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Adult nurses help care for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities. They monitor patients' progress and, in conjunction with doctors and other members of the health care team, decide what care to give, as well as advising and supporting patients and their relatives. Although demanding and intense work, it can be exceptionally rewarding.

Our innovative two-year course will prepare you for a career in a wide range of rewarding adult nursing opportunities, including in general medical and surgical wards, as well as specialist units such as Accident and Emergency or intensive care. Many of our graduates take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals in which they gained experience.

Top-up to MSc

After graduating, you'll be able to gain a Masters degree by completing a dissertation. Students who successfully complete the PgDip course have up to four years to complete the dissertation module via part-time study. This will incur an additional cost.

Adult nurses help care for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities. They monitor patients' progress and, in conjunction with doctors and other members of the health care team, decide what care to give, as well as advising and supporting patients and their relatives. Although demanding and intense work, it can be exceptionally rewarding. Our...

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Course Content

Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening.

You will be taught separately from the traditional three-year undergraduate students and will study the following:

Year 1

  • Improving quality, change management and leadership
  • Biology and pharmacology for health
  • Person centred care
  • Building practice skills for adult nursing
  • Practice experience year 1

Year 2

  • Care of the adult deteriorating patient
  • Caring for the older adult
  • Enhancing practice skills for adult nursing
  • Research in health and social care
  • Practice experience year 2

Top-up to MSc

After graduating, you'll be able to gain a Masters degree by completing a dissertation. Students who successfully complete the PgDip course have up to four years to complete the dissertation module via part-time study. This will incur an additional cost.

Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening. You will be taught separately from the traditional three-year undergraduate students and will study the following: Year 1 Improving quality, change management and leadership Biology and pharmacology for health Person centred care Building...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require:

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degree are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio.
  • In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.

Attributes and values

Nursing is a very competitive career and it is important you make a high quality application to us. Here are some tips on what attributes, skills and values we are ideally looking for in an LSBU nursing student:

  • Meet the required entry requirements for LSBU nursing courses
  • Good understanding of basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Impeccable communication, caring and helping skills
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Reliable, patient and understanding
  • Motivated
  • Dedicated to a career in nursing and fully comprehend the responsibilities of the role
  • Personal qualities and values in line with those expected by the NHS constitution.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All applicants are required to make an APL claim. You may apply for APL through both certificated learning and the production of a portfolio to demonstrate achievement of programme outcomes for the programme you have applied for through experience. If you are offered a place on the course you'll be provided with guidance notes to assist you in constructing this.

English language

For those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require: A Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degree are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council...

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