Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 17/10/2018

Our three year Adult Nursing course will give you the ability to cope with a demanding and satisfying profession, leading to a BSc Adult Nursing (Hons) and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The structure provides a strong foundation in adult nursing with skills based upon the theory taught at the University and clinical placements. We will develop your care, compassion, courage, commitment and communication skills to work with adults in nursing.

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunity for two week abroad placement.
  • Leads to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.
  • 50/50 split between theory practice learning.
  • New Curriculum based on the Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information about the course please contact Cindy ODell, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Cindy.ODell@northampton.ac.uk.

From September 2019 we are offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum is innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support. The curriculum offers placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International.

Course Details

Our aim is to produce safe and effective nurses who embrace the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical practice. You will be introduced to a range of care settings to familiarise you with emerging patterns of care and allow you to choose a specialist area.

By studying our Adult Nursing course you will learn to:

  • work as a professional and be able to safeguard the public and be responsible and accountable for safe person-centred nursing practice
  • practice in a compassionate respectful way whilst maintaining client dignity
  • work in partnership with other healthcare professionals in care delivery

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Studying our Adult Nursing BSc Hons will allow you to pursue a wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research. Some of the roles available to you in the community and acute services after qualifying include: district nurse, practice nurse, prison nurse, community matron, occupational health nurse, health visitor, nurse consultant, theatre nurse, nurse educator, nurse researcher,
manager.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    before the course commences

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

  • BCC at A level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
  • a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
  • a kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
  • successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
  • a Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
  • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above

Please note that we will consider other qualifications on an individual basis, please contact our Admissions team to discuss these in further detail.

In addition, we look for the following essential requirements:

  • English, Maths and Science GCSE at grade C/4 or above are essential and must be achieved prior to commencement of the course
  • recent academic study completed within the last five years is also required
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 before the course commences
  • evidence of engagement with people demonstrating care and compassion in either a voluntary role or through work experience
  • evidence of at least six months care experience with adults in either voluntary or paid work.

Please note that all offers of a place on the programme are subject to successful Occupational Health Screening and a Clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

Course Content

  • Practice Development 1 (10 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1016
    Core Module Y
  • The Development of Personal and Professional Self (30 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1025
    Core Module Y
  • Patient-Centred Care in Adult Nursing (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1020
    Core Module Y
  • Nursing Practice 1 (50 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1017P
    Core Module Y
  • Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (10 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1026
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 18/19 currently. The course modules for 19/20 are to be confirmed. Any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

The Faculty of Health and Society has a purpose built hospital ward where you can learn and develop your clinical skills prior to your placements.

Special course features include:

  • practical experience in healthcare settings
  • practical experiences are gained within hospitals, community settings, the voluntary sector and other health and social care organisations within
  • Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire
  • European Nursing Module through which you can complete a two week placement in a European city.
Reading List
  • Please note that the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing reading list will be available on NILE when you start your course.

Case Study

What Our Students Say

Jessica Jennings-Bland

“The University of Northampton has enabled me to develop both personally and professionally, for which I will be forever grateful. I also believe that this course has given me the vital knowledge and qualities that are needed to be the most brilliant nurse that I can possibly be. I have met some inspirational role models and I’ve developed friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Additional Costs

  • optional membership of Union
  • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
  • trip to London in year one (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
  • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
  • black leather shoes, black socks

If you are hosted by Health Education Thames Valley you will be able to claim travel costs to and from University.

All student nurses can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if  this exceeds their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. Please note that these travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £15,000

Additional Costs

  • optional membership of Union
  • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
  • trip to London in year one (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
  • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
  • black leather shoes, black socks

If you are hosted by Health Education Thames Valley you will be able to claim travel costs to and from University.

All student nurses can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if  this exceeds their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. Please note that these travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 17/10/2018

  • Our three year Adult Nursing course will give you the ability to cope with a demanding and satisfying profession, leading to a BSc Adult Nursing (Hons) and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The structure provides a strong foundation in adult nursing with skills based upon the theory taught at the University and clinical placements. We will develop your care, compassion, courage, commitment and communication skills to work with adults in nursing.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunity for two week abroad placement.
    • Leads to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.
    • 50/50 split between theory practice learning.
    • New Curriculum based on the Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our aim is to produce safe and effective nurses who embrace the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical practice. You will be introduced to a range of care settings to familiarise you with emerging patterns of care and allow you to choose a specialist area.

    By studying our Adult Nursing course you will learn to:

    • work as a professional and be able to safeguard the public and be responsible and accountable for safe person-centred nursing practice
    • practice in a compassionate respectful way whilst maintaining client dignity
    • work in partnership with other healthcare professionals in care delivery

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information about the course please contact Cindy ODell, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Cindy.ODell@northampton.ac.uk.

    From September 2019 we are offering an exciting new curriculum based on The Nursing and Midwifery standards for education 2018. The curriculum is innovative utilising an active blend learning approach and an extensive range of support. The curriculum offers placement learning opportunities throughout Northamptonshire and beyond, including Europe and International.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Studying our Adult Nursing BSc Hons will allow you to pursue a wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research. Some of the roles available to you in the community and acute services after qualifying include: district nurse, practice nurse, prison nurse, community matron, occupational health nurse, health visitor, nurse consultant, theatre nurse, nurse educator, nurse researcher,
      manager.

    • BCC at A level along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
    • a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at DMM and GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
    • a kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
    • successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
    • a Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with GCSEs grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and Science
    • CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above

    Please note that we will consider other qualifications on an individual basis, please contact our Admissions team to discuss these in further detail.

    In addition, we look for the following essential requirements:

    • English, Maths and Science GCSE at grade C/4 or above are essential and must be achieved prior to commencement of the course
    • recent academic study completed within the last five years is also required
    • If your first language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 before the course commences
    • evidence of engagement with people demonstrating care and compassion in either a voluntary role or through work experience
    • evidence of at least six months care experience with adults in either voluntary or paid work.

    Please note that all offers of a place on the programme are subject to successful Occupational Health Screening and a Clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Practice Development 1 (10 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1016
      Core Module Y
    • The Development of Personal and Professional Self (30 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1025
      Core Module Y
    • Patient-Centred Care in Adult Nursing (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1020
      Core Module Y
    • Nursing Practice 1 (50 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1017P
      Core Module Y
    • Essential Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing (10 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1026
      Core Module Y
      • Please note that the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing reading list will be available on NILE when you start your course.

    Module information is quoted for 18/19 currently. The course modules for 19/20 are to be confirmed. Any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • What Our Students Say

      Jessica Jennings-Bland

      “The University of Northampton has enabled me to develop both personally and professionally, for which I will be forever grateful. I also believe that this course has given me the vital knowledge and qualities that are needed to be the most brilliant nurse that I can possibly be. I have met some inspirational role models and I’ve developed friendships that will last a lifetime.”

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional Costs

    • optional membership of Union
    • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
    • trip to London in year one (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks

    If you are hosted by Health Education Thames Valley you will be able to claim travel costs to and from University.

    All student nurses can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if  this exceeds their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. Please note that these travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £15,000

    Additional Costs

    • optional membership of Union
    • optional two week European placement (flights, accommodation, living expenses)
    • trip to London in year one (travel and entrance fee to Florence Nightingale Museum)
    • first set of clinical uniform is free but additional uniforms have to be purchased by the student
    • black leather shoes, black socks

    If you are hosted by Health Education Thames Valley you will be able to claim travel costs to and from University.

    All student nurses can claim daily travel costs to and from practice learning opportunities, if  this exceeds their normal mileage from home to University. This will include being able to claim for parking. Please note that these travel expenses are retrospectively paid.

    Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Sometimes the most valuable advice can actually come from people who have walked in your shoes.

    We have an Alumni E-Mentoring scheme that does just that. It puts you in touch with other University of Northampton graduates who in turn can offer a number of mentoring services. From CV advice to the possibility of job offers, sign up to become a mentor or a mentee.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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