Nursing with Registered Nurse: Adult BSc (Hons)





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



Accreditations

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nursing with Registered Nurse: Adult - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - B740
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

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  • 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.



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

  • The Scope Of Adult Nursing
  • Healthcare Policy And Quality
  • Professional Values And Relationships
  • Essential Nursing Skills And Practice
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Nursing Practice In Acute And Immediate Care
  • Nursing Practice And Empowerment For People With Long Term Conditions
  • Health For Communities And People Across The Lifespan
  • Leadership, Management And Team Working For Professional Practice
  • Enhanced Assessment Skills And Decision Making In Adult Nursing
  • Integrated Nursing Care For Adults With Complex Needs
  • Contemporary Adult Nursing For Registered Practice
  • Quality And Safety In Health Care Practice



Discover the School of Healthcare Practice

The School of Healthcare Practice provides contemporary education and training for students wishing to qualify as adult, mental health or children's nurses, midwives, paramedics or operating department practitioners.

It also supports the education and training of Healthcare Assistant Practitioners wishing to gain a foundation degree.

All students studying within the school spend at least 50% of their time in practice settings working with a practice mentor. All academic staff  are link lecturers to practice partners, supporting students in the practice areas.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.



How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods are used to ensure that the breadth of knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes are assessed appropriately. These include: presentations, essays, reports, simulated practice and exams.

You will also be assessed in practice by current practitioners. Grading from your practice performance contributes to your marks for the course.

Entry requirements

  • UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. The grades you can achieve in your level 3 qualifications will not change – only the tariff point attached to that particular grade will change.

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

    For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The course has been designed to enable you to register as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and subsequently practise as a registered nurse who is able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, reasoning, decision-making and judgment to provide safe and compassionate nursing care to adults in a range of settings that vary in complexity and urgency
  • Work in multi-professional contexts, collaborating with health colleagues and other services to deliver high quality, evidence based, contemporary care to sick adults
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity in providing nursing care that that reflects the values of the NHS and that makes a positive difference to the experience of adult patients and their families.

Our course combines theoretical study with a variety of clinical experiences to equip you to become a Registered Nurse (Adult). One of the key features of Adult Nursing is working with patients of all ages from different generations who have experienced life in varied and interesting ways. By becoming an Adult Nurse you will be able to support individuals with a variety of health conditions, illnesses or injuries, assisting them in improving and maintaining their own health and quality of life.
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Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. 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.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    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.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 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.

Extra costs for this course

For this course you need to have appropriate clothing and equipment.

  • Appropriate shoes for clinical placement (£20-£60)
  • Stethoscope/Pinard stethoscope (£5-£100)
  • Fob watch (£5-£20)
  • Smart clothes for community placement (£50-£100)

DBS - 2017 entry: You will need to make a £13 contribution annually towards a Disclosure and Barring Service check update.

DBS - 2018 entry: You will need to pay £44 for the initial Disclosure and Barring Service check plus an annual update charge of £13.

Occupational Health Clearance: You may need to pay for some additional services and vaccinations if not available through your GP.

Occupational Health Clearance: You may need to pay for some additional services and vaccinations if not available through your GP.

Study materials

  • Stationery (printer ink, paper, pens, USB sticks, files etc (£30-£50)
  • Books (£50-£200)

Travel costs

You need to ensure that you budget for travelling from your home to the University; between academic sites and to and from placements.

The base for your studies may be in Aylesbury, Luton or Bedford depending on the offer you receive from the University.You are required to attend a range of placements in hospitals or community settings. You will be working across a range of shift patterns covering the full 24 hour period.

If you drive, you need to pay for parking, in public car parks and NHS site car parks.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.

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

  • 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

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