Key facts


Shrewsbury campus

Stafford campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: B743 (March entry - Shrewsbury), B741 (March entry - Stafford), B740 (September entry - Shrewsbury), B742 (September entry - Stafford)
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 14 June 2019
September 2019 – June 2020 (dates to be confirmed)


Our course is perfect for those who want to gain an internationally recognised nursing qualification, to care for those over the age of 18 abroad and in the UK.

  • Practice-led programme supported by an innovative Practice Engagement Model.
  • Evidenced-based, value driven philosophy.
  • Develops independence in learning.
  • Diverse practical and theoretical learning opportunities.
  • Specific focus on Adult Field nursing practice

Starting in 2018/2019, we are partnering with the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to offer Golden Tickets to all adult nursing students at the start of their third year of study. This guarantees you a job at either the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford after graduation. Find out more about the Golden Ticket

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (Adult)

Professional body accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (adult).

Work placements

We have excellent partnerships with University Hospitals of North Midlands, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust and Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to name a few.

Course content

From day one, you’ll start to develop the essential care skills and will integrate theory with practice by completing a variety of clinical placements. Throughout the course, you will gain a plethora of skills and knowledge that you will be able to apply to future roles after graduation when you register as a fully qualified adult nurse.

You will spend 50% of your time in clinical practices across a variety of hospital and community settings. You will be required to travel to placements in various locations and work shifts across the 24-hour period to gain the full range of learning experiences. Your work could range from providing care during a time of sudden or severe illness, to helping someone manage a life-long illness.


This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.  

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Adult Nursing Practice Compulsory
Evidence in Contemporary Healthcare Compulsory
Clinical Skills for Nursing Compulsory
Professional Values Attitudes and Behaviour Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Developing Adult Nursing Practice Compulsory
Care of the Older Person Compulsory
Community Based Care Compulsory
Evidence Based Nursing Practice Skills Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Competent Adult Nursing Practice Compulsory
The Graduate Nurse (Adult) Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.