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Nursing (Adult)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

with at least one being Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology. A pass in the practical element is required for any science subject taken. General studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18,P:6

45 credits at level three (to include a minimum of 21 credits at distinction, 18 credits at merit and the rest at pass or above), with a minimum of 15 credits from science (out of which 9 credits must be at Distinction, and the rest at Merit). Distance learning: Webcam verification of an unseen exam is accepted.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

including a science.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and maths at grade 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

30 overall including three subjects at Higher Level including Higher Level 5 in a science subject

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

DM

Must have an additional A Level (or equivalent) in science grade B. The following subjects can be accepted at Distinction Distinction in addition to an A Level in any subject grade C: Health and Social care, Applied Sciences, Sports and Exercise Science.

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

D

The following Subjects meet our science requirements: Health and Social care, Applied Science, Sport, Applied Human Biology. Other Extended Certificates accepted at Distinction + 2 A levels (or equivalent) at BC or above including Science

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

DDM

The following subjects meet our science requirements: Health and Social care, Applied Sciences, Sports and Exercise Science. Other extended diplomas can be accepted along an additional A Level (or equivalent) in science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

including a science. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades BBBBB.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

This qualification is acceptable when combined with A level grades BB including a science.

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96-120

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Adult nursing

Join an award-winning community of student nurses in a school with over 30 years' experience in delivering nursing education. We have an excellent reputation for medical training and have been ranked 5th in the UK for nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.

**Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)**

Upon successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register as a newly qualified nurse with the NMC.

**Adult nursing pathway**

Our Nursing (Adult) BSc course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to care for adults with a range of needs, in many different settings, to give you flexibility in your future profession.

Through expert teaching and supportive supervision, you'll learn to attend to adult patients' medical needs and care for their personal wellbeing. We nurture your creativity, critical judgement, and ability to lead as you develop your clinical skills. You'll be prepared for whatever challenges you might face as a practising nurse or healthcare leader.

**Study in an active healthcare environment**

We're based in a Medical School in one of the UK's largest major hospitals, Queen's Medical Centre. You'll have the chance to experience placements in a diverse range of settings, such as medical, surgical, acute care and community nursing. Placements are located within four large NHS trusts and local private or independent healthcare providers in Nottinghamshire.

Modules

Your first year will usually follow a 39-week university year, with no teaching on Wednesday afternoons or over the summer holiday. There is one placement towards the end of your first year, lasting four to six weeks.

As well as having lectures and seminars, you'll develop your practical skills in a simulated clinical environment within our Medical School. Module topics will introduce you to professional nursing, biosciences and clinical learning.

In year two your knowledge and skills in biological sciences, sociology, psychology and pharmacology will grow. You'll apply your learning to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating how people are cared for. There are a variety of placements in year two, with resilience-based clinical supervision to support your development.

In year three you will select one optional module. This will guide your career and expand your knowledge and skills. You will be able to express a preference for your final management placement - preparing you for your future career and/or giving you experience in a new area of nursing practice.

For the most up-to-date module information, visit the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: clinical exams, coursework, exams, presentations, portfolio, work-based assessment and a dissertation.

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
£27,200
per year
International
£27,200
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

Extra funding

Bursaries of £5,000 will be available for students starting a nursing course from September 2020, with some students eligible for up to an additional £3,000 per year. For full details, please visit the NHS Health careers website.

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

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.

53%
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

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

77%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
19%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

Adult 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

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
0%
Business, research and administrative professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Adult nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

£32k

£32k

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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