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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 3 Years
UCAS Code:B740
Campus Location: Aylesbury

About the course

A nurse needs to be able to assess needs and plan, implement and evaluate care for people with acute or chronic illness – requiring communication skills and compassion as well as the range of specialist knowledge and nursing skills you will acquire from this degree.

Gain experience in medical and surgical nursing, care of older people, community nursing and nursing in an acute setting.

Successful completion of this course leads to the award of both an Honours degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse, allowing you to practise as an adult nurse and in accordance with the NHS Constitution.

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

 

 


  • Study areas including health across the lifespan; physical and mental health; professional practice; legislation and ethics; assessment and management of patients; leadership, management and service improvement
  • Develop the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours needed to nurse adults professionally and compassionately
  • Gain significant practical experience on a course comprising 50% theoretical learning and 50% practical learning – with some of the highest graduate employment rates in the country
  • Benefit from a course that will lead you to a challenging and rewarding career as a registered adult nurse in a range of healthcare environments, including community hospital and residential settings, and can provide a route to specialised clinical practice, management or education

This course enables you to learn in a variety of ways in academic, simulated and actual practice settings. You will experience 50% of your time in practice, supervised by practitioners, who are trained to support your learning, learning to provide care and experience a diverse range of practice settings. 50% of your time will be university based, learning in the classroom, in individual study and simulated practice environments.

You will engage in a Service Improvement Project that will enable you to develop the skills to make a real change to the quality of service provision in practice. You will have support for your learning in theory and practice from a team of lecturers, all of whom are experienced, registered nurses.

Graduates from this course have the knowledge and skills to care for adults in varied multi-professional contexts, collaborating with health colleagues and other services to deliver high quality, evidence based, compassionate nursing care to adults.


Units

  • Academic Skills Development For Nursing (NUR022-1) Compulsory
  • Care Across The Lifespan In Adult Nursing (NAD003-1) Compulsory
  • Exploring Health And Primary Care Services In The Community (NUR019-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Nursing Interventions (NUR020-1) Compulsory
  • Understanding Health (NUR021-1) Compulsory
  • Assessment And Interventions In Adult Nursing Practice (NAD029-2) Compulsory
  • Exploring Evidence (NUR027-2) Compulsory
  • Planning, Delivering And Coordinating Care For Adults (NAD031-2) Compulsory
  • Adolescent Health (NUR005-2) Optional
  • Cancer: A Public Health Approach (NUR006-2) Optional
  • Introduction To Public Health (NUR008-2) Optional
  • Advocacy, Empowerment And Protection (NUR031-3) Compulsory
  • Law And Decision Making In Medicines Management (NUR032-3) Compulsory
  • Leading Complex Care In Adult Nursing (NAD017-3) Compulsory
  • Supporting Learning (NUR007-3) Compulsory
  • Transforming Care (NUR033-3) Compulsory

The nursing team recognise the importance of assessment for student learning and have carefully considered university guidance. The courses assessment scheme aims to align with the learning outcomes and to provide a variety of assessments which consider different learning styles and give opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with application to practice, as well as developing their academic skills. A wide range of assessment methods are used to ensure that the breadth of knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes are assessed appropriately. In addition, a range of assessment methods ensures that the students who may be more or less skilled at a particular type of assessment are given a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their abilities.

The assessment process includes appropriate and constructive feedback on all coursework performance. The assessment strategy aims to: - Encourage deep learning - Assess the learning outcomes identified in the UIFs - Assess and encourage the development of employability skills - Differentiate between the requirements of levels 4, 5 and 6 - Use appropriately reliable and valid methods - Incorporate transparent marking criteria for the various types of assessment using current best practice Be challenging and meaningful.

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff Points

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent), plus one of the following:

  • 112 points with at least 96 points from 3 A levels or BTEC level 3 QCF qualifications and other qualifications in the UCAS tariff. AS levels and General Studies A level do not count towards this score.
  • Access to HE Diploma - a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course: 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 12 credits should be graded at distinction level and at least 12 credits at merit.
  • Diploma in Higher Education or BSc degree
  • IELTS Grade 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each area where English is a second language.
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers or International Baccalaureate

Note: NVQ Level 3 is not accepted for any of our professional healthcare courses.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

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Entry Requirements


UCAS Tariff Points

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016) including English language or English literature and mathematics (or equivalent), plus one of the following:

  • 112 points with at least 96 points from 3 A levels or BTEC level 3 QCF qualifications and other qualifications in the UCAS tariff. AS levels and General Studies A level do not count towards this score.
  • Access to HE Diploma - a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course: 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 12 credits should be graded at distinction level and at least 12 credits at merit.
  • Diploma in Higher Education or BSc degree
  • IELTS Grade 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each area where English is a second language.
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers or International Baccalaureate

Note: NVQ Level 3 is not accepted for any of our professional healthcare courses.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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

Additional NHS funding available. Click here to find out more.

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2021/22 is £14,300 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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

Additional NHS funding available. Click here to find out more.


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2021/22 is £14,300 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate 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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate 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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student