Nursing with Registration (Adult) - MSc



About the course

The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing. If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years.

You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse.

NHS Constitution

The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. "

Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process. View the Constitution here





Nursing with Registration (Adult) - MSc - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Postgraduate
  • UCAS Code - B702
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

This course will focus on issues of direct relevance to the achievement of registered nurse status whilst pursuing a postgraduate course of study in a supportive learning environment. Success in the course will confer eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse Adult.


Emphasis throughout the course is placed on enabling you to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to be an adult nurse who is able to meet the demands of the role in a healthcare system that is constantly evolving. You will be provided with opportunities to meet your full potential by learning in a variety of ways in academic, simulated and practice settings. Assessments facilitate strong links between your learning and practice.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Developing Adult Nursing Practice (NAD011-3) Compulsory
  • Introducing Adult Nursing Practice (NAD010-3) Compulsory
  • Preparing For Adult Nursing Registration (NAD012-3) Compulsory
  • Clinical Assessment And Decision Making In Adult Nursing (NAD003-6) Compulsory
  • Clinical Leadership (NUR012-6) Compulsory
  • Dissertation For Adult Nursing Registration (NAD004-6) Compulsory
  • Fundamentals Of Adult Nursing (NAD001-6) Compulsory
  • Life, Health And Social Sciences For Nursing (NUR009-6) Compulsory
  • Pharmacology And Medicines Management In Adult Nursing (NAD002-6) Compulsory
  • Research Methods For Nursing (NUR011-6) Compulsory
  • Values, Policy And Governance In Nursing And Healthcare (NUR010-6) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy for this course is closely aligned to the teaching and learning strategy which is designed to have: immediate professional relevance; foster active learning, be leaner-centred in approach and draw on expertise by experience.

Many of the assessment tasks are designed so that you can tailor them to your professional interests, experience and development needs. They are also designed so that you can rehearse ways of thinking and acting that are professionally relevant.

Examples include: written assignments ranging from reflective pieces to case studies and academic essays as well as assessed practice within your placements.

Assessments are also designed to support you integrating learning in theory and practice and in demonstrating that integration.

The assessments culminate in a choice of dissertation projects: a service improvement project, a literature review or a research proposal.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

  • a 2:2 honours degree in a life, health or social science related subject *
  • GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English, or equivalent
  • IELTS Grade 7 overall and 7 in each area where English is a second language.
  • A minimum of 600 hours recent direct healthcare experience

  • Applications may be considered from candidates with Bachelors degrees in other disciplines if they have significantly more direct health care experience.

There may be the opportunity for candidates who have some, but not sufficient, practice experience to be offered further practice experience prior to the course start. This would be on the basis of paid employment as a health care assistant with one of our placement providers.

Other specific entry requirements

  • All candidates will be required to attend a selection event and pass tests in numeracy and literacy
  • Submission of an extended CV which demonstrates your academic achievement and graduate transferrable skills, your health care related achievement and your commitment to the profession of nursing, aligned to the course learning outcomes specified.
  • Undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to enrolment. You must declare any criminal convictions, cautions and bindings over, including those considered spent during the admissions process. Criminal convictions do not necessarily prevent acceptance on the course, but some may be regarded by an employer or professional body as excluding you from practice. Where you have any criminal convictions, cautions and/or bindings over, your application will be considered by the DBS panel within the University, which you will be asked to attend, where a decision will be made regarding your entry to the course. Applicants need to be aware that any criminal conviction for driving may affect future employment or affect the candidates ability to gain registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Undergo health screening to assess fitness to join the course. Students must also complete an approved course of immunisation, as recommended by the Department of Health. Health screening and immunisation are provided by the University, through the Occupational Health provider. It is the students responsibility to inform the course coordinator of any change of circumstances in their health once they have registered.

Selection Event

All candidates will be required to attend a selection event. On arrival, documents including passport and education certificates will be checked. During the selection event your numeracy and literacy skills will be tested. If you pass the test you will undergo an interview and will be required to participate in a group discussion to determine if you posses personal attributes and values congruent with healthcare practice. Lecturing staff, practitioners from placement areas and service users will participate in the selection process.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

During the course you will acquire a range of professional and transferrable skills which are intended to prepare you for working as an adult registered nurse. The course provides a student-focused process for integrating personal, academic and career development. You are encouraged to undertake self-assessment to identify your strengths, interests and development needs in relation to your learning needs. Through negotiation with your personal academic tutor you will be enabled to identify your areas of interest and the areas in which you feel you need to develop. Towards the end of your studies you will be actively supported and advised regarding employment application and potential career development.



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and funding

UK/EU

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

  • UK students applying for this postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS

  • EU students applying for this postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS

  • International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country.

    You can also apply online

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