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Nursing Practice (Adult)

BSc (Hons)

100% employability

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Study in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford or Shrewsbury

Work placements

We have excellent partnerships with a number of local hospitals

UCAS code:
B744
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Duration:
3 Years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 31 July 2019
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Nursing is one of the most rewarding, exciting and valued professions. Our Nursing Practice (Adult) course will give you the essential skills and internationally recognised qualification you need to work as a caring, committed, competent and compassionate healthcare professional all over the world.

Our course:

  • reflects the core values of the NHS throughout the curriculum.
  • is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • is a practice-led programme supported by an innovative Practice Engagement Model.
  • centres around an evidenced-based, value-driven philosophy.
  • develops independence in learning.
  • offers diverse practical and theoretical learning opportunities.

Half your study time will be spent gaining real-world experience in NHS placements at hospital and community-based settings across two counties. Here you’ll be able to develop your evidence-based clinical skills, critical thinking and leadership skills within a varied learning environment.

Starting in 2018/2019, we have partnered 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)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (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. Your placements will be selected due to future career relevance, rather than location, so you may need to travel for your working experience.

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.

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.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.

This course has two start points, one in September and one in March. These start points have different UCAS codes.

The course operates on a modular basis. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.

This course has two start points, one in September and one in March. These start points have different UCAS codes.

Professional body accreditation

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

Professional body accreditation

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

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Adult Nursing Practice
Evidence in Contemporary Healthcare
Clinical Skills for Nursing
Professional Values Attitudes and Behaviour
Year 2 compulsory modules
Developing Adult Nursing Practice
Care of the Older Person
Community Based Care
Evidence Based Nursing Practice Skills
Year 3 compulsory modules
Competent Adult Nursing Practice
The Graduate Nurse (Adult)

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points, plus GCSE in Mathematics, English and Science at Grade C (4) or above.

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM Access awards (60 credits, with 45 at Level 3)

All applicants are individually assessed and a range of qualifications are accepted, so applicants are invited to enquire directly with the School.

An interview, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health screening form part of our selection process. You must also sign the Health and Social Care awards Contract of Professional Behaviour at the start of the programme.

This course requires IELTS 7 for students whose first language is not English.

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points, plus GCSE in Mathematics, English and Science at Grade C (4) or above.

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM Access awards (60 credits, with 45 at Level 3)

All applicants are individually assessed and a range of qualifications are accepted, so applicants are invited to enquire directly with the School.

An interview, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health screening form part of our selection process. You must also sign the Health and Social Care awards Contract of Professional Behaviour at the start of the programme.

This course requires IELTS 7 for students whose first language is not English.

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our Nursing Practice (Adult) degree have followed a diverse range of career pathways in a wide variety of clinical specialisms and roles. Roles range from staff nurse in an acute hospital or community-based setting, to specialist practitioner in areas such as cancer care, sexual health, long-term condition management or older adult care.

Employment opportunities for nurses are varied and exciting. Our graduates find work with a range of local and national employers in both the NHS and independent sectors, while others see opportunities abroad.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

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.

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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BSc (Hons)
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17 September 2018

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