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Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include 1 science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) and 1 discursive subject (e.g. English, History, or Philosophy). English and Maths at least at GCSE Grade B.

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions) will be considered Need combination of discursive and science in any access course. Also, English and Maths at least at GCSE Grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

To include Maths. Preferably to include science and discursive subjects.

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

H2,H2,H3,H3

To include 1 science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Physics) and 1 discursive subject (e.g. English or History).Also, Maths and English at least at Ordinary level O3 or Higher level H4.

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

MMM

Health Studies. Also, English and Maths at least at GCSE Grade B.

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC in Care and Administrative Practice with B required in graded unit for entry to Year 1 Sufficient science and discursive subjects and a strong academic profile to be competitive. English and Maths at least at National 5 Grade B.

Scottish HND

Pass

HND in Care and Administrative Practice with CB required in graded units for entry to Year 1 Sufficient science and discursive subjects and a strong academic profile to be competitive. English and Maths at least at National 5 Grade B.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include 1 science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Human Biology) and 1 discursive subject (e.g. English, History, Philosophy, Modern Studies, or RMPS). English and Maths at least at National 5 Grade B.

UCAS Tariff

104-108

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Adult nursing

This is a new four-year integrated master’s degree in adult nursing, with the option to exit with a BSc (Hons) Nursing. The course will prepare you with the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities for a successful and rewarding career in nursing.

Nursing demands compassion and skill and this course will fully equip you to give exceptional person-centred care. With this degree course you will be able to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and practise as a nurse.

As a nurse, you will be at the forefront of healthcare, meeting a broad range of people who truly need your expertise and empathy. Nurses are involved in promoting health and preventing illness in addition to caring for sick and dying people. This can take place in a variety of environments, which include health centres, homes, residential/care homes and hospitals. A career in nursing can take you into leadership and management, education and research, both at home and overseas. Wherever you choose to specialise in the future, as a nurse you will be an advocate for the people in your care. You will make a difference.

This course will prepare you to confidently deliver safe, effective and person-centred nursing care. It will offer you the chance to be part of a community of learners, working collaboratively with lecturers, clinical staff, service users and other students on a transformational journey towards registration. You will actively engage in creative and critical ways of working and learning including approaches such as critical inquiry, reflection, contemplation, simulation and practice learning experiences.

- Your theoretical learning will be complemented with practice in our Clinical Simulation Suite and in a variety of health and social care settings.

- Small classes mean you will benefit from individual support from our highly experienced course team.

- We were ranked top in Scotland and joint top in the UK for student satisfaction in Nursing in the National Student Survey 2019.

Modules

Year One:

- Exploring Nursing’s Metaparadigm in a Local Context
- Pre-Requisites for Person-Centred Practice 1
- Exploring Care Environments
- Person-Centred Processes in Nursing 1
- Active Learning Communities 1

Year Two:

- Analysing Nursing’s Metaparadigm in a Global Context
- Pre-Requisites for Person-Centred Practice 2
- Developing Person-Centred Teams and Cultures
- Person-Centred Processes in Nursing 2
- Active Learning Communities 2

Year Three:

- Applying Nursing’s Metaparadigm in Person-Centred Contexts
- Pre-Requisites for Person-Centred Practice 3
- Developing as a Person-Centred Facilitator and Leader
- Person-Centred Processes in Nursing 4

Plus....BSc (Hons) route: Active Learning Communities 3(Non-Assessed) OR MNurse route: Active Learning Communities 3/ Research Skills for Person-centred Practice

Year Four:

BSc (Hons) route:

- Integrated Person-centred Nursing Practice for Human Flourishing
- Dissertation/Workplace Project
- Person-centred Assessment Skills

MNurse route:

- Integrated Person-centred Nursing Practice for Human Flourishing
- Master’s Research Dissertation/Project
- Advancing Person-centred Practice

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (April 2021) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2022.

Assessment methods

Our aim in developing our new nursing course was to use a range of creative ways of teaching and learning to promote self-development and the skills for interacting with others. You will also be facilitated to learn in lectures, seminars, practical laboratories and have practice learning experiences. Outside of timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. We also aim to include creative ways of assessment which may involve student choice. Assessments will include practical and written exams, assignments and group work.

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
£15,500
per year
International
£15,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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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.

94%
high
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
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

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

89%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Protective service occupations

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.

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

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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