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Adult Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

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

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Adult nursing

**Gain hands-on skills and experience on a course where 50% of your learning is practice based and course completion leads to registration as a qualified adult nurse. Plus, we have some of the highest graduate employment rates in the country.**

A nurse needs to be able to assess care needs then plan, implement and evaluate care for people with a wide range of illnesses. This calls for excellent communication skills and compassion as well as specialist knowledge and nursing skills, all of which you acquire from this degree.

Fifty per cent of your time is spent in practice, learning to provide care across a range of settings including medical and surgical nursing, care of older people, community nursing and acute nursing. The other 50% of your time is university based, learning in the classroom, in individual study and simulated practice environments.

Areas of study include care across the lifespan; assessment and interventions; complex care; public health; planning, delivering and coordinating care; and advocacy, empowerment and protection.

**Why choose this course?**
- Develop the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours needed to nurse adults professionally and compassionately

- Learn with a team of lecturers who are all experienced registered nurses. In practice settings, you are supervised by practitioners trained to support your learning

- Successful completion of the course leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse, allowing you to practise as an adult nurse in accordance with the NHS Constitution (see below)

- Benefit from a course leading to a rewarding career in a range of healthcare environments, including community, hospital and residential settings. It can also provide a route into specialised clinical practice, management or education

**Additional information**
The Department of Health and Social Care in England has announced that all NHS Staff must be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to work in roles that involve face-to-face contact with service users. This rule comes into effect from 1st April 2022 and includes healthcare students.

All applicants need to provide evidence to our Occupational Health provider that they have received a full course of Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencing the course. If the applicant is exempt on medical grounds or because they have been involved in a clinical trial, or are under the age of 18 years of age, their ability to complete the course may be compromised. These cases will be reviewed by our Occupational Health provider to determine if reasonable adjustments to placement allocations can be made.

If reasonable adjustments are not possible due to the ruling, or if an applicant declines to being vaccinated, they will be unable to meet the NMC/HCPC proficiencies for the course as they will be unable to complete placements in Care Quality Commission regulated settings, for example, the NHS or care homes.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
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 locations:

Luton Campus

Aylesbury Campus

Bedford Campus

Department:

School 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.

48%
low
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

71%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
28%
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
84%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
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.

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
99%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Health professionals
0%
Other administrative 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

£29k

£29k

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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