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Nursing (Adult)

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: B740 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: Please note all GCSE qualifications must have been achieved prior to applying for this course. Applications submitted without these requirements will not be considered. GCSE/IGCSE English language and maths grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent. GCSE/IGCSE Biology or Human Biology grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent. - or a Pass in a biology-focused module (e.g. anatomy and physiology, human biology) as part of a relevant Level 3 qualification is regarded as an equivalent for entrance

HNC (BTEC)

P

A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.

HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

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

DMM

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Adult nursing

**OVERVIEW**
**Nursing is much more than a job. It is a challenging and extremely rewarding vocation that makes a real difference to people’s lives, and registered nurses with the right skills, knowledge and experience for modern-day practice are in high demand. Our exciting and innovative Nursing (Adult) degree course will enable you to deliver and lead on safe, effective and compassionate care for adults with a range of health conditions.**

Our adult nursing degree course provides the perfect environment and opportunity for you to get hands-on training and experience. We have outstanding facilities including a replica hospital ward on campus where you can practise and hone your skills, while our network of healthcare contacts will enable you to take on invaluable industry placements in a variety of settings, from NHS trusts to community care.

You will learn from our expert clinical practitioners and develop a strong understanding of human development, key body systems, pharmacology and safe management of medicine, as well as the personal and technical skills needed to deliver compassionate, high-quality care across many different settings. This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), enabling you to apply for Registered Nurse status when you complete your degree.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Practice placements** – Take on multiple placements in a range of clinical and community settings, from GP surgeries, care homes and hospices to visiting patients in their homes

- **Practical application** – Perfect your practical skills on campus in our Health Skills and Simulation Suite, with state-of-the-art simulation facilities including a replica hospital ward

- **Industry approved** – Train to today’s gold standard in line with the NMC’s ‘Future nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses’, and apply for Registered Nurse status when your graduate

**FACILITIES**
As a student on our adult nursing course, you will have access to University College Birmingham's Health Skills and Simulation Suite. This purpose-built facility includes a six-bed replica hospital ward complete with simulation manikins and integrated filming and audio equipment.

The suite also includes a community care environment, allowing you to practise working in the variety of settings you may encounter in your future career, while we have a clinical skills teaching room with virtual reality technology to support your training, along with additional study and teaching areas for our nursing students.

**PLACEMENTS**
Our course features multiple placements in different environments throughout your studies, ranging in duration from four weeks to 14 weeks.

Participating in care delivered over 24 hours a day and 7 days per week is an integral part of the course, so you will be expected to adopt various shift patterns. Some placements may also be some distance from your home to enable you to experience different settings.

Employers we have worked with include University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham and Solihull NHS Training Hub, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Healthcare at Home Ltd.

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Adult nurse

- Nurse trainer (with further experience)

You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**YEAR 1**

- Assess, Plan, Provide and Evaluate Care
- Literacy, Numeracy and Technology for Nursing Practice
- Nursing in Context
- Nursing Practice - Part 1
- Science for Nursing

**YEAR 2**

- Care of the Acutely Ill Adult
- Long-term Health Conditions
- Nursing Practice - Part 2
- Person-Centred Care

**YEAR 3**

- Evidence Based Practice - Service Improvement Project
- Nursing Practice - Part 3
- Transition to Professional Practice in Complex Care Environments

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**ASSESSMENT**

You will be assessed 50% in practice and simulation (minimum 2,300 hours) through completion of a Practice Assessment Document and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).

The 50% theory (minimum 2,300 hours) is assessed through a variety of modes including written assignments, presentations, examinations, professional discussions and a portfolio of evidence.

The course consists of three parts. You will be expected to demonstrate achievement of set competencies and outcomes at the end of each part to enable progression to the next part or to complete the course.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

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6%
International students
1%
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99%
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Top job areas of graduates

43%
Health professionals
11%
Health associate professionals
8%
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