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Plymouth Marjon University

UCAS Code: NUR1 | Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements

A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

Access course passed with the appropriate tariff points, to include a minimum of 30 credits at Merit

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

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UCAS Tariff

104-120

UCAS Tariff must be met to include a minimum of 64 tariff points gained from 2 A levels, BTECs or equivalent

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Nursing

This three-year full-time degree has been designed to prepare students for eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse (Adult). Through a range of theory and practice-based learning modules, students will develop their knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to robustly lead nursing teams in the coordination and delivery of high-quality, safe, person-centred care through achievement of proficiencies as required by the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses.
In accordance with the NMC (2018) Standards for pre-registration nursing programmes, the programme totals 4600 hours of study including a minimum of 2300 hours (50% of the programme) in clinical practice in a range of settings.
Over the 3 years students will develop knowledge of the nursing profession and the socio-political context contemporary healthcare is delivered within. The programme focuses on the social determinants of health and how poverty, housing, education, and class can impact an individual’s health. Specialist subject matter such as the health needs of the homeless and those seeking asylum will be addressed and students encouraged to develop advocacy and a strong sense of justice to address health inequality and inequity.

The programme will have generic content along with the Adult speciality. (We are looking to also add Mental health, Child, and Learning Disabilities in coming years) These are taught together ensuring all nursing students are aware of the need to support individuals and the families across the lifespan in all healthcare settings.
The development of knowledge and skills in research, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making will be explored ensuring understanding of the relevance of applying research to everyday nursing practice. In addition
management of highly complex care and whole-body systems assessments including respiratory, circulatory, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and skin status and interpreting findings will be explored.
As students enter their final year, they will focus on the importance of developing robust healthcare case-management skills to lead and manage high-quality, safe nursing care.
To maximise learning and to promote application of theory to practice, all placements will include structured learning outcomes relevant to the academic modules. Students will attend seminars and lectures with all specialties and will have sessions within each module that are field-specific, and module assessments will be aligned to their chosen speciality.

To summarise the key elements of the programme:
•The course provides innovative and inclusive teaching methods and a wide range of learning opportunities allowing application of the theoretical knowledge and skills required for the population in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment.
• The provision of knowledge and understanding in concepts of equity, equality and diversity will be applied to the nursing care of those with complex health and social needs.
• Access to high fidelity simulation with first-class technology will allow students to develop skills in supporting, caring, and assessing patients.
• Masterclasses throughout the curriculum provide opportunities for in-depth learning on contemporary issues in healthcare.
• Nursing at PMU recognises the need to support students throughout their nursing journey and students will be encouraged to develop strong peer support using teamwork in both seminars and simulation.
• The team of highly experienced nursing lecturers are committed to providing exemplary pastoral support and understand the challenges faced by students working in a clinical environment.
Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse.

Modules

Year 1: NURC01 Essentials of Nursing Practice
20 credits
NURC02 Placement 1:
Integrated Care for Nursing Students
30 credits
NURC03
Social determinants of health
20 credits
NURC04
Biological and pharmacological aspects of
Health and wellbeing.
20 credits
NURC05 Placement 2:
Integrated care for nursing students Part 2
30 credits
Year 2: NURD01
The role of Evidence based practice in
clinical decision making
30 credits
NURD02 Placement 1:
Enhancing care and clinical decision making
30 credits
NURD03
Developing knowledge and skills in Complex
Care.
30 credits
NURD04 Placement 2:
Improving safety & quality of care for those
with complex needs in practice
30 credits
Year 3: NURH01
Healthcare Management
30 credits
NURH02 Placement 1:
Healthcare Management in practice
30 credits
NURH03
Quality Improvement
30 credits
NURH04 Placement 2:
Improving Quality of Care
(Consolidation and sign-off)
30 credits

Assessment methods

Essay
Practice assessment
Neighbourhood Study
Presentation
Case Study
Dissertation
In class numeracy and drug calculation test.

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
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
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:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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