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Nursing/Registered Nurse: Adult Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

60 credits overall

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

MMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Adult nursing

We’ve designed our Adult Nursing course with your modern nursing career in mind, so not only is 50% of your degree spent on clinical placements, but you’ll frequently put your academic knowledge into practice using our mock wards and high fidelity clinical simulation facilities.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Your employability will be boosted because you’ll experience both city and rural healthcare systems and have the chance to develop as a nurse who can manage and influence changes in nursing and healthcare.

And, since we’re one of only a few UK universities offering adult nursing, children's nursing, learning disability nursing and mental health nursing; you'll gain a great understanding of other nursing fields to bolster your professional development.

- 100% of student nurses who wanted a job after graduation have done so successfully

- Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register to practice as a qualified adult nurse

- Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers give you great employment prospects

- Guaranteed accommodation

- Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning

- Opportunity to undertake your own research or alongside academic tutors

- Boost your care skills with events enabling you to see the journey from a patient’s perspective

- Take part in campaigns to implement positive changes in healthcare provision

- Develop leadership skills and learn to manage a team to boost your career

- Former students have won prestigious national awards for their work in nursing

Our primary goal is to see you become an excellent adult nurse, who has a sound and current knowledge of issues and conditions affecting patients across a wide range of clinical practice settings.

You'll be supported closely throughout your degree so that you step into a role as an adult nurse who can confidently make a difference to other peoples' lives when it matters.

With career opportunities for qualified nurses expanding, our course aims to ensure you're a skilled, confident and problem-solving individual best-placed to work as a qualified nurse.

You will study modules alongside colleagues from other fields of nursing - and with other health and social care professionals - to fully appreciate the complexities of working within a dynamic and challenging environment.

Here's what you can expect from each study year:

Year One You'll focus on anatomy and physiology, developing and enhancing your communication skills, exploring ethical principles in nursing and health and developing your clinical skills both in University and in Practice. Placements are in the clinic, outpatients, hospital wards and community settings.

Year Two You'll learn about acute care, trauma and managing more complex patients. Placements are in hospital medical and surgical areas with short placements in theatres, recovery and high dependency areas such as ITU, CCU and A&E. There is an opportunity for you to organise your own enrichment placement to get your own unique nursing experience.

Year Three Your knowledge and skills will be further expanded and you'll learn about managing chronic conditions palliative care and end of life care. Placements this year are generally in the community and in hospital. In this final year, you'll hone your management and service improvement skills, which will help you to develop into your staff nurse role.

If you are applying to Barrow your taught content will be delivered on the Lancaster Campus, however placements throughout the programme will be allocated within the Barrow placement circuit (although to meet learning needs students may be allocated outside of Barrow on occasions). Students will be able to use Furness College library with personal tutor support. Students will also have Practice Education Facilitator support whilst on Barrow placements.

Modules

Year one:
Applied Biological Sciences for Health
Professional Practice & Accountability
Developing Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction to Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Concepts of Health & Social Policy
Introduction to Adult Nursing
Year two:
Pharmacology & Medicines Therapeutics
Living with Long Term Conditions across the Lifespan
Learning From the “Lived Experience”
Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic Context
Primary Care & Community Practice • Secondary & Tertiary Care
Year three:
Clinical Decision Making & Complex Care
Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice
Public Health
Leading and Managing Health & Social Care
Consolidation of Adult Nursing Practice

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Lancaster

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Barrow-in-Furness

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

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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.

65%
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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
79%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services

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.

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

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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