77%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

73%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
35%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A*

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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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.

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.

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

£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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