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Accelerated Nursing (Adult)

Entry requirements


For entry onto this accelerated programme, applicants will have a background in healthcare practice and a commitment to further developing their skills and knowledge to either a new level of study, or into a different field of practice. As such you will need to be either an existing nursing associate, assistant practitioner, registered nurse or similar. Applications will be subject to assessment of existing qualifications and experience. You will need to have one of the following levels of education in a related subject: Foundation Certificate/Level 3 of CertHE/DipHE/Bachelor's Degree Level 4 of HNC/HND/Foundation Degree programmes CertHE/Level 4 of DipHE/Bachelor's Degree

About this course


Course option

1.5year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Adult nursing

This accelerated nursing programme is designed specifically for students who are already registered nursing associates or who hold a level 5 assistant practitioner qualification. As a successful applicant you will join our BSc Nursing programme part way through to study alongside our existing students. Your initial study will focus on appraising your existing knowledge and skills and building on these in order to demonstrate your suitability for entry onto the NMC register as a Registered Nurse.

Our nursing programmes embody a shared philosophy that represents the values and beliefs of key partners, including: students, patients, service users and families, practice colleagues and university staff. Theoretical underpinnings of the philosophy include: nursing ethics, personalisation, and a safety model ensuring the safety and protection of people of all ages and their carers and families.

Key concepts support the development of professional behaviours, inter-professional working, values and attitudes expected of a compassionate nurse, such as: connectedness, emotional intelligence, and moral responsibility and creativity.

You will work with staff and clinical partners as co-creators in your learning experience. A coaching approach to personal tutoring will unlock your potential and character development as a professional nurse.

A wealth of facilities at university are available to you, including formal teaching, group and one-to-one sessions, a comfortable and enriching learning space with state-of-the-art clinical and immersive simulation suites.

50% of your studies will be spent across hospital and community settings, working alongside qualified assessors and supervisors. You will experience the realities of 24-hour service provision working night shifts and weekends. You may also have the opportunity to go on an international placement.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are varied and include assignments, presentations, observed structured clinical examinations, exams and portfolio assessment.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health and Society

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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.

49%
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
62%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

87%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
25%
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
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Welfare professionals
0%
Production managers and directors

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.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£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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